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Hi, I was moving my screen from a barrack I lived in while at work and then drive home.

While putting it in my car, I managed to put 3 pretty deep scratches in the screen

Now that I have powered it up, one of the scrathes is visible with a white background (can see disorted colors) and the two others are not so visible, but notisable if I focus.

With a colored image the big scratch is a bit noticable if I look straight at it, and the 3 others barely.

Is there anything I can do to the screen to fix this?
Edited by Norlig - 12/17/10 at 1:03pm
post #2 of 9
Not sure, but after a while you won't notice the scratches. After a month or so, I forgot I even had a large scratch in the middle of my screen.

Best of luck to you.
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Does the screen have a plastic or glass cover over the actual screen? If so, you might be able to remove it. Otherwise you might be SOL.
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post #4 of 9
Vaseline if it's too deep, otherwise an extremely fine grit automotive polish, some lint free rags and a bit of elbow grease.

Maybe even a drop of clear nail polish if it's a shiny screen.
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i bet you lookd like your avatar when you found out about the scratches...
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Does the screen have a plastic or glass cover over the actual screen? If so, you might be able to remove it. Otherwise you might be SOL.
Its soft and Matt. So I guess its plastic?

If "I" remove the film and replace it with a new one, = no warranty?

Where can one get such a film?

Could the scratch be too deep so that its a LCD that is scratched and replacing wont help?
post #7 of 9
I got a scratch on my screen as well.

Make sure you clean it.
I actually can't see it now once I got the dirt out of it and used some of my wifes clear nail polish and applied it with a needle.

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Clean it.
apply nail hardener.
hit it with some rubbing compound
clean it again.
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Its soft and Matt. So I guess its plastic?

If "I" remove the film and replace it with a new one, = no warranty?

Where can one get such a film?

Could the scratch be too deep so that its a LCD that is scratched and replacing wont help?
Yeah, it will mot likely void your warranty.

What kind of monitor is it? Brand and model please.

If there is no cover over the LCD, then you'll have to try one of the scratch removal methods the other posters have suggested.

Is there a gap between the LCD panel and the very top most layer?
When you push on the screen very gently, can you see distortion right away, or does it give? If is distorts right away, then the LCD itself might be scratched.
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