Ink on a Flat Panel Monitor

How do I get ink off a flat computer screen?

David from Brampton

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By Seldom Smith 7 Flag

November 15, 2006

According to my "Computer Geek" friends and husband, the best thing to do is to try just a really soft, damp (with water) cloth (the cloth type baby wipes work wonders too) and lightly rub the screen. Don't apply pressure and don't use anything abrasive as either of those things can cause damage.

If after this there are still marks on your screen, you can use a solution of 1 part 20% rubbing alcohol to 2 parts water. Basically you're just looking for a highly diluted solution. 25% windex to the rest water would work also.

Hope this helps. ^_^

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

November 20, 2006

My five year old just did this to my laptop screen and I used the Mr. Clean magic eraser that you can get in the check out line in Target (or I'm assuming the cleaning supplies aisle) and it took it off right away.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

March 21, 2007

Magic eraser is awsome! Thanks a million!

Betsy P

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

February 13, 2008

Thank you so much fantastic idea worked a treat.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

April 5, 2008

After my 3 yr old grandson did the same thing, a search led me here. I used the magic eraser and it worked like "magic". Thanks for the help.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

April 21, 2008

AWESOME - Magic Eraser worked like a charm. Thanks!!

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

July 20, 2008

Once again and so simple....magic eraser!

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

August 28, 2008

I used a baby wipe cloth; moist from the package and it removed 99% of the ink from my granddaughters drawing on my flat panel LCD screen.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

August 29, 2008

I tried a baby wipe, but it didn't work. I didn't have a magic eraser and I was pressed for time (was at my mother-in-laws...:{). My youngest daughter, which she usually gets away with murder, wrote on her computer screen. So, when all else fells, use your fingernails.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

November 6, 2008

My two year old wrote on my flat screen monitor with PERM marker. I used lighter fluid to remove it. Did not take alot of effort and seems not to have damaged the monitor either. Hope this helps.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

November 16, 2008

I used a baby wipe and it took all of it off. Very little pressure needed.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

December 7, 2008

the magic eraser did the trick!

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

January 3, 2009

After reading these posts I used a thumb nail and a baby wipe together - worked a treat! Thanks!

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

January 30, 2009

I used a baby wipe and it worked wonders!

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

January 31, 2009

A baby wipe and a little elbow grease got it off mine. Wish I could say the same for the desk!

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

February 26, 2009

We used moonshine ha ha for real.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

March 2, 2009

Baby wipe DID NOT work. A tinsy bit of SCOTCH (in the cabinet next to the monitor-didn't have rubbing alcohol nearby). Worked like a charm.

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By Kristi 1 Flag

March 19, 2009

Toothpaste worked wonders! One of my daughters drew circles with a pen on my computer monitor and with a dab of toothpaste it wiped right off. No harm done to the monitor! If only finding out which one did it was so easy.

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By Annmarie 1 Flag

April 13, 2009

Magic eraser worked great. Thanks Soo Much, my husband would have been so mad if I didn't get it off. I love the magic eraser.

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By courtneyb1 1 Flag

June 19, 2009

Guys, my 2 year old wrote all over the bottom of my 2 day old 28 inch flat panel monitor with a black ball point pen. I first tried water on a kleenex and that did nothing, then I tried half water and half white vinegar, and that did nothing. Then I found this website and tried a baby wipe. the ink came right off with a little elbow grease and slight extra pressure using my nail to press through the baby wipe. I usually don't post on these websites but I am so excited I had to spread the news! Hope this helps someone in the future.

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By Victoria 1 Flag

August 8, 2009

My 2 yr old son wrote all over my flat screen TV with an ink pen. I used a baby wipe and a little bit of Colgate tooth paste. The ink came right off.

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By Salvador Tafoya 1 Flag

October 13, 2009

Rubbing Alcohol worked in seconds.

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By LostInTexas 2 Flag

November 11, 2011

Magic Eraser worked in seconds! If it weren't for my 3 year old, I would have not had a chance to test this out. Thanks to those who previously posted this solution.

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By brownsugar 1 Flag

April 19, 2013

Well, I used a baby wipe and a little bit of toothpaste and it worked really well.

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By Rex Oliver 1 Flag

December 2, 2013

Just this minute used Magic Eraser dry and it took a couple swipes but the ink is gone oops one spot left Just got it off also. This works fantastic. Thanks to whoever started this post.

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