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Six0Four

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So i have this really strange issue that i've noticed with 3 different Macbooks. All from 2018 to the current M1. The issue is the adhesive gasket underneath the display is not 100% sealed. This is why there are many posts about people noticing light leaking from between the edge of the screen and the rubber gasket around the edge. But on my last 3 models i have noticed that a couple of very tiny specs of dust have made their way through that adhesive gasket underneath the glass and made there way between the backlight and the actual display. After a few weeks of use i will notice a tiny spec near the black border on the display behind the glass. This happens to me maybe because i work in a somewhat dusty environment.

These are not dead pixels and these were not there when the laptop was brand new.

So my question is, is there anything i could rig up to make that little gap around the display a tighter seal ? Maybe a special tape or silicone ?

I really need to use Mac OS and since all of Apple's modern laptops are made the same way i have no other options.

Any help would be appreciated.


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The top 2 images i grabbed from online since they had a clear picture of the gap. This bottom picture is from my Macbook Air M1. it's very hard to capture an image of but i pointed the cursor at the spec of dust to make it a bit easier to spot.

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So i have this really strange issue that i've noticed with 3 different Macbooks. All from 2018 to the current M1. The issue is the adhesive gasket underneath the display is not 100% sealed. This is why there are many posts about people noticing light leaking from between the edge of the screen and the rubber gasket around the edge. But on my last 3 models i have noticed that a couple of very tiny specs of dust have made their way through that adhesive gasket underneath the glass and made there way between the backlight and the actual display. After a few weeks of use i will notice a tiny spec near the black border on the display behind the glass. This happens to me maybe because i work in a somewhat dusty environment.

These are not dead pixels and these were not there when the laptop was brand new.

So my question is, is there anything i could rig up to make that little gap around the display a tighter seal ? Maybe a special tape or silicone ?

I really need to use Mac OS and since all of Apple's modern laptops are made the same way i have no other options.

Any help would be appreciated.


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The top 2 images i grabbed from online since they had a clear picture of the gap. This bottom picture is from my Macbook Air M1. it's very hard to capture an image of but i pointed the cursor at the spec of dust to make it a bit easier to spot.

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Have you looked into those T-5000 or T-8000 glues resins?
 
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