Small scuff marks on the screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tarek, May 28, 2018.

  1. Tarek macrumors 6502

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    I have a 13" 2015 MacBook Pro and I have always kept it in pristine condition, but unfortunately a few hours ago I noticed a couple of really small scuff marks next to each other on the screen, and of course they're visible, especially when there's a white background or the brightness is high. I have absolutely no idea how that happened and it's really sad because I always like to keep my devices in the best shape possible, and I know that my warranty already expired so I was wondering what my best option would be?

    I'll be going back home to Egypt for about a month and then returning to the UK and I wanted to have it fixed here since it'll be much easier to find parts, however I would never be able to change the screen myself or something because I am not very good at these things, I mean I have been using touch screen smart-phones for longer than I can remember yet I still fail every time when I try to install a screen protector, my motor skills just aren't made for these things. :D

    I was wondering if Apple actually sells like the LCD and then the front screen separately? There's nothing wrong with the LCD, I just want to replace the outer screen.

    Thanks a lot guys.
     
  2. PhilMacbook, May 28, 2018
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    PhilMacbook macrumors regular

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    I don't know whether Apple sells the parts but in Britain you will definitely find third party repair shops that will replace just the glasss. I have had this done myself. It is tricky to do so they may mark a tiny section of the rubber that surrounds glass slightly but they may not. Either way it cost me about £90 including shipping.

    I had mine done while away on business but if you are in London I think some places can do a same day walk-in service. Don't forget to backup your data first and encrypt the drive.

    Your screen may not be bad enough to need a repair. I know what you mean but items we use heavily everyday can rarely be kept pristene and maybe ther aren't meant to be.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    This could be related to "StainGate".
    Take it to a brick-n-mortar Apple Store if there is one nearby, and let them look at it.
     
  4. Tarek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I forgot about this issue until recently because I feel like the coating is getting peeled off even more with time. I made a reservation at the Apple Store on Wednesday, hopefully they can at least confirm that the issue can be fixed for free under their extended warranty plan. I will probably not be able to leave it there since I don't have access to a different laptop at the moment, but I can probably send it in by September when I am hopefully done with my thesis.

    I do wish they were nice enough to provide even a cheap, old temporary replacement MacBook till they fixed mine, but I know that that would be extremely chaotic for them given all the issues and insane amount of devices they have to take care of on a daily basis.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    OP wrote:
    "I will probably not be able to leave it there"

    Do you want it fixed?
    Then you may have to "leave it there".

    The decision -- fixed or not fixed -- is yours to make.
     

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