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I got degreaser inside my LCD panel.

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So I decided to spray degreaser on my monitor to clean it.

I know what you're probably thinking, what is this guy doing using harsh chemicals on an LCD screen! He must be an idiot.

Well no, it does nothing to the finish... However I sprayed the screen and not the towel I was using to wipe it so degreaser ran down the screen quickly to the bottom edge of the bezel and seeped into the LCD screen. Shortly after my screen starts to slowly turn gray where the degreaser seeped in and starts to spread like an infection... which finally qualifies me as an idiot.

After 12 hours of drying and no results I decide to take it apart.

So I took it apart (successfully I might add) and it somehow got into the actual LCD panel and the material that is inside of the LCD panel (I have no idea what to call it.) Here just look at the damn picture.





That's a picture of the thin LCD panel and nothing more. (No backlight... Well I used my lamp as the backlight.)

The black stuff you see is what I see over the image when I turn on the monitor. I am able to push this black "liquid" around to some extent and regain my picture back underneath which leads me to believe this just might be fixable if I can somehow get that black crap out.

Any suggestions on how to "dry" this out, or did the chemical mix with the LCD's "stuff" and permanently turn it black?

I'm kind of stumped about how the liquid got into that area as it looks pretty damn air tight.

=============USELESS INFORMATION=============
*This was done on a 3 year old Envision 19". (Hannstar Corp. parts all throughout.)
*Turning on the monitor without an LCD panel on the front so there's just a backlight is..bright. It looked cool.
=============USELESS INFORMATION=============

Feel free to express your opinions or comments about what I did to the monitor or just simply about the monitor. Even if it's not helpful at all.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 4/17/11 at 2:38pm
post #2 of 15
Besides trying to wipe it off somehow, i suggest returning the screen with a good cover story.
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Besides trying to wipe it off somehow, i suggest returning the screen with a good cover story.
I think my warranty is long gone.
post #4 of 15
Neweggs a good solution.
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Quote:
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I suggest returning the screen with a good cover story.
Oh, you mean lying?
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Neweggs a good solution.
Elaborate.
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Oh, you mean lying?
Works for me every time!
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Try cramming paper towels near where the liquid is. Wicking action might slowly draw it out.
    
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Try cramming paper towels near where the liquid is. Wicking action might slowly draw it out.
I tried this is wasn't picking any of it up. I currently have it sitting in my truck at the moment as I'm trying to use extreme heat to "dry" it. Hopefully the heat doesn't ruin the panel.
post #10 of 15
LCD panels have a screen covering that is nothing but a polarizing sheet of plastic. The degreaser is seeping between the actual panel and the polarizing filter sheet. You could pull the sheet off buy a new one and stick it back on. But not worth the trouble. Or you could yank it off and buy some polaroid sunglasses to wear. LOL

http://www.3dlens.com/polarizer.htm
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