How to Repair an LCD TV Screen

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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

Dry screen with a dry lint-free rag.

Rub the scratch with a soft clean eraser.

Continue rubbing area until the scratch disappears.

Clean the screen with a damp lint-free rag.

Dry the screen using a dry lint-free rag.

Apply petroleum jelly to a clean cotton ball.

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

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


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.

Things You'll Need

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


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About the Author

Tammi Clements is a Los Angeles, California based fashion, and entertainment writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast communications from the University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her articles have appeared in Jane Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly. She is currently writing her first novel, and travels the globe in her free time.