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5" scratch on LCD TV

I accidentally put a 5" scratch on my LCD screen. i have gone to google and possible solutions were to used a pencil eraser or vaseline. I was going to try these until a friend told me you are not even supposed to touch the screen. what can i do?

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Nothing. The only cure is to replace the screen.

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Here are some solutions to consider. Try in an inconspicuous place first.
1) Use a clean WHITE pencil eraser. Yes WHITE pencil eraser. Some people use a pink eraser and then a white eraser over that for faster removal. Wipe residue off with a damp cloth.
2) Use White Petroleum Vaseline Jelly over the stratches. This may have to stay on an hour before wiping off.
3)You may also get commercial LCD scratch removers on the 'net.

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used thse methods myself
Vaseline Method
  1. Clean the surface of the screen.
  2. Take some Vaseline and fill the scratch with it.
  3. Gently wipe off the excess Vaseline, being careful not to press too deeply so as to leave some inside the scratch.
  4. Voila. This works because the optical density more closely matches the LCD face than air.

Pencil Eraser Method
  1. Find a pencil with a clean, soft eraser. It must have no pencil graphite on it as you won't want to smudge that on your monitor.
  2. Lightly rub the eraser over the scratch or nick on the screen.
  3. Keep rubbing until the scratch completely disappears

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Scratched lcd screen - 52inch sony bravia


Vaseline Method
  1. Clean the screen
  2. Take some Vaseline and fill the scratch with it.
  3. Gently wipe off the excess Vaseline, being careful not to press too deeply so as to leave some inside the scratch.
  4. Voila. This works because the optical density more closely matches the LCD face than air.

Pencil Eraser Method
  1. Find a pencil with a clean, soft eraser. It must have no pencil graphite on it as you won't want to smudge that on your monitor.
  2. Lightly rub the eraser over the scratch or nick on the screen.
  3. Keep rubbing until the scratch completely disappears
Neither is a perfect fix but does help alot
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Other solutions (though I recommend only at your own risk)
Vaseline Method
Clean the surface of the screen.
Take some Vaseline and fill the scratch with it.
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Find a pencil with a clean, soft eraser. It must have no pencil graphite on it as you won't want to smudge that on your monitor.
Lightly rub the eraser over the scratch or nick on the screen.
Keep rubbing until the scratch completely disappears [1].

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Today my monitor toppled again (I really must tether the damn thing to something next time) creating - gulp - a new and even larger scratch. Oh, no... But whodathunk I'd end up happy I got the 2nd scratch? Oddly, I am happy, 'cause I took the opportunity to lay the monitor flat, take my white eraser again , and really go to town rubbing both new & old scratches. Lo & behold, both scratches appear to be now virtually 100% invisible or gone. My 2-scratch monitor is better now than it was as a one scratch one! I'm now convinced it's partly, largely, or completely due to the heat from friction of rubbing the eraser across the scratch, plus pressure applied, that does the trick. The heat must soften the plastic surface making it malleable, and the pressure of rubbing smooths out the jagged scratch edges, making the scratches disappear.
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