Scratch on my screen

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  1. mladenz macrumors regular

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    hi,

    My sister just gave my macbook pro a punch with her ring and now i have a scratch on it. It's on the left side on the black part, so you can see it and it annoys the hell out of me!!!

    How much will it cost to let apple replace the glass of my screen? I don't think they will replace it under warranty. Or is there any way i can fix it my self?

    PS: WILL THOOTHPASTE HELP IT? I MEAN ITS NOT A DEEP SCRATH? OR MABY AN PRODUCT OF IKLEAR. IM GOING TO PURCHASE A SCREEN PROTECTOR TOMORROW.

    maby this: http://www.jump.co.za/product/klearscreen-iklear-apple-polish-kit-8937397.htm ?

    UPDATE: Tried toothpaste, doesnt help:( Is there any good screen protector out there, so it doesnt get scratched again?

    thanks,

    Mladenz:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Chances are good that anything you do to try to fix it will only make it worse. Apple will not replace just the glass of the screen, only the whole assembly at high cost to you.
     
  3. mladenz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know, thats what im affraid off.

    maby Macbook cleaner works?
     
  4. Formativeyears macrumors member

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    I had a similar problem with my 13 inch Macbook except worse. The scratch on mine was right in the center of the screen and created a very noticeable "rainbow" effect that was quite distracting and annoying. I took it to the Apple Store and of course the "geniuses" fed me the line about it being cosmetic and not covered by the warranty etc. and that it would cost around 700 bucks to replace the entire panel. They told me to contact glass specialists who could maybe buff it out or something, which I did, and of course they all told me that they would never attempt to buff out a scratch on a computer screen. Ultimately I decided to cast caution to the wind and go with the techrestore matte screen replacement since I didn't like the ultra glossy glass screen cover anyway. Currently techrestore is also offering a replacement glass service for the 13 inch Macbook for 190 bucks. I would assume that they will eventually be offering the same service for the Macbook Pro so you might email them and ask them about it. Best of luck!
    http://www.techrestore.com/xcart/home.php?cat=273
     
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  6. mladenz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Damn, im lucky the scratch is on the blackbezel. Im looking at a Power support anti glare thingy, but i've read that the quality of the screen reduces. Ordering an incase hardshell and iklear polish kit atm. Will go nuts if my mbp gets another scratch, its only 2 or 3 months old and im planning to use it for the next couple of years:(

    i dont understand:p
     
  7. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    Dude... Get your sister to buy you a new screen :p
     
  8. mladenz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahaha:p i could... if she had any money:p She doesnt even show any compassion, she's like ah **** it.... and im like: OMFG WTF HAVE YOU DONE!
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Of course :D

    Just stand really close to her, imagine you are holding something heavy in your hand and think back to how she just ****ed up your MBP.

    If the brat has no remorse get your parents involved.
     
  10. mladenz thread starter macrumors regular

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    ahahaha now i do understand:p I can't count on the help of my parents, they see it as a accident. I know one thing for sure...never ever in her live will she touch my mbp again:)

    PS: I just tried toothpaste, and it doesnt help.
     
  11. pleuriticus macrumors member

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    Or see if your sister is still under warranty, so you can trade her in. She's clearly defective.
     
  12. mladenz thread starter macrumors regular

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    i tried but they wouldnt take her back:)
     
  13. James Cole macrumors 6502

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    Lol... you are going to have to live with it unless you want to replace the WHOLE screen.
     
  14. mladenz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats what i thought to but i did some searched on the internet and some people succeeded to fix the scratches, going to order iklear polish kit, maby that will fix it, which i doubt.
     
  15. James Cole macrumors 6502

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    Isnt the screen covering plastic??? If so triying to polish it will lead to a big grey stain on it... wich would make it much worse... anyone know this?

    I hate that apple refers to the screen covering as being made of GLASS its just a transparent plastic...
     
  16. Formativeyears macrumors member

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    Um, the new unibody Macbooks and Macbook Pros have GLASS coverings over the screens. They are glass. Not plastic. Just like the current iMacs and iPhones.
     
  17. James Cole macrumors 6502

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    no way... its plastic. I also have a new imac and it is plastic.
     
  18. Formativeyears macrumors member

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    Whatever you say...
     
  19. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Umm. ok. It's glass... they wouldn't be allowed to call it glass in this country if it wasn't glass.
     
  20. mladenz thread starter macrumors regular

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    plastic? noo man its def. glass just like the imac's screen. I've cleaned my imac from the inside and took off the glass.
     
  21. andrew upstairs macrumors 6502

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    It's glass. The Matte 17" and the MacBook Air don't have glass, though.
     
  22. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Opticians glass polish.

    Take it to your optician, mine polished a scratch out of my old 15" Unibody screen.
     
  23. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    *cough*

    Ummm...

    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs.html

    http://www.apple.com/imac/specs.html

    Pretty sure Apple just pwnd you :)
     

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