How to Repair a Nick on an LCD Screen


Repairing a nick on an LCD screen can be quite easy and very inexpensive. There are DIY methods that actually work, and there are other costly alternatives that can leave a burning hole in your pocket. After a little time and patience, the screen will be good as new.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil eraser
  • Lint-free rag
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton tips
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Bottled water
  • Clean the screen thoroughly with water by using a lint-free towel or rag. Dry the area completely after cleaning. The screen must be clean and dry in order to fix the nick successfully.

  • Grab a soft pencil eraser. Make sure it has no graphite in it or any other additives. This will prevent smudging. Carefully rub the eraser over the nick on the LCD screen in the same direction. Keep doing this until the nick disappears.

  • Mix together rubbing alcohol and water solution. For every 20 parts of water, use one part rubbing alcohol. Use cotton tips or a lint-free rag. Dip either the cotton tip or rag into the solution. Gently work it into the area of the nick until it disappears. The rubbing alcohol will gently fill in the nick. Remove the excess rubbing alcohol by cleaning the LCD again.

  • Use petroleum jelly to fill the nick. The texture of petroleum jelly works well with an LCD surface. Apply the jelly very lightly to prevent an excess from staying in the scratch. Remove any extra petroleum jelly left on the screen.

  • Buy a screen repair kit. Search the Internet for "repair LCD nicks or scratches." Test these products on less important items before trying them on the LCD screen. Make sure to search for good reviews of the different products. Some might be harmful to and LCD screen.

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