Screen coating is coming off

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

  1. someoneoutthere macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2014
    The Great Lakes State
    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

    Feb 3, 2011
    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

    Jul 27, 2014
    The Great Lakes State
    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


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  5. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    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

    May 16, 2007
    Quite a few of us with this issue, and several have posted pictures in this thread.

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