Solved spilled bit of oil have seeped into laptop screen

August 26, 2012 at 12:24:04
Specs: Windows 7
So long story short I spilled a bit of oil onto my laptop screen and now it's gotten under it and there's big white patch on the bottom middle of it. Basically will it keep on spreading, will it harm the laptop and how should I go about cleaning it?
I can see through the patch so it isn't a crazy problem but I'm getting a heart attack thinking that I might break my laptop.

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August 26, 2012 at 14:14:14
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The screen is removable (making it possible to replace the screen if it gets broken) so carefully remove it and clean of the oil as best you can but do not use any abrasive cleaner or petroleum-based solvents. I suggest you first remove as much as you can with paper towels, then use a proprietary LCD screen cleaning liquid spray and the cloth supplied with it to remove the residue. When done, re-fit the screen.

For screen removal, since you haven't disclosed your laptop make/model, this generic guide should help:

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August 26, 2012 at 16:29:56
Probably obvious but as well as disconnecting from the mains, remove the main battery too while you do the repair.

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August 27, 2012 at 13:55:03
What kind of oil was it? Cooking oil does not conduct electricity so it will not hurt the computer.

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