Preventing keyboard scuff marks on screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by speekez, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. speekez macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
    What are you guys using (if anything) to prevent keyboard from coming into contact with screen and creating pressure point scuffs on display? On my old 17" mac pro, I bought a thin cloth that was designed to place between keyboard and screen. But on these newer unibody designs, there's no clearance. Right now, I'm just using the paper that came with the unit.

    I don't carry the laptop in a cramped backpack, only a sleeve --- so many pressure points/scuffs on display aren't a concern?
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    I use nothing and never have on either of my macbooks and have never seen any marks on my screens due to the keyboard, The 2010 is still fine and so is the 2013 at 7and 4 years old that’s pretty much a non worry to me now.
  3. TofSanity macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2010
    nothing at first, then I bought a cloth that was meant for my 2016 15" MacBook Pro, but it was leaving a huge dusty spot on my display. So, now I am back to nothing, but I do have the keyboard "scuff" on my display... some I can clean but there are a few that are too "deep"
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    The question:
    "What are you guys using (if anything) to prevent keyboard from coming into contact with screen and creating pressure point scuffs on display?"

    The answer:
    Don't put pressure on the display.

    Pretty simple, really...
  5. JesterAZ macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2017
    I use the rad tech cloth. I pack my backpack VERY light, use a SF bags sleeve, and make sure to not put pressure on the keys.
  6. gsxr1000 Suspended


    Jan 19, 2014
    North Carolina
    I bought a new to me 2012 MBP. It had a trackpad line not really a biggie being it was used but I bought a shaggymax cloth so no more scuffs would occur while I owned machine.
  7. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    The keys should not come into contact with the screen
    Nothing should be placed over the keyboard that could bunch and cause screen damage
    Keyboard cover skins can leave friction marks and When misaligned panel damage
    Applying too much pressure to the top cover assembly By stuffing it in a loaded backpack can do wonders
  8. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
    Sounds like the scuff marks are due to keeping the laptop under pressure -- like in a tightly fit backpack. I use a SF sleeve, no backpack, so i should be fine without.
  9. chiamac macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2010
  10. Deane2000 macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2014
    Southern California
    it sounds like the sleeve might be putting the pressure on the screen pushing it into the keyboard. How is the fit of the sleeve? Tight? Hard to get the MBP in and out? As stated, the keyboard and screen shouldn't come into contact. Your sleeve is the third element in play. Change the sleeve, fix the problem?
  11. SamVilde macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2008
    New York City
    My keyboard wasn't getting scuffs or scrapes, but there was a noticeable residue (oil maybe?). I got the rad tech cloth. I'm sure I'll lose it some day, but for now it's making me feel better.

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