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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 15, 2005
    keyboard scratching screen
    does the keyboard still scratch the screen on the new ibooks?
    i have been using a thin piece of foam that the ibook shipped with, and i cover the keyboard each time, it is getting annoying to have to carry it around.

    do you guys still cover uyour keyboards?

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    caribiner23's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 06, 2005
    MacBook Pro Retina 13" iPhone 7 iPad Air and many iPods
    Never heard of the problem on the iBook, only Powerbooks. A guy at my office has the problem now, in fact.

    My iBook screen shows no sign of the scratching problem.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by caribiner23
    Never heard of the problem on the iBook, only Powerbooks. A guy at my office has the problem now, in fact.

    My iBook screen shows no sign of the scratching problem.

    I've been using that Marware neoprene protector thing. I'm all paranoid about scratches. Anyone else not using one have any scratches?

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    rberry88's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 24, 2004
    Arlington Heights, IL USA
    17" Flat Panel iMac -15" 1.5GHz, 80GB HDD, 128MB ATI video card, 1GB RAM- PowerBook
    I use this for my PowerBook, they also have them for the iBook. Doubles as a screen cleaner.
    Looking for a PowerMac G4 for $500 or less USD.

  5. #5
    I havnt has the problem with my ibook. but a guy in my work did have the problem with his powerbook.

  6. #6
    you can also try iSkin too...

  7. #7
    No scratching on my PB screen. I just kept the thin sheet of foam packed with my PB when new, and place that on the keyboard every time I close it. Not pretty, but it works.

  8. #8

    Member Since
    Jan 18, 2005
    There is no issue with my iBook keyboard scratching the screen. There is also a space between the screen and the keyboard (maybe 1/16 of inch) so the screen never closes 'ONTO' the keyboard.

    No problems for me..

  9. #9
    A little pressure (such as in a loaded bookbag) and the gap will close though. I use the screensavrz and even then I get light marks on my 12" PB, but not scratches. Wiping the screen removes them.

  10. #10

    Mr Bobbins's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 29, 2005
    Never had any problems with the screen on my ibook and I have had it for over a year now and take it everywhere. Their is a good gap with the ibooks, it was only the powerbooks that suffered a problem in the past. The ibooks never have !!!

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    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    I believe the screen touching the keyboard is more prevalent, in the powerbook line than the iBook line. The little rubber cushions on the iBook are bigger than the ones on the powerbook. In my case the tiny rubber cushions melted off, so I don't have any. Since I keep a piece of cloth between the screen and the keyboard when my system is closed, I don't have the problem. I also notice the gap between the screen and keyboard on the powerbook is smaller than on the iBook.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2004
    I think it would also be easier to scratch teh screen on the PB because the aluminum can bend and the screen can touch the keyboard. where as the plastic iBook is really tough and not flexible as much

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