Sony LCD monitor damage - Can it be repaired?

Posted on 2007-03-21
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
While moving it seems I've damaged my monitor, a Sony LCD.  It has a gray spot about the size of a thumb print.  Can this be repaired?
Question by:Elizabeth_Hardwick
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Expert Comment

ID: 18764778
Is the grey spot on the screen or on the trim? If it’s the screen are there any dead pixels?

Author Comment

ID: 18764915
it's on the screen.  the pixels don't appear to be dead.  it's more like a smuge spot (of an irregular shape).

Expert Comment

ID: 18765110
I have not had to repair and screens i have heard that displex display polish works good on TFT LCD screens. For light scratches you can try a thin coat of Vaseline i don’t think it works that good.
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Author Comment

ID: 18765747
it's not on the surface of the monitor and it's not a scratch.  thanks anyway.
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KCTS earned 250 total points
ID: 18766015
Sounds like an insurance job to me.

Author Comment

ID: 18766487
Thanks for your help KCT S

Expert Comment

ID: 18813340
We do a lot of laptop repairs and based on the information provided, my best guess is that it is not repairable and you're looking at replacing the screen.   If this is a stand-alone LCD monitor, given the falling prices of good quality monitors of late you'd be better off chucking it and buying a new monitor.  

If this is a laptop LCD, check ebay for replacement LCD panels for your model and find yourself a good laptop repair technician in your area to replace it for you.   If you're providing the part, you shouldn't incur more than an hour or hour and a half of labor.

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