Want to switch to glossy after many matte issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by geolej, May 21, 2010.

  1. geolej macrumors newbie

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    I have a late 09 uni 15" and have had my matte screen replaced 4 times already. I have been looking at my friends mac w/ glossy (same as mine, just gloss) and looks nicer in my opinion. Is there a way I could get it switched at the Apple Store?
     
  2. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    Probably would a lot cheaper to just sell it and replace it with the new model.
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    The Apple store will not switch you to another screen type. Sell your Mac and buy another.
     
  4. geolej thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the reason I am asking is that
    1. the matte cost $50 more so Apple shouldn't charge for "downgrading"
    2. having me come there 4 times just because of a screen
    3. I just got this one replaced and so its in absolute perfect condition
     
  5. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    You seem determined so why not just take it to your Apple store and give it a try. Let us know how it goes.
     
  6. Black.Infinity macrumors 6502

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    what happened to your display that you had to fix it four times
     
  7. geolej thread starter macrumors newbie

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    First 2 were from scratches caused by the keyboard, the next one was from a mura in the lower middle left (sorry write four, meant three.)
     
  8. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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  10. geolej thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't see buying/selling any macs in the near 3 years. Im going to call Apple tomorrow morning see what they say. Store Chat didn't say no, but didn't say yes either. Its not so much glossy vs matte for me, its just scratching that I worry about and like touching my screen.
     
  11. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    get a keyboard cover. problem solved.
     
  12. Black.Infinity macrumors 6502

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    a question came to my mind i am planing to get Matt but since this thing happened for this guy is this really common issue and how keyboard can scratch the display
     
  13. geolej thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The genius at the apple store told me "This is technically considered wear and tear, and has happened on previous macbook's like the white one, but I recommend putting a cloth between the screen and keyboard, seeing how your so picky."

    I would say go for glass, it just gives a sense of more security for the screen.
     
  14. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

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    Glossy is lovely. If you're indoors, I'd always suggest to go with glossy. But what's the nonsense about keyboard scratching the display ? Talk to the store manager.
     
  15. geolej thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just a quick update:
    my friend (who has glossy) told me he has similar markings, ever since he started bringing his mac to school. I decided to look into this, and noticed the top center of the mac screen is rather flexible, and anything greater than 1lb of force causes the screen to start warping colors.
     

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