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  • 15. Re: sharpy on my screen!!!
    ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
  • 16. Re: sharpy on my screen!!!
    Steven Davidson Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
    BTW, microfiber cloths can be picked up at any sunglass shop in your local mall - they're around $5 US, cheaper than the optomotrists (well, cheaper than mine, in any case - YMMV). Excellent for cleaning glossy surfaces and glasses.

    I cleaned sharpie off of my old Dell laptop's screen with an antistatic cleaning wipe (from Endust, I believe - designed for cleaning electronics, and safe for LCD screens). I cleaned it VERY soon after getting it on the screen, however.
  • 17. Re: sharpy on my screen!!!
    Larry_Rymal Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)
    At the risk of repeating:

    Go to an office supply store and purchase a couple of items: graffiti remover/marker remover for white boards, and white board cleaner.

    I wouldn't dare put Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the screen, iKlean won't penetrate a true indelible ink such as a permanent marker.
  • 18. Re: sharpy on my screen!!!
    Tuttle Level 7 Level 7 (29,035 points)
    Apologies for the bum BASF link above.

    Correct link is here. Animation of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser at work (on a suspiciously glossy surface) is here.

  • 19. Re: sharpy on my screen!!!
    gollum83 Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    I highly doubt a one time exposure to rubbing alcohol will kill the screen. Besides you can always dilute it in half to get the alcohol content around 35%.
  • 20. Re: sharpy on my screen!!!
    Steven Davidson Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
    White board cleaner will leave a nasty film on the screen that will be REALLY hard to remove. It's designed to clean and condition white boards, where the film is desirable. I wouldn't do that.
  • 21. Re: sharpy on my screen!!!
    Larry_Rymal Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)
    White board cleaner will leave a nasty film on the
    screen that will be REALLY hard to remove.


    Actually, I agree with that. I left out what I considered a common-sense step. We follow-up on our cleanings with the microfibre cloth and a bit of water.

    Marx-a-lots and Sharpies are a teacher's enemy in a classroom that has notebook computers and computer monitors. We have to do annual monitor cleanings.

    Anyway, I still suggest giving it a try, as I stated in the first letter, on a corner of the screen. Works for us. If anyone wants to see this in action, our training center is just off a major interstate highway and I'll be happy to demonstrate. Just contact me. I'm north of Houston.
  • 22. Re: sharpy on my screen!!!
    JDee Level 5 Level 5 (4,730 points)
    Suspicious, indeed.

    This, from this page of the BASF site:
    This effect can be achieved on a wide variety of surfaces such as tiles, ceramic stovetops, ceramics, doors, leather seats and automobile wheel rims - and all without adding detergent. A little water is all that is needed to moisten the Magic Eraser. Even the most ingrained dirt cannot resist the glass hard microstructure of melamine resin. Only surfaces liable to scratching and varnished surfaces should not be cleaned with the "magician".
  • 23. Re: sharpy on my screen!!!
    Tuttle Level 7 Level 7 (29,035 points)
    I just do not know who(m) to trust anymore, JDee.

    Happy New Year, btw . . .

  • 24. Re: sharpy on my screen!!!
    Thomas Hoberg Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I got sharpie on an LED screen once, so I tried the following and it worked:

    Get a dry-erase marker such as an Expo, and use it on the sharpie marks. It may seem counter-intuitive to put MORE marker on your screen, but trust me. You'll immediately be able to wipe everything away with a damp paper towel or wet-wipe or one of those pricey computer screen wet-wipes. There's some kinda chemical in the dry-erase marker that makes that possible.

    This also works for getting permanent marker off of whiteboards. Good luck.
  • 25. Re: sharpy on my screen!!!
    JDee Level 5 Level 5 (4,730 points)
    I just do not know who(m) to trust anymore....


    You and me both. It's been like this now for just over 6 years, I expect it to continue for another two or so...

    And a happy and healthy to you and yours as well!
  • 26. Magic eraser works great
    Romulo Romero Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    I can atest to that. At least on my iMac monitor.
  • 27. Re: Magic eraser works great
    Romulo Romero Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    It also worked on pen marks that were on an LCD monitor from over a year ago. Nice stuff. Just be gentle with it
  • 28. Re: sharpy on my screen!!!
    First Magus Level 6 Level 6 (15,850 points)
    I know tis may sound weird but a professional thief gave my sheriffs department a demo on how to remove sharpy marks from equipment. He used to do it on stolen stuff where the person marked their name on it. A little baby oil on a soft rag works good.

    Mort
  • 29. Re: sharpy on my screen!!!
    noxxten Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    face cleaning Oxypads get sharpie off anything for me =)

    BUT - im not sure if its safe to use on your LCD, try baby oil and a soft cloth.