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    Question MBP screen protector
    I bought a used MacBook pro with a screen protector. How can I safely remove it without destroying the retina screen?

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    MBP screen protector
    pigoo3's Avatar
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    What sort of screen protector is it...is it actually adhered to the display? Maybe it's one of those special flexible plastics that sort of sticks to things via cohesion (like the windshield of a automobile)...and doesn't actually use adhesive.

    - Nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    What sort of screen protector is it...is it actually adhered to the display? Maybe it's one of those special flexible plastics that sort of sticks to things via cohesion (like the windshield of a automobile)...and doesn't actually use adhesive.

    - Nick
    It seems to adhered. I tried scraping a little from the corner of the screen and could not lift it.

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    MBP screen protector
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    L2014 Mac mini macOS 14, iPhone 8+ iOS 12, 12.9" iPad Pro 1 iOS 12, Pencil 1
    Why do you need/want to remove it? What did the original owner say when you asked them before you purchased it?
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    There a two nicks in it that I don't like. I bought it off ebay so it has had previous owners.

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    MBP screen protector
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    Your Mac's Specs
    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
    Maybe we should backup a bit here. Are you aware that retina displays have an antireflective coating on them...thus what may seem like a screen protector...may be the antireflective coating? On top of this...there was an issue with this antireflective coating wearing off...and in many cases it looks like trapped bubbles (kind of like a bad tint job on a window).

    If this is the issue...Apple has a special free repair program for this. And depending on the exact model MacBook Pro we are talking about...it may still qualify for the repair.

    Of course if this REALLY is a screen protector...then please disregard.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    I am not sure. That is why I am asking. I don't want to ruin the screen.

    Apple MacBook Pro Retina 2015 (a1502)- i5 5287U @2.7GHz 8 GB RAM 256GB SSD



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    MBP screen protector
    pigoo3's Avatar
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    Your Mac's Specs
    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
    Here's an example. Probably a more serious example of this anti-reflective coating wearing issue...your MacBook Pro may not look nearly this bad (if your MBP's issue is this issue):

    delam.jpg

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  9. #9
    Yes,same issue but not as bad.

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    MBP screen protector
    pigoo3's Avatar
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    Your Mac's Specs
    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
    For more specifics do a search for "Apple anti-reflective coating repair". For the most part...model's that are eligible have 4 years from the purchase date of the computer. This would mean that your 2015 MacBook Pro has a good chance of being included. I think you get a brand new display.

    Contact your nearest Apple Store to get things taken care of ASAP!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    I called apple today. I may have a problem since I am not the original owner.

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    MBP screen protector
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    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
    Quote Originally Posted by me1303 View Post
    I called apple today. I may have a problem since I am not the original owner.
    Unless Apple has changed things...they've never required me to prove I was the original owner whenever I've taken in a computer for one of these special repair programs. Basically with these special repair programs...Apple is fixing a defect in design or a manufacturing defect...and whomever is the current owner...gets the benefit of the repair.

    Many companies do state that only the original owner/purchaser of the item qualifies for repairs like this...but Apple does not require or stated this (as far as my experience has been).

    Just tell Apple you have a MacBook Pro with the anti-reflective coating wearing off issue...and you would like to have it looked at/repaired via the special repair program you heard about. Apple usually only asks for the serial number. Beyond this...do not say or do anything unless asked.

    If you give away too much information without being asked...or you look like the dog that just snatched & ate a cupcake off the kitchen countertop...you may jeopardize the free repair.

    Please let us know how things progress.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    It is on it's way to Apple for a new screen

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    MBP screen protector
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    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    Quote Originally Posted by me1303 View Post
    It is on it's way to Apple for a new screen
    That's great news. Let us know when you get it back and how it then looks.

    And thanks to Nick for his sharp memory about the Anti-Reflective free repair!

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    MBP screen protector
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    Quote Originally Posted by me1303 View Post
    It is on it's way to Apple for a new screen
    Excellent...great to hear it!

    - Nick

    p.s. Thanks Charlie...glad I remembered too! The "stuck on" screen protector started me thinking that it may not be a screen protector.
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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