Weird Stain/Scratches on side of Macbook Pro???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Simber, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Simber macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2015
    Hey guys, I've had my Macbook Pro Retina for just less than a year (almost a full year) - it's a mid 2014 model - and I've just noticed these strange but concerning stain/scratch on both sides of the screen.

    What do you guys think? I'm assuming it was how I cleaned the screen but I simple have used water and the microfiber cloth Apple provides.

    Is it something I should try and attempt and get replaced with the one-year warranty?

    Thanks guys...

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  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    That looks like the anti reflective coating coming off, the issue has benn dubbed staingate (remarkably unimaginatively) while there is no official stance apple have been recognising the issue and replacing the screens under warranty.
  3. Simber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2015
    Anyone else had cases like this and were able to get the screen replaced with warranty?

    Thanks Samuelsan, reassuring to hear I'm def not the only one out here with this issue
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4


    Feb 20, 2009
    You've got "StainGate".

    Take it to an Apple Store Genius Bar and they'll replace the display.

    But DON'T put this off. Do it as soon as possible!
  6. dickydoo macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2014
    This happened to my Late 2013 13" rMBP last weekend. I brought it into the Apple Store on the same day, the Genius took one look and said he'd take care of it (even though it's out of warranty). It's still in the shop but the whole display will be replaced.
  7. Simber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2015
  8. friedkimchi macrumors regular


    Aug 13, 2011
    Consider putting a piece of paper between your screen and keyboard while travelling.
    Do not wash/wipe screen with cleaning chemicals except water.
    Do not use too much strength while doing second step.

    Use a face mask, gloves and a prayer bead to stop it from happening again. :)
  9. iBug2 macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    Had the same thing, had the screen replaced for free yesterday.

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