How to Repair an LCD TV Screen

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How to Repair an LCD TV Screen
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There is nothing better than watching your favourite television shows on a state-of-the-art LCD television. LCD televisions provide vibrant colours and lifelike images. That is why it can be so heartbreaking to notice a scratch or imperfection on your television screen. Replacing a screen can be very expensive, but luckily there are a few methods that you can use to repair your own screen. These methods are quick and inexpensive so you will be enjoying your favourite shows again in no time.

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Things you need

  • Soft clean eraser
  • Damp lint-free rag
  • Clean lint-free rag
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Cotton balls

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    Eraser Method

  1. 1

    Clean your LCD screen with a damp lint-free rag.

  2. 2

    Dry screen with a dry lint-free rag.

  3. 3

    Rub the scratch with a soft clean eraser.

  4. 4

    Continue rubbing area until the scratch disappears.

    Petroleum Jelly Method

  1. 1

    Clean the screen with a damp lint-free rag.

  2. 2

    Dry the screen using a dry lint-free rag.

  3. 3

    Apply petroleum jelly to a clean cotton ball.

  4. 4

    Fill the scratch with petroleum jelly from the cotton ball using gentle strokes.

  5. 5

    Use a clean cotton ball to wipe excess petroleum jelly from the screen without removing any from the scratch.

Tips and warnings

  • These methods can be used to repair both LCD television screens as well as LCD monitor screens. Keep in mind that the petroleum jelly method may be a temporary fix and may require reapplication.
  • Use only a clean eraser. Using a dirty eraser could leave smudges and stains on your LCD screen.

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