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Cleaned my laptop screen with spirit and formed a stain. Will this go?


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#1 realnsleo

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 02:14 AM

Hi everyone. I cleaned my laptop screen with methylated spirit and some of it spilled on the left side. I followed all instructions by unplugging the power cord, removing the battery and lying the computer on the side and leaving it in rice for 48 hours. However, when I turned it on, everything is working fine except for a dark stain in the bottom left side of the screen. Will this go away with time? Should I consider taking it for repair? Is it a serious problem as it bothers me. Thank you for your help.

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#2 dinotech-stjames

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 03:44 AM

It's hard to tell from the image, but it seems like the methylated spirit damaged the coating on the screen. Do you know if it has an anti-reflective coating on it? The stuff is pretty corrosive but it usually won't cause issues in very minute quantities but it remains a solvent. I don't think it actually damaged the LCD screen behind it but rather the glass's top layer of whatever it is, likely plastic film.

Sorry to see this happen to you, I am only guessing, but it would probably require an RMA to replace. I know this is not the advice you need right now, but as final note on cleaning, I prefer to use 70% isopropanol rubbing alcohol myself. Requires a bit more scrubbing but also cuts through all the grime while being a disinfectant and evaporates.



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Posted 21 December 2016 - 04:00 AM

Oh man, yep. Probably not the advice I needed at this point. But thank you for the response and this has been a very harsh lesson learned. I will use more preferred cleaning methods the next time. I think I will continue using the laptop as it is, the damage is not really that bad as I think. 

 

Thank you otherwise :) I appreciate it.


Edited by hamluis, 22 December 2016 - 12:43 PM.





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