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inkyoto

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Oct 30, 2013
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Hi all, I recently had my rMBP screen replaced due to a mura (white spot) on the screen. Some have said this is a regular defect; others have said it is due to pressure on the outside of the LCD. I don't know what it is, but I'd like to protect my screen as much as possible.

There are two things:

1. How do I protect the LCD from the outside to pressure against the LCD? I put mine in a sleeve and put that in a backpack, but I wonder if there is too much pressure against the screen. (I'd like to not have to get one of those unattractive clamshell cases.)

2. How do I protect the LCD from inside keyboard imprints? All of the MacBook computers I've had have developed an un-cleanable keyboard imprint over time, especially visible when the screen is dark. Is there a way to prevent this?

Thanks all.

EDIT: I didn't want to bump this, but I got a Screensaverz cloth and it's been great so far. Now looking for a harder case as well. Thank you all!
 
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Meister

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Hi all, I recently had my rMBP screen replaced due to a mura (white spot) on the screen. Some have said this is a regular defect; others have said it is due to pressure on the outside of the LCD. I don't know what it is, but I'd like to protect my screen as much as possible.

There are two things:

1. How do I protect the LCD from the outside to pressure against the LCD? I put mine in a sleeve and put that in a backpack, but I wonder if there is too much pressure against the screen. (I'd like to not have to get one of those unattractive clamshell cases.)

2. How do I protect the LCD from inside keyboard imprints? All of the MacBook computers I've had have developed an un-cleanable keyboard imprint over time, especially visible when the screen is dark. Is there a way to prevent this?

Thanks all.
1. You macbook should stand the pressure in your backpack
2. I have never seen this
 

Samuelsan2001

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Oct 24, 2013
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Well clearly whatever you are doing puts pressure on the computer, I assume that is pressure from other stuff in you bag against your back.

To be honest the best way to protect it would be its own bagwithout any other crap in.

As meister says I have never seen any keyboard impressions on the macbooks I have had or seen, so my only real advice is be more careful...
 

Fishrrman

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OP asks:
[[ 1. How do I protect the LCD from the outside to pressure against the LCD? I put mine in a sleeve and put that in a backpack, but I wonder if there is too much pressure against the screen. ]]

Don't use a backpack in which to tote it around.
Instead, get a dedicated carry bag for the MacBook.

[[ 2. How do I protect the LCD from inside keyboard imprints? All of the MacBook computers I've had have developed an un-cleanable keyboard imprint over time, especially visible when the screen is dark. Is there a way to prevent this? ]]

This might be a result of "too much pressure" in the backpack. Same solution as above applies.
You might get ahold of a piece of flannel (think: well-washed t-shirt) cloth or a large microfiber cloth (cut to size), and lay it "flat" across the keyboard when you close up the MacBook.
 

Cloudsurfer

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2. How do I protect the LCD from inside keyboard imprints? All of the MacBook computers I've had have developed an un-cleanable keyboard imprint over time, especially visible when the screen is dark. Is there a way to prevent this?

Yeah my girlfriend's white 2010 Macbook has that. She always puts stuff on top of it, from books to even using it as a dinner plate while sitting on the couch. I keep telling her not to do that but you know girls.

The result is a keyboard imprint that is very hard to get off, if at all.

Carrying a Macbook around in your backpack should not be a problem, I do it all the time, just avoid packing it too tight to prevent these things from happening. I've been using MacBooks since they were released in '06 and have never had it happen to me personally.
 

Archer1440

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1. You macbook should stand the pressure in your backpack
2. I have never seen this

Then perhaps you haven't traveled extensively with a Macbook Pro to Air in a backpack.

The only solution is an external hardcase, or a dedicated bag- you simply cannot stuff a Macbook into a backpack and expect the screen to be totally unscathed, the clearances are too small for that (and even more so with the retina machines)

Make no mistake, the keyboard imprint is abrasion from the keys onto the screen coating- it's essentially a scratch, and not removable.

My old MBA even had marks on the bezel from the topcase perimeter of the track pad. One single trip in a backpack did that.
 

theycallmetc

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Feb 8, 2013
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Mine has some of that keyboard imprint on it. It's only noticeable with the screen turned off.

There are some microfiber cloths cut to size that you can put between the keyboard and screen when you close it, that might work. It's definitely a result of having a 15.4" screen thats so thin, any sort of pressure and it'll bend just enough to touch the keyboard.
 

nobodyjustwalks

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Jan 23, 2013
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The only solution is an external hardcase, or a dedicated bag- you simply cannot stuff a Macbook into a backpack and expect the screen to be totally unscathed, the clearances are too small for that (and even more so with the retina machines)

Make no mistake, the keyboard imprint is abrasion from the keys onto the screen coating- it's essentially a scratch, and not removable.

As Archer 1440 suggests, placing your MB into a bag with 15 pounds of other things pushing against it, with only a sleeve to protect it (which only protects your computer from scratches) is the reason why youʻre probably seeing the problems you describe.

Get a separate bag. Donʻt carry it in the same bag with a ton of other stuff. Or at least buy a case thatʻs fairly rigid and can protect your laptop from heavy things pressing against it.
 
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