Need advice on screen cloths to protect from scratches when closed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Willierocks1029, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Willierocks1029 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010
    Hey everybody! I'm new to the Macbook community :) just got it today

    So I have a question... So I've read that the keyboard sometimes scratches the screen when you close the macbook pro. 1.Is this true? 2.For now should I use the plastic thing with the cloth like material on top that came in between the screen and keyboard for now if at all? and 3. Should I buy one of those cloth things to protect the screen when I have my macbook closed?

    Thanks guys!
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    The screen doesn't normally touch the keys when closed, but if you put it in a backpack with books and other stuff in there it can put pressure on the lid and that's when you'd get the keys pressing up against the screen. You can just use that styrofoam-like protector that came with your computer but I personally like putting a microfiber cloth in there between the keys and screen when I am transporting my computer.
  3. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2010
    Use the microfiber cloth that came with the Macbook Pro.
  4. Willierocks1029 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010
    oh thanks guys... yeah my friend uses the microfiber cloth too and i just found mine haha... i'll try not to put it in a backpack with other books.
  5. Willierocks1029 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010
    oh... and you guys don't use a screen protector either?
  6. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

    May 24, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    I use the foam insert that came with the computer...I also put the cleaning cloth in but thats just so I don't lose it.
  7. RT2020 macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2010

    I did as well untill it finally rotted apart after 1.5 years :p
  8. djasterix macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2010
    Paradise City
    I use the microfiber cloth, no probs so far...
  9. applebook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2009
    If you want a multi-purpose cloth that is awesome with everything, I recommend spending a few bucks on Radtech <--- Totally worth it. :cool:
  10. Herrow macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2008
    Yes, even the Unibody models are susceptible to keyboard imprints. We have used the Shaggymac Protectors since the PB Ti days.

    Worth every penny and always get top dollar on resale.
  11. aeboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
    they're not prone to scratching from the keyboard
    some just like to be overly protective

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