Is there a way to clean / remove scratches on a digital camera’s LCD screen?

Posted by admin on April 16, 2012 in LCD Screens |

Question by SunPaladin: Is there a way to clean / remove scratches on a digital camera’s LCD screen?
I bought a few used but in-otherwise-good-shape digital cameras, for the specific feature that the camera models purchased were “left-handed” (very rare to find leftie cameras anywhere), but the camera maker was not making any more new ones (and so I had to buy “used” instead of “new”).

The only issue is, the previous owners left some very noticeable scratches on the digital cameras’ LCD screens. Is there any way I can somehow remove these scratches, and/or make the LCD screens “look new again”, instead of just “scratched”? Or, barring that, can the LCD screens themselves be replaced with new, un-scratched ones?

(Also: one of the used digital cameras bought doesn’t have appear to have scratches on the LCD screen, but it does have a few tiny “spots” (?), that also remain noticeable when switched on to camera mode. Is it possible that these “spots” may be just dust, on the “inside” on the LCD screen? Is there any way to get rid of these, as well?)


Best answer:

Answer by ERIC
without knowing the specific manufacturer and model of your camera, it’s hard to give specific answers, but here’s some generic guidance.
The LCD screens on cameras are extremely sensitive. Most manufacturers recommend cleaning only with a damp cloth. Anything that you try to remove scratches will almost certainly make the situation worse.
As for replacing the LCD, that would certainly be an option. You could check the manufacturer’s website for information about camera service. You may even be able to find a replacement screen on Ebay (Maybe from a camera that is not working anymore)

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