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Wet Display I live on a boat and a few drops of rain water got into the display . . . Now the screen has blotches of gray in it . . . I want to open the display and dry it . . . Is this a viable solution?

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Re: Wet Display

If you have already experienced opening a laptop lcd just go ahead and open it but probably the water already sipped into your lcd... chances are you can still hope to manually repair it by a weired solution... or just have it replaced by your laptop manufacturer if still it got some warranty.

first turn off your laptop and open your lcd holder then gently turn over your lcd... (make sure you wont crack it or pull some cables at the bottom. take some clear cotton white cloths and sandwich your LCD with 1/2 inch of those cloths... take a hair dryer and blow the cotton until its warm enough.... let it just cool out and test your display....

alternative if you got no hair dryer you can just leave it out in the sun for 15 mins depend on how warm the day is.

note: don't do this inside a air conditioned room or you will worsen your problem cause there will be some moisture left...

rate me if his help you cause i already tried this a couple of times...

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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