Did screen cleaner mess up my screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Eliichka, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Eliichka macrumors newbie

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    So i used screen cleaner on the screen of my MB, and i guess some if it got under the screen, and now there's a big, weird, light spot on the downside in the center.

    Here's a picture:

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    it already changed a bit. The spot got a different shape (bit smaller actually), but now there are all these lines there, and it looks like the color is darker or gone completely under them. Is there anything i can do? Did i mess up my screen? Also i was told to mention that i don't have applecare. :(
     
  2. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

    l.a.rossmann

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    Indeed you did! There is no way around that in my experience.

    I like to use acetone with a CD wipe but make sure that around the edges it is not getting anywhere. It evaporates super fast so I can make sure it's not getting anywhere it shouldn't.
     
  3. Eliichka thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you didn't really answer my question. will this dry out, or will it stay like that?
     
  4. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

    l.a.rossmann

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    I figured
    served as the answer.

    It's stuck. I tried putting a machine I did that to in a small enclosed room with several powerful dehumidifers for a week, no dice. There's no way around it.
     
  5. eman macrumors 6502a

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    There's nothing you can do in my experience. Water spills to the LCD can dry out and can almost completely disappear over a period of time. Coffee, juice tea etc... spills to the LCD will likely remain forever to some degree.
    The clearer the liquid the better your chance of a recovery.
    Good luck!
     
  6. fluffyx macrumors 6502

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    If it's going to go away by itself, it will go away in well under 2 weeks.

    If you want to fix it, you'd need a new display screen installed. Apple charges $601 for this repair; you can usually find an Apple Service shop in your area to do it for about half price.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    How much screen cleaner and what brand screen cleaner did you use?
     
  8. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

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    From http://www.apple.com/support/macbook/care/

     

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