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Floydian
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Was cleaning my laptop screen with eye glass cleaning liquid spray and when turned on, the entire fucking screen went white.

I AM FUCKING PISSED AS WILD BOAR.

FUCK YOU LENOVO.

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  • 22
    Note to self, don’t clean my laptop screen.
  • 25
    Only use rubbing alcohol or something like a hand sanitizer to clean your electronics.
  • 9
    @bigus-dickus lesson learnt.

    I think these glass cleaners are made up of rubbing alcohol. Not sure though.

    The product is in extended warranty so I hope these people help me out and replace the screen. Ofc I won't mention the liquid damage part.

    Or else, I must be ready to spend 4/5K for new screen. 😫
  • 21
    Damn, you must've been scrubbing that bitch.
  • 12
    I didn't know this could happen. I usually use alcohol to clean screens, but I already used a glass cleaner before, on a monitor, and worked well. It might be something with this cleaner formula? Mind sharing the ingredients?
  • 24
    @nanl the last I heard, the ingredients are:
    shleem, dinglepop, fleeb, shlammie juice, hizzards, trumbles, ploobis and a hint of lemon.

    It's probably the fleeb that messes up the electronics.
  • 7
    Well......fuck
  • 7
    How the fuck...
  • 8
    Did you disassemble laptop and then clean it?
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  • 6
    @Gregozor2121 kinda yolo if someone do that just to clean the screen lol
  • 5
    Next time just use simple H2O mate
  • 7
    @Floydian even if they won't help you: a new display only costs 50 bucks and replacing it is done by removing a few screws from the case and just replacing it :)
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  • 5
    Was it on while cleaning?
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  • 5
    To be fair, it isn't Lenovos fault. Most screens have a coating of something, that you wipe off when using alcohol or something like it. When cleaning a screen, you should just use water.

    Still sucks though :/
  • 10
    @KasperNS I used to repair laptops for a living. I'm not aware of any such coating on laptop screens. And using water is a big no no! These LCD panels have exposed connecters right at the bottom. Some water molecules may get trapped underneath the bezel and create moisture. Now we all know what that does to electronic components.

    Its completely safe to use alcohol as it removes dirt more effectively and dries up much faster than even most expensive cleaning solutions in the market.
  • 4
    @bigus-dickus is there anyway the support guy can figure that it has been damaged by liquid?
  • 4
    That would have worked if the display had a glossy finish.
  • 4
    @Floydian it's possible.
  • 9
    @Floydian now would be a good time to “drop it” if you have accidental damage cover as well 😂
  • 5
    @Floydian There's a ribbon that connects the screen to the motherboard, it may retain moisture if it was exposed to any sort of liquid.
  • 3
    @bigus-dickus what if that dries up?

    @C0D4 that shit got expired recently and I didn't use that warranty. Fuck me in ass.

    @electrineer glossy what?
  • 4
    @bigus-dickus to be fair has been a couple years since I first heard it, so I may be remembering it wrong. I'm just sure that I heard it from a credible source.

    And just to be clear, I don't mean to soak the screen and then wipe it off. I mean taking a damp cloth or something, and wiping it off gently
  • 4
    I clean my screen with anything near me at the time. Glasses cleaner, window cleaner, multi purpose cleaner, never ever had issue. Seems more like a graphics card or connection issue. Probably just coincidence you cleaned the screen.

    Lenovo is shit. So good luck.
  • 6
    Seems like a pressure problem. You know, when you press strongly onto LCD panels they (temporarily) change colors. Maybe it's related to that.. seems like either you've pressed on the thing pretty hard or it's an enganeering fail. If it's under warranty you may be able to get it replaced.. say that you've cleaned it with alcohol and the guys should be happy. Isopropanol (pretty much pure alcohol) is used to clean boards all the time. Or if it's out of warranty, I guess you could buy a new panel and put that in. Either way, that does really suck... Hope you'll be able to get back up and running soon.

    Edit: oh and liquid damage is measured with pads on the board that colorize when water contacts them.
  • 3
    @Condor damn! I might be screwed then.
  • 3
  • 3
    @Condor the support guy might then know it is a case of liquid damage and won't approve it under extended warranty.
  • 4
    @Floydian yes it must have dried up by now.
  • 7
    Do you have polarizing sun glasses? If you do, try looking at the display with them.
  • 5
    Maybe you rubbed the polarizing coating off?
  • 5
    Lenovo seems to be pretty cool, at least from the coverage Louis Rossmann have them.

    So just give it a try.
  • 4
    @Floydian if it's water that you've used, yeah it's likely.. consider the warranty to be void in that case. Fortunately it's quite easy to replace the display if they haven't soldered it in (depends on the age of her I guess.. anything before 2015 or so should be mechanically connected, not sure if they've gone the soldering route on that already though). You can read the part number from the panel and buy a replacement of that, or Google "display panel ${laptopModel}" and buy a new one from AliExpress or similar. Then you can open up the laptop and replace it. I had to do this with a laptop fan earlier (accidentally overvolted the original 😋) and the process was pretty trivial. I guess that it helps when you don't value warranties and have a habit of voiding warranties on the day of purchase though 😛
  • 4
    Lesson learnt, never spray anything directly at electronic devices, spray on a lint free cloth and then clean it.
  • 4
    Oh yeah. If it's polarized then yeah that would be it.
  • 3
    since Lenovo took over IBM their products are piss poor. Should be easy enough to replace the screen tho. U can get the spares on ebay pretty cheap.
  • 3
    Screen ke lvde Lgh gye.
    I use soaked cloth for cleaning screen.
  • 2
    @bigus-dickus so then I think I can claim the warranty.

    @electrineer you joking, right?

    @PrivateGER not sure about the polarization thing. Heard it first time.

    @RageBone Last time, I had to send them a legal notice for them to fix the mechanical hinge issue which was manufacturing defect. Guess what, facing the issue all over again now along side the screen fuck up. Hoping for the best.

    @Condor it wasn't water for sure. I used that same spray liquid to wipe my Sony Bravia. Have used the spray earlier as well. Never faced such issue.

    @rsync what polarization everyone seems to talk about?

    @pretzlerich lol yes.
  • 4
    @Floydian Without the coating, you cannot see anything on the monitor. It will just be white.
  • 2
    @PrivateGER how as an user, am I supposed to know of this shit!!!!
  • 6
    @Floydian I've read of it as a hack that can be used as a privacy filter: https://lifehacker.com/5862795/...

    Do they have a section in the user manual regarding cleaning of the product?
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  • 3
    You don't use glass cleaner on lcd.....
  • 3
    @Floydian well, in that case the pads probably didn't react to it either. They only colorize when water contacts them, whereas glass cleaning solutions should be mostly alcohol.. depending on the composition that may not be suitable for the board of course, so you likely won't want it to leak in. But for it to damage a coating on the display.. seems strange, especially considering those lines going down from the top to the bottom. A chemical reaction from removing some polarized filter should've just made it pure white, no? Anyway, getting a hold of some polarized glasses wouldn't be a bad idea. If it's indeed a polarization issue, you might just be able to make the bug into a feature 🙃
  • 1
    the best way to clean is by making a 90° between the board and lid, then placing the lid on a flat surface such that the board pointing toward you and then you can apply pressure with a cloth and cleaner or whatever you've got...My Lenovo (Z-51) laptop is 4 + 1/2 years old and running smooth.
  • 1
    Now paranoid of cleaning my MacBook
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