Strange smudges inside screen

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  1. Suanmiao macrumors member

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    There is a spot of strange smudge developing inside my mbp screen. It was pretty small last month, I thought it's a scratch or something. But today I took a closer look and pretty sure it's inside of the LCD.
    Does anyone have an idea what it is?
     

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  2. Cibike macrumors member

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    if it's retina screen, then your plasma deposition antiglare coating is coming off
     
  3. Suanmiao thread starter macrumors member

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    Makes sense! Is there a way to fix it?

     
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    Cibike macrumors member

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    only screen replacement.. hope you have apple care

    btw people why you still using that damn microfibre cloth? use blasebalg to blow away any rough particles from screen before start cleaning and lenspen laptop-pro to actual cleaning and there is no way you can damage screen with that things, lenspen laptop-pro use ultra soft optical grade chamois with special non liquid invisible carbon compound - same materials is used to clean camera lenses and since retina display has same antiglare film as camera lenses, using water and microfibre cloth can easily damage screen coating if you have even small rough particle on it
     
  5. keyofnight macrumors regular

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    If that's true, this is a serious problem. Here's what Apple's support documentation says about it: "To clean the screen on your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air, first shut down the computer and unplug the power adapter. Dampen the included cleaning cloth with just water and wipe the screen. Do not spray liquid directly onto the screen."

    They're telling us to destroy our own screens?
     
  6. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    He said if there is rough particles on the cloth. As in dirt on it. So a cloth without dirt would be fine.

    That is pretty obvious though.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    There's no repair option, other then apple replacing it. Give them a call and get that process going.
     
  8. Suanmiao thread starter macrumors member

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    Bought it in 2012, without an apple care. I guess I'll live with it then.

     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Yeah. that's my concern as well, since I too own a 2012 rMBP. Its out of warranty and so if something happens now, its on my dime.
     
  10. Suanmiao thread starter macrumors member

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    It's not like I was trying to sand it...
    Anything how, I can avoid cleaning that area to keep it from getting bigger...
    Trying to stay positive
     
  11. keyofnight macrumors regular

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    Yeah. I read and understood that much. But it sounds awfully fussy to have to treat a laptop's screen like a camera lens. Dirt will inevitably get on the screen, and you'll inevitably have to get rid of it.

    I mean…I could pull out a soft synthetic brush to remove the dirt, and then I could wipe it only with a fresh microfiber cloth… but that sounds like a lot to ask of a person for a laptop, you know? Pretty fussy. Maybe I should've gotten an MBA?
     
  12. bushido Suspended

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    old post but apple replaced my screen for free on my late 2012 rMBP (no apple care) for this issue
     

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