keyboard marks on screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by asidexo, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. asidexo macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2013
    I purchased the rearth keyboard cover for my macbook. I have a (bad) habit of eating in front of my laptop that isn't going to change so it makes me feel a lot safer and I don't mind the feel that much.

    However, I just noticed keyboard marks on my screen. I really don't want to have to remove the cover every time I close my laptop because I know eventually I'm going to either forget or become too lazy. Is there anyway to prevent the marks?

    I heard the moshi one is really thin, does it also leave marks on the screen or could I switch to that one?

    I also thought about either getting one of those keyboard cloths that cover or a screen protector but I'm worried another layer may be too much and stop the macbook from being able to close properly/cause warping which I really don't want.
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    The keys offen hit the screen without a cover. Adding any cover (thickness) will hit the screen.
  3. yliu macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2009
    The Moshi Clear guard also makes marks on my MBPr 15.

    However, it's only visible when the screen is off. So if you are like me, who like to eat in from of the laptop, I think it's worth it to have a cover. You can wipe the marks off anytime with a micro fiber cloth.

    Otherwise, you can buy a microfiber cloth to put in between the keyboard and screen if you are okay with the extra hassle. Or you can get a matte screen protector. (I think it would worsen the screen quality/sharpness)
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    This was a huge issue with the PowerBook G4s. The keys hit the matte screen and left marks, usually wiped off well but in some cases, the oil from a person's skin would permanately cause it to mess up the screen. I carried a PB throughout college and knew I'd be tossing it in my bag with books. The first thing I bought before the PB even arrived at my house was a RadTech ScreenSavrz.

    I highly recommend something like that. Now, there was some room to do this with my PB, I don't recall if I had that same room with my MB Air, but it may be okay with your MBP. Also, since the screen isn't matte (I don't think) you can easily wipe it off.
  5. vpro macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2012
    don't keep them them on

    when u are done store them away i keep em in their original packaging
    the only time you get marks is if you don't thoroughly wipe down your keys of the oils etc... plus if you keep it in your bag with other things in the bag pressing up against the mbp lid, of if you carry it around like a book. no added pressure and a clean keyboard should resolve this for good.

  6. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    How do you carry your MBP around? I find that I get more keyboard marks when I use a messenger bag, since then the laptop bounces off my back with every step. Also overfilled backpacks or just bad protection make keyboard marks more likely. And of course the keyboard cover doesn't help ;)
  7. srsub3 macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2013
    well known problem since my mbp 2011... I usually keep the original plastic tissue they give in the box between screen and keyboard when the lid is close. this avoid the infamous prints.

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