rMBP & Keys Impacting Screen (Shaggymac required?)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Falundir, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Falundir macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2010
    My rMBP arrives tomorrow and was curious if people were running into the age old problem of the oils from the keys transferring to the screen when closed.

  2. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2010
    I haven't had this problem with either my Late 2011 17" Macbook Pro or my rMBP. As usual though, if you transport your laptop around, the dirt/hair/whatever from your keyboard seems to fall out, so cover your keyboard up with a cloth anyways.
  3. Swayzee macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2012
    I used to have that problem on my 13" mbp and so i had bought the radtech screen protector. I ended up buying the 15'' one for my mpbr and it has no problems and fits perfectly. No finger prints on my screen and i feel a little better knowing theres something cushioning my screen.

  4. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    if i remember correctly from the hour or so i spent with it..the rMBP screen i believe is set inside a lip, so you should not have that problem. Though i could be mistaken.
  5. Robertsmania macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012
    I'm actually kind of concerned about this. I find that my screen shows clearly that the keys are incontact with the screen when its closed.

    It seems like just a matter of time before the glass will be damaged.

    Are others seeing evidence that the keys actually touch the screen while its closed?
  6. Herrow macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2008
  7. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    Mine definitely leaves oils on my screen. i've been using that thin piece of foam that shipped with the laptop to protect it
  8. stuaz macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    Yeah that is right. I haven't had the issue of oils from the keys on the screen.
  9. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    The lip is a compressible material, and the keys are (slightly) raised above the alumnium. Mine definitely leaves oil on the screen
  10. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    I've found the best solution is just to wipe down the keyboard every 2-3 days with some water or very light windex to remove the residue from the keyboard and keep it from getting on your screen.
  11. vpro macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2012
    Kept original packaging.

    I kept using that original, thin foam packaging, :apple: placed between the screen and top case. I have the keyboard protector as well. If I am traveling I take the keyboard protector off, leaving the thing foam sheet between the screen and keyboard.

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