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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

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Got to work yesterday and pull my MacBook out to type a personal e-mail.

Dead center in the middle of my screen, I see what appears to be a spec of dirt/a smudge. This is the size of 2 pinpoints clumped together.

I try to wipe/scratch/etc it off. Nope, it's a very small scratch. Something must have gotten on my keyboard and when I closed my computer, it got scratched.

If it was in a corner, I probably would overlook. But it is dead center and getting me all jibbeldy!

Should I replace the screen for such a small scratch? I know I will because it will drive me loco. MacBook Air is just over a year old. Purchased last April.
Sounds like this is a good excuse to get rid of the Mac all together and buy a real computer.



Yes you should replace the screen, it will drive you crazy
 

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Got to work yesterday and pull my MacBook out to type a personal e-mail.

Dead center in the middle of my screen, I see what appears to be a spec of dirt/a smudge. This is the size of 2 pinpoints clumped together.

I try to wipe/scratch/etc it off. Nope, it's a very small scratch. Something must have gotten on my keyboard and when I closed my computer, it got scratched.

If it was in a corner, I probably would overlook. But it is dead center and getting me all jibbeldy!

Should I replace the screen for such a small scratch? I know I will because it will drive me loco. MacBook Air is just over a year old. Purchased last April.
Must be pretty distracting to watch Pronhub with a scratch right in the middle of the screen
 

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So good news/bad news from the neighbor's homespun fireworks....

Good news was that when a firework went sideways, it didn't blast any observers.

Bad news is that it caught another lawn on fire in 2 spots, and while putting those out a fire started engulfing a bush in yet another neighbors yard. Chaos then ensued for a few minutes.

Haven't followed up with a damage report but it looked pretty minimal as it was put out quickly.

Can't wait to see it again next year, because 'Merica!!
 

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Replace it...
You can get a fairly fat trade in on it.
I did something similar when the M1 chip came out.

So replace the entire computer vs just the screen?

I have the M1 chip, but I could upgrade to a Pro.....
 

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So good news/bad news from the neighbor's homespun fireworks....

Good news was that when a firework went sideways, it didn't blast any observers.

Bad news is that it caught another lawn on fire in 2 spots, and while putting those out a fire started engulfing a bush in yet another neighbors yard. Chaos then ensued for a few minutes.

Haven't followed up with a damage report but it looked pretty minimal as it was put out quickly.

Can't wait to see it again next year, because 'Merica!!
I remember a few years ago, maybe sophomore year of college, I was at my parents house. They had a back deck with the floor cut out to access and store the hose. You lifted up a cover to access the storage area. The cover was maybe 2x2 with a little box thing on the bottom so it wouldn't move around (not sure what you call it but it was basically a T shape.

So we are setting off fireworks. I tell my dad to put the longer side on the ground. Instead, he put's the narrower, dangling part on the ground so it is top heavy.

It works for a few minutes until, you know, a firework goes sideways. It hits my mom in the chest where it falls down her blouse. I tell her to stop drop and roll because my elementary school education paid off. Instead, she starts puffing her shirt leading to a bigger fire (which in fairness, I can only imagine how painful it was so I don't really blame her).

There's not many times where as I've gotten older and reflected on instances I thought I was smarter than my parents and come to the conclusion that--yes, I was smarter than them (it turns out having experience, growth, insight, and what not is more valuable than youthful brashness). However, that night is one of those times.
 

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So replace the entire computer vs just the screen?

I have the M1 chip, but I could upgrade to a Pro.....
Yeah, on the Apple site there's a link for trade in. They ask you for the serial #, questions about condition etc.
Pretty painless, and it's fairly generous.
 

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Yeah, on the Apple site there's a link for trade in. They ask you for the serial #, questions about condition etc.
Pretty painless, and it's fairly generous.

I just did that. $400? Not sure if I am gonna go that route.

I may just change the screen unless they make me a better offer in store.
 

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Got to work yesterday and pull my MacBook out to type a personal e-mail.

Dead center in the middle of my screen, I see what appears to be a spec of dirt/a smudge. This is the size of 2 pinpoints clumped together.

I try to wipe/scratch/etc it off. Nope, it's a very small scratch. Something must have gotten on my keyboard and when I closed my computer, it got scratched.

If it was in a corner, I probably would overlook. But it is dead center and getting me all jibbeldy!

Should I replace the screen for such a small scratch? I know I will because it will drive me loco. MacBook Air is just over a year old. Purchased last April.
This can't be. I'm told Apple products just work.
 

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Yeah, on the Apple site there's a link for trade in. They ask you for the serial #, questions about condition etc.
Pretty painless, and it's fairly generous.

I did a focus group last week on pretzels(true story). The compensation is $150. My homegurl just reminded me that I should just replace the screen as the money isn't coming out of my pocket.


 

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The drawback is how do I go a few days without being able to watch Por.....I mean read the news when needed.
 

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