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post #1 of 17
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I don't know how it got there, but there's a deep scratch in the center of my laptop screen, deep enough that the blue OCN background looks white. Is it fixable? Is the white because it cut through too deep to repair? This isn't good :\ I can replace it myself, but I want to know if there are ways other than spending $44+. Thanks!

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Edited by G33K - 12/21/10 at 1:27pm
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post #2 of 17
Seems to be a pretty deep scratch. I think $44 would be a decent investment because that would annoy me to no end.
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If u can do it for 44 bucks do it. think is how much is the + part? if it over the top id get a new laptop as they keep dropping in prices. can u actually feel the lcd or is the like plastic (whatever it is really called idk) part torn?
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is it indented? if so then the white is where the lcd is displacing the crystal.
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post #5 of 17
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I think it might actually cost more in the 80+ ballpark :\

I can't replace this, I just got it. I can replace the screen, it's just finding a cheap one that's the right model.

There's no distortion on the screen around it, just a very deep scratch. I checked it out with a magnifying glass, and all the areas around it are the right color, but the pixels in the scratch are pure white (red, blue, green turned on)
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I think it might actually cost more in the 80+ ballpark :\

I can't replace this, I just got it. I can replace the screen, it's just finding a cheap one that's the right model.

There's no distortion on the screen around it, just a very deep scratch. I checked it out with a magnifying glass, and all the areas around it are the right color, but the pixels in the scratch are pure white (red, blue, green turned on)

so its not cutting into the actual display just displacing the crystals?
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post #7 of 17
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I think, no fluid is leaking out, the pixels inside the scratch are still visible (and lit up, just stuck at white I think. Is it because of the lack of a screen covering them?), and the only affected area is in the scratch. There's no warping or color shifting or anything around it. Could I just use like a screen coating solution or something, if such a thing exists?
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post #8 of 17
Is the area of the scratch flat or is idented inside? If its indented the liquid is being pushed away from that spot. I am not sure a coating would fix it if theres an indention. Also for the hells of it did u try a stuck pixel app? My buddy fixed a stuck pixel with it so I know they somewhat work. (worth a shot no?)
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post #9 of 17
That's not very de-OH MOTHER OF GOD LOOK THAT THAT THING!

Truthfully, I don't see how you could just cover it up. But I'm just a noob.
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post #10 of 17
It might be that you killed the pixels. In any case, try filling it with vaseline first.
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