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Sorry for asking this as i know its been asked a million times. I am on 2G dongle so my internet is slow.

My question is.

When i close my lid then re-open it later you can see the key imprint on the screen. I know this is common as heck.

I was wondering what is the best thing to place over the keys to stop this happening? Would a basic piece of soft toilet roll be efficient enough?

My MPB was 7 months old

Thanks a lot and sorry for asking such a ground hog day question..........

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Since I use my MacBook at home at my office as a desktop I keep the lid closed most of the time. What I use to prevent key imprints or possible damage to the screen are several small felt pads. I place two of them on the left and right side where the lid meets the bottom case.

The pads I use are a bit thick for travel though. (1/8th") You might want to use some that are thinner.

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You probably already threw it away but the packaging material which was placed in between the screen and keyboard that came with your MBP is a nice free protection. You can try to making a spacing device like chscag said if you no longer have the original packaging material. A thick enough piece of cleaning cloth might even work for you.

I actually don't have problems with the more recent MBPs but it was definitely a problem for my older PowerBook. The rubber gaskets on the edge of the screen on the unibody MBPs seems to be stopping the screen just fine for me.
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How about a regular 8x11 piece of paper?
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You probably already threw it away but the packaging material which was placed in between the screen and keyboard that came with your MBP is a nice free protection. You can try to making a spacing device like chscag said if you no longer have the original packaging material. A thick enough piece of cleaning cloth might even work for you.

I actually don't have problems with the more recent MBPs but it was definitely a problem for my older PowerBook. The rubber gaskets on the edge of the screen on the unibody MBPs seems to be stopping the screen just fine for me.
WOW!!!!!!!!


How crazy and spooky is this!!!!

I am in the process of moving house so we are clearing out all the junk we don't need!!! I bought my MBP in November last year and i put the box it came in on top of the cupboard in our bedroom because i knew it would be safe up there and told my girlfriend not to touch it. It has sat till this afternoon!!

My Girlfriend took it down today and asked if i still needed it. I took out the discs and book that comes with it and told her to throw the box. She said, "actually, we can put the DVD player in this box" and put it in my office where i am now!!!!

When i read your reply i turned round, it's sitting less than 1 meter away from me, and guess what? The packaging material that came with it that was between the keyboard and screen is still in it and is now sitting under my MBP!!!!

How strange is that!?!?!?!?!?!?!?


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It's funny how things work out sometimes.
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It's funny how things work out sometimes.
It is. When i read it then found the protection screen i got goose pimples and could hear the Twilight zone theme tune in my head haha.

Right............time to do this weekends lottery numbers!!! :p

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It is. When i read it then found the protection screen i got goose pimples and could hear the Twilight zone theme tune in my head haha.
Did you see Rod Serling at the same time?

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Right............time to do this weekends lottery numbers!!! :p
I want a piece of that if you win.
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Did you see Rod Serling at the same time?

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haha.

I think hes under my bed

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Thanks a lot

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Hrmm, is this a common issue? I ask because I assume this means that the writing on the keys kinda get stuck on the display? I googled it and noticed some folks complaining, but I didn't think that such a simple issue would appear on the MacBook Pro. I'm running the latest MacBook Pro 13, and am hoping that I don't have to resort to this, but obviously I don't want my screen defaced.

If it's a common issue then I guess I'll have to buy a screen protector

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I don't think the issue is that the printed writings on the keys get transferred to the screen. I think the issue is that the keyboard leaves scratch marks on the screen due to it rubbing against the keys. I haven't heard too many complaints about this problem with the new MBPs so I don't know if it's a common issue.

I don't have either problems on my mid-2009 MBP. What Apple did with the unibodies is that they added a rubber gasket around the edge of the screen to keep the screen from touching the keyboard. It seems it's not 100% foolproof but it works for me.

Of course if you put weight on top of your laptop then it will press the screen down on the keys. The rubber gasket isn't very thick so I don't think much extra weight is needed.

My old PowerBook had issues with screen marks because it didn't have the rubber gasket outline. I don't use any screen protection and won't unless I see that it's a problem with my MBP. If you are concerned that it doesn't hurt to use protection as been mentioned above.
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Ah, that would make more sense, thanks. I guess I should be OK, as I don't put anything on top of my laptops, though hopefully nothing presses against it too hard while in the backpack.

thanks!

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