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Screen scratches from keyboard?
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BugsyJA
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May 2, 2004, 11:31 AM
 
I had a PowerBook G3 (Lombard) which had the problem of screen scratching when the lid was closed. When I got my TiBook, getting a leather keyboard cover stopped the problem for it. Just wanted to know if the new iBooks have this problem as well.

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May 2, 2004, 12:42 PM
 
i would imagine they do, i think this is just a product of the screen backing flexing and the keys hitting the screen.

i just put a piece of paper on my keys if im transporting my comp in my bag.

so yeah, its still there, but i dont think its anything huge.
     
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May 2, 2004, 10:08 PM
 
I don't know about the G4 iBooks, but my G3 doesn't have this problem. I'm a little anal about my screen and check it often, I have never seen any marks from the keyboard on it.
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May 2, 2004, 11:13 PM
 
My G3 500 and G3 700 iBooks didn't have the problem either. I think Apple worked the keyboard/LCD issue out of the iBooks a while ago. You should be quite safe.
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May 2, 2004, 11:13 PM
 
the screen lid rubber pads on my ibook give much more clearance than my tibook. for what i've seen it seems the albooks have more clearance as well.
     
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May 3, 2004, 04:37 PM
 
I have a G4 iBook, and I can tell you they do NOT get scratched. The only marks I have on my screen are from greasy fingers.
     
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May 3, 2004, 07:12 PM
 
Yes this happens on mine as well u might wanna stick something exttra in between them also if the rubber pegs are worn down on the screeen go to apple store and they will replace them
     
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May 3, 2004, 07:51 PM
 
i find that if i have my g3 icebook in my messenger bag i still get this effect, might just be the pressure of having all the weight of the rest of the crap in there and the bag against my hip.

just a heads up, it still does happen, you just have to work for it.
     
   
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