MacBook screen cracked when on?

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  1. Ryanthechimp macrumors newbie

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    So my iPhone just fell onto the screen and it become cracked and a portion is the screen is cornered in colors and a crack which are only visible when the screen is on. I don't know whatswrong what should I do?
     
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    No like the iPhone fell back onto the Mac like it was standing on the keyboard and just barely touched it. When's the screens off there's no visible marks
     
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    I'm on my phone now, and I'm trying to upload a file but it won't work. Yes it's like that but in the center with a "crack" which again is only visible when on
     

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  8. DeltaMac, Jul 17, 2015
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    Your photos don't show at all. Maybe you haven't had enough posts on this site.
    But, does not make too much difference, as you describe a rainbow colored area, which is a typical "look" for a cracked screen, or maybe just a pressure crack, which might not be too visible unless power is on.
    The fix is the same, you can't repair a crack, you just replace the screen.

    I see your last picture, with the area in the center of your screen.
    - - It's a broken screen. The various colors happen, because the light through the various layers in the cracked area reflect back at different angles, resulting in a rainbow effect. Sometimes shows as a plaid or checked pattern, and sometimes like yours as colors radiating away from the break.
    Finally, as there are multiple layers of extremely thin glass, you can have cracks in the internal layers, but no visible external damage. And, the damage might only appear when power (and the backlight) is turned on.
    Again, there's no more that you can do, except replace your LCD screen. It's broken :(
     
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    It was barely tapped by my phone and breaks which is what makes me mad
     
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    You have no idea how fragile an LCD screen can be when hit with the right force at the right angle.
    And, the middle of the screen has areas with little support behind it to withstand a pressure crack.
    Looks like you were just really unlucky with the phone contacting the wrong spot. If the phone corner touched the screen, the tiny contact area could concentrate a lot of energy, and even the small mass of the phone could do what happened to you. You can see in your picture that the center point of the radiating cracks is quite small. The phone was likely also spinning (not falling flat) when it hit, which could also make the force greater than it appears.
     

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