rMBP Bezel Chipping Off

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  1. Vettori13, Apr 30, 2014
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    Vettori13 macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I have a refurbished 2012 15' rMBP, it is only around 6 months old. Recently I have noticed these strange patches appear in two corners of the screen.

    The photo is bad but it looks like an area of the bezel where the black part has come off, leaving a shiny grey area.

    I haven't seen anything chip off and the laptop lives a fairly sheltered life so I have no idea how this could happen.

    Has this happened to anyone else?

    Cheers.
     

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  3. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    I haven't heard of any cases about the bezel chipping, and without any pictures it's hard to see what you mean exactly.
     
  4. Vettori13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry the pictures don't seem to upload. It is really annoying. It says they are attached. I will try again.
     

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  5. maflynn Moderator

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    That appears to be the coating on the glass coming off. Do you use anything to clean the display?

    I've seen a couple of threads where this is going and I believe that in at least one case the person used something that affected the coating.
     
  6. Vettori13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies!

    Not that I am aware of, I usually just use the cloth that came with the laptop.

    Would rubbing the screen too hard cause some of the coating to come off? Because sometimes there are hard to remove patches of dirt that take a little while to clean. Though I am not sure why only the corners of the screen are affected.

    Thanks.
     
  7. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    See this thread...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1624907&highlight=screen+coating

    Seems like its happening to others as well. Someone mentioned that it happened to their 2008 unibody MacBook too, so this issue has probably been around for a while. It may be a defect in the way the screen coating was applied.

    I would take in to the Apple Store since you are still under warranty and see what they'll do for you.

    Best of Luck!
     
  8. Vettori13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the link! I tried searching for a similar thread earlier but couldn't quite find the right words.

    It seems like mine is fairly minor compared to what others are experiencing. It doesn't bother me too much at this point but, since I have around 5 months left on my warranty, I have some time to see if it gets worse :)
     
  9. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    Why wait? It is faulty now, get it replaced now and you still have time for any faults with the replacement to be solved if there is any.


    Barney
     
  10. Vettori13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, that is a good point. It just doesn't bother me too much at this point. I will have to back up and then restore all my stuff if I get a replacement which could take a while and could interfere with my university work.
     
  11. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    You're unlikely to get a replacement, they will just replace the screen/lid.
    By doing that they will also not have to wipe the SSD/HDD so although you should back it up, there shouldn't be any need for a restore.


    Barney
     
  12. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    These days I have access to two relatively modern Macs, but before I got the second machine it would have been highly inconvenient to go without a laptop for a few days, and I would not have had it repaired for what seems like a small cosmetic issue. So I understand why the OP is not in a hurry to have it repaired.

    That is not even taking into account the (small) possibility that the replacement screen could have some imperfections...

    On the other hand I also hope that the OP always has a backup... so having to make one should not be a factor here!
     

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