Laptop LCD monitor inside Cocount oil

September 29, 2009 at 11:14:01
Specs: Windows Vista
Dear IT Guys.......Please give me a solution for my Big issue ...........i have toshiba satellite A200 Series Laptop..Its working nice . unfortunatily last 2 days back cocount oil down my lap .....immideatilly i off lap and disconect all the items. now lap its working fine . but my lcd screen inside coconut oil !!!!! how can i clean my lcd screen. please help me ....MMmmmmm

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September 29, 2009 at 11:38:53
Remove the main battery and AC adapter and DO NOT use the laptop until you have taken it apart and cleaned up any oil that has gotten inside it, otherwise you may RUIN the laptop!

If you don't want to do that yourself, take it to a laptop repair place and have them do that for you.

If you want to try doing that yourself, the Toshiba web site may may a Service or Maintenance manual for your model or model series you can look at and/or download. If not, try searching for one on the web.

You need to use something that can remove the remaining oil after you have wiped up as much of it as you can without damaging the computer components or the display. Solvent or paint thinner will remove the oil but I don't know if it's safe to use that with a computer, and it may leave behind a film you need to remove with something else (e.g. Windex). You could try cleaning up the oil on something else with other stuff that won't harm the computer such as methyl or isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, or a compound meant for cleaning up inside computers you get at places that have that such as Radio Shack or electronic parts places.

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September 29, 2009 at 13:43:08
I would stay away from any and all cleaners. Only lightly moistened lint free rag. At most a very mild soap (not detergent). It may be as last resort a way to remove the oil. Some of that oil can have solvents in it and will degrade plastic so you'd better get it off soon.

What might need to happen is you need to separate the protective screen from the actual lcd. Most of the screen tops come apart somehow. See toshiba site for any service manuals as to how to remove bezel from screen.

The factory uses very clean warm water in basically a fancy dish washer to clean and dry the unit.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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