Monitor screen "scratches"??....

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Old 01-31-04, 05:12 PM
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Monitor screen "scratches"??....

I got a used Sony 17" CRT model #CPD-200ES computer monitor from a friend...it works fine, but there appears to be some sort of "scratch-like" marks across the surface of the screen....the screen is clean and smooth, but these marks are there...this particular monitor appears to have a "deep" glass covering the screen ...I was wondering if this is what looks "scratched" and not the actual glass on the monitor screen itself...Anyway, it's a cosmetic thing, but was just wondering if my description makes sense and if anyone knows what this is and if this is repairable or not... Thanks to all who reply...

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Old 02-01-04, 08:37 PM
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It is hard to diagnose the problem without actually being in front of it, but I have a top-of-the-line sony (dell branded) 19" from 3 years ago which is wonderful, but it is very difficult/impossible to remove some markings from the glass. From people touching it over the past three years, it has gotten some irredescent dots/spots, and oil-based marks do not come off easy.
The best universal "safe" moniter cleaning method I have read and tried is a soft cotton ball with rubbing alcohol, excess sqeezed out. Wipe it once, turn the cotton ball over and wipe a second time to get 'dirt streaks' out.

On some trinitron models, there are typically two fine horizontal lines on the moniter, behind the glass. They are hair-thin wires I recall, that have a purpose, which has some benefit somehow technologically.

For others reading this, I have had sucess on LCD displays too, but please consult your owners manual first, before cleaning.


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