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Eeek - screen damage permanent?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by iandmcneill, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. iandmcneill

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    Hi,

    Looks like my eldest daughter (3) has taken a toy to the screen on my wall mounted PWD7. There is no surface damage, in that the screen is completely smooth.

    However, when the screen is off, or a black or dark screen is displayed, I can see a load of very dark "oil spil" purple splodges and swooshes. It is like a layer underneeth the esternal display.

    I've attached a picture. Can anyone comment on how easy it will be to repair these marks or will they just fade over time?

    Picture of damage:
    [​IMG]

    TIA,
    Ian
     
  2. gizlaroc

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    Can't see the pic, but it sounds as if the panel has been broken completely beneath.

    If it has you need to call your insurance company.

    You sure she hasn't just ruined the antireflective surface that is on the screen? like put a jam sandwich across it?
     
  3. iandmcneill

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    Hi,

    The picture of the panel should be attached this time. It does not look like anything like a jam sandwich has been on the screen (they have been everywhere else though :rolleyes:).

    Cheers,
    Ian
     

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    That looks bleak :(

    I'm GUESSING that will be permanent.

    I don't know what to say apart from, "you have my condolences". :(
     
  5. iandmcneill

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    I thought as much. The only good thing is it is actually very hard to see. I'll maybe call the insurance to see what they say.

    Wish these things were a little more resiliant. My laptop and TFTs have seen their fare share if prods and pokes and have survived unscathed :clap:

    Cheers,
    Ian
     
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    I must say i find it hard to believe a child has damaged underneath the glass, assuming she used something hard like a toy, the pressure would be spread accross a larger area as the glass absorbed the pressure. When its off you see the black lines, as gizlaroc says it may just be damge to anti reflective coating, or it could just be some kind of mark left by an item made of say rubber. I assume you have tried to clean it?

    How high is your wall mounted plasma that a 3 year old can reach it? Mines like 4 feet off the ground, above a fire.
     
  7. iandmcneill

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    Hi,

    I've tried to clean it, gently with a cloth but it does not come off. It seems to be below the glass, not on the surface. The panel is 3 foot off the ground. Is this kind of damage repairable or will it be a new set?

    Ian
     
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    Ive just got back from a 4 day ban (moderator was more than fair though) for my reply to a guy who thought it was funny that i recommended some kind of cover over another guys screen as he thought he might have a scratch and this kind of thing only makes me think it is even more important...in this case some kind of hard cover to resist the pressure of little hands or things being thrown by the kids...u cant stop kids being kids but im sure a protective cover design would save a few expensive screens...I sure hope u get it sorted out Ian
     
  9. Paul D

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    I believe the front glass/plastic "pane" can be changed.

    Search for forum member "Joe Fernand", as he should be able to advise more etc. :smashin:
     
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    Whats harder than glass??
     
  11. gizlaroc

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    I don't know? What is harder than glass? :D
     
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    diamond is harder than glass, and vinny jones
     

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