getting rid of smudge inside lcd laptop screen?
July 28, 2011 8:27 PM Subscribe
I accidentally got some soda fall on the LCD screen of my Compaq CQ56 laptop, and seconds later, a smudge
appeared on the lower right side of the screen (everything on that area appears lighter when it is on). It looks like the liquid got inside the screen, and I don't know what to do about it. Can anyone help?
posted by chicofly to Technology (6 answers total)
For the time being, I removed the battery and have the laptop off
(fortunately, no soda touched the keyboard or any other area of the laptop). I did a lot of googling (and searches through mefi), but most of the responses suggested that the LCD monitor had to be replaced...while others suggested leaving the laptop for in a dry place for several days so that the moisture inside the screen would fully evaporate. I also read about a DIY solution
where someone put their laptop next to a incandescent lamp, and after two days, the water/liquid damage disappeared, but the person never really explained how he placed the laptop near the lamp. I'm a struggling student, and I don't have the money to pay for a repair. I'm also pretty peeved because I've only had this laptop for two months. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.