Screen erosion

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  1. nednarm macrumors 6502

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    I've started to get these white specks all over the screen on my 2012 rMBP.
    I only use the small microfibre cloth that came with my iMac a few years ago to wipe marks away and only rub it gently.

    I am a bit OCD and do clean marks off regularly but only in small circular motions. I haven't used any LCD cleaner or fluids, just the cloth.

    Is this a common issue? I've searched the forums a bit but not found much.
    Going to take it to the genius bar when I can but just wanted to hear your opinion on it.

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  2. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    not spit from sneezing? trying cleaning the screen using some rubbing alcohol?
     
  3. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    The bigger one is the one that's making me wonder because, usually, that's spit.
     
  4. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    i can't say i usually spit on my computers
     
  5. nednarm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Surely if it was spit from sneezing it would come off with some gentle rubbing with a microfibre?

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    It's like it's eroded a very thin layer of the screen. Seeing as there's no glass panel protecting the LCD I think this must be the case surely?
     
  6. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    From talking, laughing in a certain way, sneezing etc.

    And it won't come off easily. I use a microfiber cloth and Brasso Gadget Care and that's the most difficult to take off if it's too dried out.
     
  7. nerfologist macrumors member

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    If it's not a surface dirt stain (e.g. spit), the anti-glare coating may be coming off... I once achieved similar results using an aggressive glass cleaner on a coated 17 inch CRT screen.
     
  8. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    fair enough, I'm stupid

    i have no friends so i don't talk/laugh in front of my computer anyway:apple:
     
  9. nednarm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's definitely not a surface stain. I just tried rubbing with a microfibre and LCD glass solution and it's made it worse. I think it must be the anti glare coming off. This would be covered under warranty right?
     
  10. nerfologist macrumors member

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    Should be, since you haven't used any ammonia to clean the screen :) good luck
     
  11. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    Could also be tears from crying.
     
  12. nednarm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheers. Only trouble now is trying to book a genius spot! Fully booked until next Wednesday :O

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    Surprised nobodies mentioned sperm stains yet....
     
  13. walkie macrumors 6502

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    It looks as if someone's sprayed an abrasive product over the screen.
     
  14. Meister Suspended

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    I usually have laugh by myself :D
     
  15. maflynn Moderator

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    Looks like some caustic cleaner was sprayed onto it. Is there anyone else in your house that could have potentially tried to clean your computer?
     
  16. bmat macrumors 6502

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    Do you operate it in closed attached to a monitor a lot. Wonder if heat could have done something.
     
  17. nednarm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just an update if anybody is interested:

    Took it to the genius bar and the guy said it looked like environmental damage, i.e. perhaps spraying deodorant or other chemicals near it. I explained that I am very careful with my Macbook and treat it with care, he was really understanding and said he would waive the £438 fee for a new panel.

    They even fitted the panel the same day. Cannot stress how happy I am with Apple's customer service. It really is superb!

    Offered the genius technician a tip but he decline lol.
     
  18. walkie macrumors 6502

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    If I were you I'd change the deodorant or whatever you're spraying at home, glad to know Apple fixed it with no hassle.
     
  19. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    Great to hear, OP.

    I no longer spray myself with cologne if my rMBP is in the same room, I make it a point to leave the room, now that the screen doesn't have that extra layer of glass like the cMBP.
     
  20. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    Do you spray Lysol or Febreeze like chemicals around your home?

    I'm pretty sure that this is the cause.
     
  21. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Glad to hear Apple took care of you, OP. :) Apple's customer service really is top notch. As for cleaning my MacBook Pro screen, I use two microfiber cloths - one that I dampen to wipe off any spit or other stuck on marks and another one to dry the screen. I never use anything but water on my screen. If you want to be super duper careful use distilled water. :)
     

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