Cat took a dump on my Display. What should I do?

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  1. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    I was trying to remove my cat from my desk and she pooed on my display.

    It is a Dell UltraSharp (I think) 2208WFP.

    I know I shouldn't have used this method, but I put some Windex on a paper towel and cleaned it with that. Then I went over the whole thing with Windex and paper towel. I never shot Windex onto the display.

    What should I do now? The affected area kinda smells like poo.
     
  2. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't think so. That's probably worse than Windex.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Aside from the Windex killing the display, I think you need a new one... :eek:
     
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    albany eh?
     
  5. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I hope you're joking.

    What's that mean?
     
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    i live near the area, near clifton park. moved here from colorado recently
     
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    I would think you should just use the standard monitor type cleaners you can buy at the computer store and let the smell fade on its on, hoping for the best

    Not much else you can do

    Drink lots?

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    Rubbing Alcohol*
     
  9. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    The chemicals in Windex can haze most plastics, including LCD displays (Actually, I've never seen the end results on a display, but I've seen after effects on other transparent plastics.)

    edit: I have to go with MacDawg - If the Windex didn't harm it too badly, try iKlear or just a damp cloth. Then, hope for the best on the odor fading.
     
  10. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That sounds like the thing to do. What's so special about the display cleaners though?

    I forgot that, but do you seriously think it warrants a new display?

    I haven't noticed much degradation of my display and I used to clean it with Windex, which I have found is not the ideal thing to use.
     
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    my dog pissed on my computer case and i febreezed the hell out of it and it still smells





    still use it lol
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    They should be tested and safe to use on your monitor (unlike Windex ;))

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  13. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That really sucks. I would have made a doggy bed out of it :cool:. People must give you weird looks when they smell it.

    I mean what are the special ingredients?
     
  14. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I have used a lot of windex on a regular basis on all of my computer monitors (including a Dell 2005fpw) for 10 years and never had a problem whatsoever. I spray directly on the screen. "Monitor cleaning" products are, as far as I'm concerned, a big ripoff. Windex the sh** out of it. :D
     
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    ...did your cat knock the display over first?
     
  16. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Original Windex, with ammonia? If so, I'm very surprised there was no damage.

    You're lucky with the direct spraying technique. That's just a bad idea with any electronics. But, if it works for you......
     
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    No. Why would that happen? The thing weighs at least 15 lbs, if not more. It also has a low center of gravity in it's current position.
     
  18. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I think some of us are trying to picture the physics, i.e. the poo-jectory. ;)
     
  19. robindahlia789 macrumors regular

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    i wish you took a picture...hope everything comes out good though
     
  20. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I would have but my camera is upstairs and I was really worried.

    So far, no abnormalities.
     
  21. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    The main problem with Windex is that ammonia eats anti-glare coatings and similar things.
     
  22. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I'd agree the ammonia is the worse of the two (alcohol being the other main chemical), but alcohol can also affect some plastics. I do a fair amount of modeling, and I'm always very cautious using any solvents around transparent or gloss finished plastics.
     
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    And others of us are trying to get those images out of our brain ;)

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