Is it normal for the spacebar or pointing device on my portable computer to press against the LCD panel when the lid is closed?
The spacebar or pointing device on your portable computer is touching the LCD screen when the lid is closed, causing the LCD to appear scuffed.
It is normal for the keyboard or the pointing device to touch the LCD on your portable system; as LCDs increase in size and portables decrease in weight, inherent flexibility must be incorporated into the system design. Dell has thoroughly tested the LCD panel to see if this would cause damage to the LCD, and concluded that the contact will not damage or scratch the LCD.
NOTE: The contact may cause the LCD to appear scuffed at the point of contact. These marks will disappear when the LCD is cleaned; and reappear with less frequency if the spacebar and pointing device are cleaned at the same time. Extra pressure on the system case, such as placing the system in an over-stuffed carrying case, will cause the reappearance of LCD smudges with greater frequency unless the contact points are kept clean. For more information on how to clean your LCD screen
Article ID: SLN107128
Last Date Modified: 07/31/2010 12:00 AM