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Scratch on LCD screen of the monitor

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While cleaning the Computer screen i accidently scratched the screen with metal point which was hidden beneath the hair brush.The scratch can be seen and also felt.I do not want to change the screen can you help?

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Unfortunately, most lcd panels have a polarization filter in the front, this looks like a plastic coating that is actually in front of the glass of the lcd panel, if it's scratched, there is no real way to fix this problem other than replacement.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

No the polarization filter is normally BEHIND an anti glare layer.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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