Screen coating is coming off

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by someoneoutthere, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. someoneoutthere macrumors regular

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    This is one of those "my screen coating is coming off" threads:
    It is a mid-2014 rMBP, 15". This morning I noticed the coating had come off, it is about an inch to the left of the camera. It wasn't there last night before I went to bed.
    The interesting thing is that I have been following exactly what Apple said - using water and the microfiber cloth that came out of the box. It still happened.
    I have not been cleaning it obsessively, maybe once a week to clean the dust off; also paying attention not to leave any finger prints/smudge on for an extended period of time.
    I have also been following the coating damage threads on this forum, so I have never been inclined to use any cleaning products or whatsoever.
    I wonder if there is a manufacturing error/defect. I wasn't expecting to see such thing happening in ~2 months.
     
  2. calvol macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to hear this, wonder if it's wearing where you lift the screen? These reports are making me think twice about buying Retina.
     
  3. someoneoutthere thread starter macrumors regular

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    Could very well be, it is in the close proximity of that area. It is a "very" minor cosmetic issue right now, looks like a thin, straight line. What bothers me is that the laptop is only ~2 months old; I was sincerely expecting the coating to lose its functionality (wear off, etc.) far down the road, not so quick.
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  5. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Yea I know what you mean, I've been looking at the rMBP for the past 3 weeks and this is one of the reason that is keeping me from getting one. I've been looking at MBAs instead.

    It seems to be a defect in the product because no matter how you look at it, previous generations never had this issue (although, I did hear about older powerbooks having this issue because of plastic screens or something?). On the previous models or any other notebooks, I could touch and get the screens all greasy or didn't have to baby it and I've never had the screen scratching.
     
  6. ZigZagLens macrumors member

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    Quite a few of us with this issue, and several have posted pictures in this thread.
     

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