Scuff on my LCD

greenguy4

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I have a little scuff on the bottom of my LCD. I tried using some iKlear but it didn't take it off so what can I use that will clean this off? This thing is going to drive me CRAZY!
 

greenguy4

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No it was in my pocket and got a little mark on it. Its not deep at all though so I figured there is a way to remove it. Maybe toothpaste would work?
 

ITASOR

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Your iBook was in your pocket?! Do you mean like backpack or case pocket?
 

greenguy4

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Whoops --- ya sorry. My backpack pocket haha I have one of those ones that you can open it up and use it while it is sort of inside and something rubbed against the screen. To be perfectly honest I have no idea how it happened, but all i know is there is a little spot on the screen. Just some bad dumb luck... So any idea on what to do?
 

mkrishnan

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greenguy4 said:
Whoops --- ya sorry. My backpack pocket haha I have one of those ones that you can open it up and use it while it is sort of inside and something rubbed against the screen. To be perfectly honest I have no idea how it happened, but all i know is there is a little spot on the screen. Just some bad dumb luck... So any idea on what to do?
Is it safe to sort of massage the iklear stuff into the scuff for a minute or two? It might take a little more *gentle* action than just wiping it if it's a deeper scratch. I know that when the keyboard marks my screen (but this is oil and not scratches) that it takes a little bit of very gentle elbow work to get it to clean off....
 

ITASOR

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Hmm I want to help and I'm sure others do, but there's no miracle formula out there for removing scuffs on iBook screens. =\

I have an idea. I have this stuff called Lemon Oil or something. Some cleaning thing. I scuffed the top of my quicksilver with the apple pro speaker and it left like a streak. It wasn't really a "scratch" kind of like a scrape. I just rubbed it with the oil and it looks almost new. It was hard to remove the greasy feel though but it worked. I would be scared to use too much on your screen though, as you don't want to ruin the whole iBook.

What does the scuff look like. Is it really dug into the screen like scratched? Or something rubbed off on it? More info will help me think of more cleaning products. :)
 

greenguy4

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It looks more like something just rubbed of on to it. Trying to think of howelse I can describe a "scuff." Just a little marking on the bottom... a VERY VERY VERY light scratch.
 

Rev.D.Gilmartin

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Scuff Treatment

I've not tried this on an LCD, but "erasing" markings with a soft gum eraser works for me when the scuff mark is something deposited on the base.
 

greenguy4

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I tried the eraser and was not successful... Any idea's will be taken seriously ;-)!
 

greenguy4

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Toothpaste also a no go... That was the scariest thing I have ever done in my life. I slowly and carefully rubbed it on with a Q-Tip and then cleared it off with a light cloth and then some iKlear
 

ITASOR

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Ask a person at the Genius bar. The might have a buffer or something...you never know!
 

HydroMan

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Haven't tried it yet but I've bought Wipe Out cd/dvd repairer (hasn't arrived yet) I'm going to try it out on my Samsung D500 screen which is scratched to hell because of the environment that I work in (engineering) but will let you know if it works when I get it if you want.