Updated: May 15
What’s causing the anti-reflective coating to wear off ?
Here is the list of specific reasons, which may cause this problem to appear:
Touching the display.
Oil and sweat from your fingers on your keyboard and trackpad can cause deterioration to the display when the lid is closed.
The heat dissipated from the CPU fan.
The pressure of the screen against the keyboard (e.g., in a crowded backpack).
Use of strong display cleaners.
Which models of MacBook may be affected by this anti-reflective coating issue?
I guess it would be easier to write down those that aren’t affected. But if you are wondering, here is the list (source):
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012),
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012),
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2013),
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2013),
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2013),
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2013),
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2014),
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2014),
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2015),
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2015),
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016),
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016),
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017),
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017),
MacBook (12-inch, Early 2015),
MacBook (12-inch, Early 2016),
MacBook (12-inch, Early 2017).
Also, in case you are not aware, there is an ongoing Anti-Reflective Coating Repair Program for MacBooks not older than 4 years since the date of the original purchase.
In case you are not sure whether you’re eligible for the free repair, I would strongly recommend visiting an Apple store or your local retailer to see if they can help before you proceed to deal with this issue.
The anti-reflective layer on your MacBook/MacBook Pro can’t be repaired. The only options you have are to either replace the whole screen of your MacBook (Estimated $650 for assembly LCD with Housing) or to remove the damaged anti-reflective coating. (For more details please visit Millenia walk #01-68 Mac.Infinity ,anti-reflective coating repair cost $119 Promotion $80 Nett with turnaround time 45-60 minutes )