Great question! There are a number of things that can cause your MacBook and MacBook Pro LCD screen to break. At TechRestore, we have repaired literally tens of thousands of Mac laptop screens and we’re glad to present a few tips for you to help prevent your screen from breaking. The number one reason for broken screens is accidental damage – here’s how to avoid accidentally breaking or damaging your MacBook Pro LCD screen:
First, get a case for your MacBook. By keeping your MacBook Pro in a padded case, you will help eliminate damage that is caused by carrying your MacBook Pro without a case. We receive systems each week where the owner dropped their MacBook after carrying it outside of the case. Get a good case and use it.
Be careful when closing the lid on your MacBook Pro. Apple recommends using both hands when closing the lid of your Mac – one hand on each corner. It sounds silly, but if you grab one corner of the screen and pull down, you can actually break the screen.
Don’t leave anything on your MacBook Pro keyboard – anything. That means pencils, pens, paper clips, etc.. We see broken MacBook Pro systems arrive daily for repair that a customer closed the screen and forgot to remove an item that was resting on the keyboard or top-case, resulting in a cracked MacBook Pro LCD screen.
Liquids….keep your distance! Keep your drink out of reach of your MacBook Pro. If you can knock over a drink that is near your MacBook Pro, you can easily spill the liquid on your LCD screen or your keyboard. Both are events that you want to avoid. Liquid spilled on your MacBook Pro LCD screen can cause it to short out or crack and liquid on your keyboard usually continues moving down to your logic board and other components – this is bad.
OK, so you bought a bag to protect your MacBook Pro screen from getting cracked, right? Nice job! One last tip is to be very careful about what you put in the bag with your MacBook Pro. The bag should have a separate compartment for your laptop that is protected from the rest of the stuff you know will be finding its way into your fancy new bag. Don’t let your cell phone, iPod or whatever push up against your MacBook Pro – the added pressure (especially when you start moving that bag around or tossing it in your car (toss = bad) can cause your MacBook Pro LCD screen to crack or at a minimum cause case damage.
If you still wind up breaking your MacBook Pro LCD screen, with a big, nasty crack or just a black screen that greets you when you turn on your Mac, TechRestore can help! We offer a 24-hour turnaround time on repairs that are performed by Apple Certified Technicians and we back our repairs with a 1-year warranty on parts and labor.