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Thread: New ibook scratches on LCD from keyboard!!! defect?

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    New ibook scratches on LCD from keyboard!!! defect?
    Anyone having this problem with their lcd screen? I see 4 vertical scratches which match up to where the keyboard keys are at once the screen is shut.

    The ibook is only a few days old and these scratches are really buggin me. Does anyone know if Apple has addressed this yet since it's so new?

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    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2003
    Hamilton College
    that happens if you push down a bit on the screens with all the apple laptops. i just went out and bought a neoprene keyboard cover that fits on the keyboard for when i close it

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    That sucks!!! I wish I had known that so I could have looked out for it before getting the scratches.

    Anyone know if the iskin products work well for protecting the screen and keyboard?

    New Switcher which is why I don't know any of this stuff. Grew up using Dos and Windows, first Apple.

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    My 12" iBook has the same problem, but they're not actually scratches, but rather marks made by the oils on your skin, a good rubbing with eyeglass cleaner will take them right off.

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    Actually . . . mine was a deep scratch that couldn't be taken off. The ibook was less than 4 days old when I noticed it so I took it to an Apple store and they replaced it. I'm going to just have to watch out for it now.

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    I bought the screen protectors from Macally for my 14' ibook and they work great.

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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    I am cheap, I use a small piece of silk cloth and my wife uses the little insert that came with her iBook.

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    Hi, I'm new to this forum and new to Macs. I bought an iBook G4 12.1 a few days ago and I've noticed the same thing. I'm a student and I carry my Mac everywhere I go. Do they all do this? I thought maybe it was because I installed the Airport card and I put something in wrong.

    I'm definitely interested in the screen protector.


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    When I saw that for the first time i couldn't imagine that Apple could be the producer of such a product, and to my enlightenment i found out that they are not schratches, try wiping your display clean with a moist cloth and dry it of. Don't be affraid to push too hard, however don't force it. Maybe it won't help and they actually are scratches - but try it.

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