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A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: stephen
Date: March 05, 2007 11:12PM
Didn't I hear about someone else going through something similar? Anyone have a link or suggestion?
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Re: A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: March 05, 2007 11:14PM
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Didn't I hear about someone else going through something similar? Anyone have a link or suggestion?

Any local mental hospital should be able to help.

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Re: A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: stephen
Date: March 05, 2007 11:17PM
Ball point pen, he thinks.
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Re: A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: March 05, 2007 11:25PM
I'm not sure what the screens are made of, but I'm guessing that it is acrylic or polycarbonate. Avoid any orange based cleaners. The oils are good at breaking the hydrocarbon bonds of grease...and certain plastics. I'd start with something like rubbing alcohol in a corner just to test if it will damage the screen. The bigger problem will be scratches from the pen. There is no way to fix that.



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Re: A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: karsen
Date: March 05, 2007 11:35PM
Maybe a Magic Eraser will work. I stress maybe. My wife uses them to clean up various markings left around the house by our 3 year old. They work very well and quickly. My only concern would be damage to the screen. We used 'em on our TV with no ill effects.

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Re: A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: chas_m
Date: March 06, 2007 12:56AM
That screen is history. Even if you somehow got the actual ink off safely, the indention will never go away.

Tell him to ask his local AASP for a flat-rate repair on the screen. It will be VERY expensive.

That's what your buddy gets for letting SMALL CHILDREN near EXPENSIVE ELECTRONICS.

Sorry to sound hard-hearted, but seriously folks whatever happened to common sense? If I had children they wouldn't even know I *had* a computer. (puts in teeth) Back in MY day, our fathers had rooms of the house (usually called either "the office" or "the study" or in my case "the shop") that were OUT. OF. BOUNDS. Even then, the expensive and/or dangerous stuff was stowed up high.

I'm just AMAZED at what I see come into our shop when it comes to the damage kids do to computers, but of course the children are very rarely at fault, they're just being curious kids most of the time. Why the parents take such risks with expensive stuff (and then moan to me when the inevitable happens) remains a mystery.



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Re: A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 06, 2007 01:07AM
if you don't replace the kid, its just going to happen again...
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Re: A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 06, 2007 01:27AM
Racer provides the ...7% solution grinning smiley

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Racer X
if you don't replace the kid, its just going to happen again...

I do not see that happening in the very near future... *(:>*



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Re: A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 06, 2007 01:50AM
Oh sure...wait another 14 years until he moves on.......
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Re: A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: March 06, 2007 02:18AM
A colleague of mine used this for permanent marker.
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Re: A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: samintx
Date: March 06, 2007 07:33AM
GET RID OF THE KID ! ! ! ! !
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Re: A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: mspace
Date: March 06, 2007 08:09AM
Agree with Chas_m . . . completely. I remember those "no touch zones, or death" when I was a kid.

DON'T use magic eraser. It's great for the sink, etc. Love it. Which is why it will DESTROY the screen.

Try things made for lcd screen cleaning only. More than lkely, it will need to be replaced.
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Re: A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: March 06, 2007 10:06AM
THIS stuff:

[www.radtech.us]

Radtech Omnicleanz

I swear, this stuff is a freaking miracle--I something that I thought was a scratch, previous efforts to clear it away failed, and this stuff worked.

Don't know if it will work with ballpoint, but it's what I'd try first.
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Re: A buddy's son decided to "color" his MacBook screen with a pen
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: March 06, 2007 10:15AM
At this point, there's no where to go but "up" for the screen...


This is why I have been vehemently against LCD's in school environments, and keep reminding Apple that the eMac was the perfect machine for schools...



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