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Blame the dog. Blame the kids. Blame whomever you want, but your precious LCD screen will still be scratched. What now?

LCD screens (short for Liquid Crystal Display) are a common sight in homes and offices nowadays. We all know that these screens are delicate and must be handled with care. But get a little closer to that TV, computer monitor, or cell phone, and you might notice -- gasp! -- a scratch or two.

Unfortunately, you can't completely remove the scratch, but you can camouflage it pretty effectively. Before you start, make sure the surface of the screen is clean; rub the LCD screen gently with a dry microfiber cloth, which leaves no lint behind.

Note: DIY attempts to conceal a scratch on your LCD screen could void your warranty. Check your warranty first, and contact the gadget's manufacturer if necessary, to determine if it's worth a shot.

1. Petroleum Jelly or Baby Oil
This popular method involves dabbing a microfiber cloth with good old Vaseline, and rubbing it gently into the scratch. The petroleum jelly won't harm your screen; it'll just fill in the scratch and make it less noticeable. Same goes for baby oil, but you might have more luck with petroleum jelly.

2. Displex scratch remover
This polishing paste is designed exclusively to conceal scratches in LCD screens. It even comes with a microfiber cloth. The manufacturer suggests using pressure for 2 to 3 minutes to "scrub out the scratch." (But we stand by our suggestion to not rub too hard!)

Deeper scratches or gouges on an LCD will, unfortunately, require a screen replacement. Your best line of defense is offense; invest in an LCD screen protector to avoid future scratches. The thin film adheres neatly to the screen and can be easily replaced.

** Got any solutions for fixing scratches in LCD screens? Have you tried any of the above methods? Let us know about your experience in the comments below! **



  • Elaine

    When I purchased my 52 inch tv, I had a piece of plexiglass cut to size and mounted it using velcro strips.

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  • gamelover

    ANY body have any tips for a game boy advance screen repair?The scratche are really lite and you cant feel them by dragging your finger across them.

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  • jc

    IF IT'S THE REGULAR GBA NOT THE SP THEY USED TO MAKE NEW SCREEN COVERS FOR IT THAT LOOKED JUST LIKE THE ORIGINAL AND/OR JUST PRY THE OLD ONE OFF CAREFULLY WITH A SMALL SHARP INSTRUMENT-THE REAL SCREEN IS BELOW THAT AND IF YOU DONT HAVE A REPLACEMENT TOP COVER JUST USE ONE FOR A DS OR SOMETHIMG SIMILAR IN SIZE OR CUT ONE DOWN THATS MEANT FOR A PSP TO COVER THE NOW EXPOSED "REAL' SCREEN !


  • cherie

    try lotioning your handsgood with hand cream, after all rubbed in but still feels alittle oily, rub the screen and the gameboy its self all over with your fingers, u will c and feel the difference, it will b like new and nice and shiny too.


  • wildbill

    Try Armorall, it works great on scratches !!!!!

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  • sue

    how about flecks of glass , looks like mini dots on screen when it got hit from them, thru a tornado here in eagle Wisconsin. Fortunately a few only, so not a scratch really its like dots?
    baby oil or vaseline?

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  • Dave

    Try using a good name brand toothpaste (mild abrasive) rub for a few minutes,and wipe off with using a mircofiber cloth. Works like a champ on minor scratches

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  • cherie

    everytime i lotion up my hands with skin so soft hand cream from avoni tend to rubmy fingers around on my cell phone screen because they r still alittle oily and it covers any minor scratches and prevents them as well, i do this all the time, its like a habit now, it also makes the screen and thephone shiny all over like its brand new again

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