How to remove scratches from MacBook Pro Screen

How to remove scratches from MacBook Pro Screen

How to remove scratches from MacBook Pro Screen

Scratches on a MacBook don’t appeal to many. And while some may be able to ignore the unsightly lines on their expensive laptop’s body and screen, most people wish to fix scratches on their MacBook.

In this guide, we’ll discuss methods you can try to eliminate scratches to some extent because 100 percent removal is impossible. Your best option would be to get the screen replaced on your MacBook Pro if you can’t bear looking at the scratches. However, a few methods may help to make them lighter in appearance. Let’s see what they are.

Remove scratches on Macbook Pro Screen:

If you own the MacBook Pro with the anti-glare coating, your notebook’s screen will likely get scratches. So, before you move on to try these methods, contact Apple support to see if they’ll replace the screen free of cost. Or else move on to fix the problem yourself.  

1- Use Cool Mint Listerine:

You would usually be told not to use any abrasives on the screen due to the risk of damage. However, Listerine contains minimal chemicals, which are actually good for removing the anti-glare coating.

To make it work, take a new microfiber cloth and pour a small amount of Listerine on that cloth. Then, you may start rubbing the cloth gently in a circular motion. Do not apply too much pressure, controlling the force precisely.

It may take you more than half an hour, but you must be patient and keep your motion gentle. Secondly, do not let any solution get into the openings around the edges because if the liquid seeps into the screen’s backside, the issue will become much bigger and more complicated, and you won’t have any option but to visit a repair shop.

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2- Use Baking Soda:

Baking Soda is a household essential that’s easily accessible. It contains qualities that work well in cleaning and removing stains. You can create a mixture by adding equal ratios of baking soda and water (1:1). Carefully apply some of the paste to the screen and use a microfiber cloth to scrub it in a circular motion.

It should do the trick but make sure you don’t leave any residue on the screen and remove it with another dry microfiber cloth.  

3- Use Toothpaste:

Toothpaste is another remedy you can implement to remove scratches on the screen. However, not every Toothpaste will get the job done, as the ones with a stronger formula made for whitening can ruin the screen. If you go for the Toothpaste, ensure that the level of abrasiveness shouldn’t be more than 60%. You may take a small amount of paste and spread it over the screen with a clean microfiber cloth. Next, you know the drill, so gently scrub the screen without applying extreme pressure. 

How to remove scratches from the MacBook frame?

Plenty of products are available in the market for removing scratches from the aluminum body of the MacBook Pro. Meguiar’s-G17216 and Carfidant are scratch removers used for cars and can work for laptops. Depending on how deep it is, one or two coatings might completely hide or lighten the scratch. You can subsequently use Baking soda and Toothpaste though the scratch remover will get the job done, so you won’t have to look at other options.

The application method is similar to how you are supposed to apply the substances on the screen. However, when applying pressure, you can put a little force on the frame but not too much. 

How to protect my MacBook from scratches?

To avoid getting ugly marks and scratches on your MacBook, you can get a laptop skin or casing that protects its body from getting damaged. As for the screen, you may get a protective glass to cover it. Taking these precautions will safeguard your MacBook from scratches in the future.


Final Thoughts:

For most users, one part of getting a MacBook includes its design and aesthetic appeal. The scratches damage the appeal and make the notebook look unpleasant and old. Visibility becomes another issue that creates difficulties for all types of users, which is why a clear screen is a requirement to carry out one’s tasks flawlessly. So, taking precautions in the future is the key.