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htyped 11-09-2003 07:58 PM

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?

trpnmonkey41 11-09-2003 08:33 PM

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

htyped 11-09-2003 09:07 PM

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.

Bluecrabby 11-23-2003 03:26 PM

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.

htyped 11-23-2003 03:53 PM

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.

drika 12-04-2003 01:12 AM

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

rman 12-04-2003 10:14 AM

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

Hooligan 12-04-2003 04:11 PM

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.


lmann 12-04-2003 05:29 PM

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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