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removing scratches from a cell phone screen

by HotJew52 / October 28, 2005 9:59 AM PDT

I just baught a sony ericsson t610 from a friend and the screen has a ton of scratches. The scratches are not on the case but on the actual lcd itself. Does anyone know how to remove some of these scratches?

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I heard on Tech TV
by m3harri / October 28, 2005 6:34 PM PDT

I heard on TechTV once that they could be buffed out with car wax Carnuba specificly. I am skeptical.

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Thanks
by HotJew52 / October 30, 2005 4:33 AM PST
In reply to: I heard on Tech TV

I tried car wax on it and it did help a little at getting rid of some of the extremely tiny scratches but it didn't really help that much!

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Experiment with . . .
by FredS / October 30, 2005 5:52 PM PST

. . . toothpaste.

But be very careful! Toothpaste has many abrasives in it so start your experiment small. Take a Q-Tip and put a very (!) small dab of toothpaste and try rubbing on one small corner of the screen. Rub for 10-15 seconds and then wipe with a damp (not wet) soft cloth. See if it looks better.

If it looks like it's working, experiment with circular rubs and linear rubs. See which one has best results.

If you can't remove the scratches with toothpaste, you might at least be able to get all the scratches to run in the same direction.

Tell us what happens.

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remove scratches from cell phones
by daytripper / November 3, 2005 1:00 PM PST

I just fixed the same phone, so I decided to respond. I got my phone from Fido last week. I dropped it on the pavement, it slid under the car and it was really scratched. I tried lots of stores, but there really isn't much out there to repair cell phone screens. I finally found Merlin's LCD Magic at Futureshop. It was about $9. Honestly I was blown away. It looks like new. Definately try it. Fido says they are the exclusive seller for this the t610 so I guess you got it there too. Anyway, I think that will work for you.

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Thanks
by HotJew52 / November 5, 2005 4:46 AM PST

I'll defiantly look for that lcd cleaner but is that for the actuall lcd under the case or just the platic cover on it?

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