Keys Marking Screen Macbook 2015

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  1. Drich290195 macrumors 6502

    Drich290195

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    Is anyone noticing the problem that arrises on the Air where the keys mark the screen on there new 2015 retina Macbook
     
  2. whodatrr, Nov 21, 2015
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    We have two 2015 rMBs, a 2012 11.6 MBA, a 2015 13" rMBP, and a 2013 13" MBA. None of them has issues with keys marking the screens.
     
  3. Spudlicious macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2015 Macbook Pro and I've not noticed any screen marking. Obviously I'll be looking out for it now...
     
  4. Drich290195 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    think your fine with the Pro. I know the Air's have a issue due to the tight tolerance between screen and keyboard. Was curious about the new macbook 12 inch thats all
     
  5. rob.james.arias macrumors regular

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    I have had mine for a few months and yes the keys are marking the screen.
     
  6. happyslayer macrumors 6502a

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    Mine do as well. I think it's because my MacBook lives in my work bag (in its own padded compartment) and gets compressed by other items like books, notebooks and tools when it's sitting on the ground. Got a radtech screensaverz, seems to help. Though the damage is already done -- barely visible marks at certain angles.

    http://www.radtech.us/products/screensavrz-macbook-pro-keyboard-cover
     
  7. zamboni52 macrumors regular

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    Check the rubber around the screen. I thought that was there to prevent the screen from touching the keys.
     
  8. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    Ditto other than the last one in your list is a 2013 rMB15 and we have no key marks
     
  9. Drich290195 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are these permanent or do they rub off. You would think Apple had got a grip of this
     
  10. BlakeBrattina macrumors 6502a

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    I have this issue on our 2011 Air, permanent, unfortunately. Have not noticed anything on the 2015 MBP
     
  11. DoubleWah macrumors newbie

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    Every mac laptop I've ever owned does this (macbook pros 15 & 13, macbook airs 13 & 11, plastic MacBooks, and now the new macbook). I think it's because they all have spent a lot of time in a compartment in a full backpack.

    It's annoying, but I've found if I keep up with cleaning the screen regularly (with just water and a lint-free cloth) it isn't too bad. I find that eventually you can't completely remove the marks, but get pretty close. On a couple of machines, a bit of grit somehow got onto one of the keys and then made a permanent microscopic dent in the screen which is heartbreaking since it ends up looking a bit like a stuck pixel. I try and remember to quickly sweep the keyboard with my hand before putting the machine into its bag now.

    I do wish the laptop screens were as robust as the iPad screens for cleaning etc. But of course, this would add enormously to the weight!

    Simon
     
  12. Max(IT) Suspended

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    if you are speaking about a faint mark, easily removable with a cloth, it's ok and I've seen traces of it on almost every MacBook so far since 2006.
    If you are speaking about a permanent marking, something could be wrong with manufacturing tolerances of your unit.
     
  13. rob.james.arias macrumors regular

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    Permanent.
     

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