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Ernie
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Icon 2 posted June 19, 2006 08:31      Profile for Ernie     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So I'm labeling some disks I just burned in my CD burner and I reach for the phone with the pen in my hand.... and I end up marking my screen with indelible marker!

Help, how do I remover the mark without destroying my screen?

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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted June 19, 2006 08:40      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What kind of screen?

If it is a CRT, then any common solvent should be fine - try nail varnish remover. If it is a flat panel, then you may be screwed.

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Icon 1 posted June 19, 2006 08:41      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What kind of screen is it?

If it's CRT you can use windex, It should take it of after a little scrubbing. If it's LCD I found a damp (Not drenched) cloth and lightly clean it. It may take a while. Don't scrub to hard. And clean the whole screen. I've done that before and had one clean spot and the rest was dirty.

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Icon 1 posted June 19, 2006 08:45      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Some types of permanent markers come off with a little rubbing alcohol, so that might be something worth trying before you get into the stronger chemicals.

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quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
Some types of permanent markers come off with a little rubbing alcohol, so that might be something worth trying before you get into the stronger chemicals.

mod parent up! [Wink]

Seriously, when it comes to computer equipment, isopropyl is your friend!

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Ernie
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Thanks for all the good ideas [Smile] . We'll start with water and move up the chemical ladder from there.
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You gotta be careful with both isopropyl and windex on CRTs, as it tends to mess up the anti-reflective coating on the screen if it has one.
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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
You gotta be careful with both isopropyl and windex on CRTs, as it tends to mess up the anti-reflective coating on the screen if it has one.

You need to use more isopropyl to fix that problem. [Wink]

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Dman_________________I thought he needed more Ethanol to fix the problem, or if not fix it you don't care.

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pour the ethanol on, yea....
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quote:
Originally posted by maybe.logic:
pour the ethanol on, yea....

I second the use of ethanol. Ethanol and diet soda, but not for the screen.

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The person asks a question, Makes one more comment then leaves? Or maybe are advise destroyed his monitor so bad that he can't see and come back.

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Probably made some typos and put TippEx on the screen....
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Icon 1 posted June 20, 2006 20:46      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sharpies are also erasable dispite being "permanant" (sp?).

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Depends if the surface is porous ... if it is, it's going to be hard to shift anything well.
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