MacBook: Keyboard leaving marks on screen

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I recently got myself a new Core 2 Duo MacBook about a week ago, and have been taking it everywhere with me since I got it. Today I have just noticed a few faint marks on the screen, seemingly from the keyboard. I can see how they happened, and have rearranged my bag to hopefully prevent that. My question is what can I do about them? All the websites that I've come across either contradict each other or try to sell me stick-on screen protectors (its hard enough to stick one onto my Palm's 3.5" screen. I don't even want to try doing it on the MacBook). I don't want to do anything that could damage the screen, and if they're permanent, I don't want to ruin the screen trying to remove them. What do the people here recommend?

I had a very bad experience with my previous laptop, a Compaq Evo subnotebook - by the time I retired it, there was a full imprint of the keyboard, not just in dirt, but seemingly scratched into the matte surface of the screen.

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Get a screen cleaning cloth . . .

The same thing was happening to TiPowerbooks. So when I bought mine, to prevent the screen being marked by the high points on the keyboard keys, I bought a screen cleaning cloth . . . mine was actually rubberized on one side. . . and I place it on the keyboard when I close up the laptop. This has prevented any screen damage. A non rubberized one should work.

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its been going on longer than Tibooks

i'm fairly sure this happened to my old G3 Wallstreet, and it definately happened to my G4 iBook, and then when I got my G4 Powerbook I used a rectangle of that foam underlay you use with that awful laminate flooring that is so common these days to prevent it and its worked a dream.

i'm now on a Macbook Pro and it works the same. the underlay is slightly cushioned and isn't heavy or solid, nor is it rubbery (which i would imagine would cause friction). And it costs next to nothing.

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Joined: Dec 19 2003
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its been going on longer than Tibooks

i'm fairly sure this happened to my old G3 Wallstreet, and it definately happened to my G4 iBook. When I got my G4 Powerbook I used a rectangle of foam underlay used with laminate flooring to prevent the marks and its worked a dream.

i'm now on a Macbook Pro and it works the same. the underlay is slightly cushioned and isn't heavy or solid, nor is it rubbery (which i would imagine would cause friction). And it costs next to nothing.

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