How To Safely Remove Scratches From Apple’s MacBook Pro


08.11.2011

How To Safely Remove Scratches From Apple’s MacBook Pro

Your MacBook Pro laptop might become scratched in time because of the normal use. But, don’t worry because you may be able to fix it depending on the location and the depth of the scratch. The MacBook’s shell is an aluminum one and the case isn’t built from several connected pieces but is single, big piece. The deeper scratches on the aluminum present more than a problem, while the soft ones might be repaired via light polishing. In order to remove scratches on the LCD screen use glass polishing drops but pay attention and avoid making the problem worse.

In order to start the process, you will need microfiber cloths and metal polisher.

  • The first step is to power down your MacBook Pro and then to remove the power cable. That way you will make sure that the computer has a few minutes to cool down.

  • The next step is to lightly wet a microfiber cloth and make sure it hasn’t any water in excess by ring it out. In order to remove any dust or dirt, wipe gently the exterior of the computer. It is recommended to repeat the process to clean the screen and also the keyboard. Use a dry and clean microfiber cloth to dry the Apple MacBook completely after you finish the cleaning. Also, you can let it air dry.

  • Use another dry and clean microfiber cloth and apply on it a few drops of the glass polishing compound. That glass polish must to be used on the screen and the metal one, on the aluminum case. Use gently motions for 10 seconds and clean the metal surface. In case you are cleaning the glass screen, use small, circular motions. After finishing the process, stop and check closely if the area of rubbing has the wanted appearance. If you are happy with it, it is advised to attempt to remove the scratch.

  • In order to remove the scratch, rub the polishing compound on it. In case the polishing surface is the aluminum one, use the grain of metal. Execute an easy pressure and make sure you check every 10 seconds if you have made any progress and what is the stage of the process. You will be able to eliminate an easy scratch and only to minimize the appearance, if it is a deep one.

  • To eliminate any polishing compound after you have finished the process, use a clean, damp microfiber cloth to wipe the polished area. After the computer was dried, reconnect the power cable and start-up your MacBook.

  • If you don’t have any other option, choose to hide the scratch using a paint pen that uses silver ink or using a scratch cover pen that is designed especially for use on automobile. Try using first one of those two options on an inconspicuous are to test the method.

There is also the possibility that your repair attempt to worse the appearance of the case and in that case it is advised to stop what you are doing. Take in mind that the scratch repairs are not guaranteed and you are proceeding it at your own risk. There is not a standard answer to what will happen if a certain substance is applied on your case because the chemical substances and materials used in the building of devices vary from case to case.

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