If you end up with ink pen on your LCD screen try a damp cloth (only slightly moist) and some hand soap. My 4 year old decide to scribble on my laptop monitor and this took it right off, with no effects to it.
This tip works great!! My 5 yr-old marked all over my new 21" LCD monitor screen with a ballpoint pen-YIKES! Called Gateway and Best Buy- nothing will remove it, they said. So, thank you for an easy fix!!!
Didn't work for me
Jimmy on 2006-11-28
My kids decided to draw all over the monitor with a ballpoint pen. Tried everything from dishwashing soap to the above mentioned hand soap. What kinda handsoap do you use anyway? Must be some heavy duty stuff. So finally I tried nail-polish remover. Worked like a charm. Dunno if it did any damage to the screen tho... Time will tell.
Steve on 2007-01-31
This has worked for me, yougest daughter scribbled on the screen, the soap worked, but had to be a bit more vigorous than expected, no apparent damage to the screen
Shannon on 2007-02-06
Soap did not work for me. Tried hairspray (works on clothes). Worked perfect. Put on dry soft, cloth - used medium pressure. Done.
Samantha on 2007-03-03
Thank God for hairspray. I wasn't sure how I was going to explain to my husband that our budding Picasso created a pen and ink on our new LCD monitor. Sprayed hairspray on an old cloth diaper and rubbed vigoriously (but not TOO vigoriously). Monitor seems fine.
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Terry on 2007-03-15
my 2 year old took a ball point to my lcd-It would not come off with SkreenKleen. I used a damp soft cloth with warm water and about a teaspoon of liquid Ajax kitchen sink dish soap. It work great with no sign of marks.
Chris on 2007-03-30
Tried screen cleaner and hairspray on a Dell LCD with no luck...ordinary rubbing alchohol worked like a charm.
Amy on 2007-05-16
Without a doubt, hairspray rules! It worked great. Just put a little on a diaper and rub off the ink-gently. Once the hairspray dries, you have to keep applying it. My children scribbled all over my flat screen lcd monitor with a ball-point pen, and the computer stores said they didn't have anything that would remove it....Hairspray!!!!
well it worked!
corri on 2007-08-21
my 2 year old is always looking to color so he got to my monitor (not the first time but before it was a sharpie) it was all over and bugging me i tried the soap and water on a washcloth and with a bit of work I got most of it off. Thanks so much!
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Pebaz on 2007-12-15
Applied rubbibg alcohol with q-tip, worked great
Steve on 2008-01-24
My 3 year old 'great-granddaughter' liked the way a pen made it easier to follow one of her games. Again, thank you for such a terrific, economical fix.
Worked as promised
Hank on 2008-02-19
Thank you for hand soap
Leilani on 2008-03-11
My 18 month old climbed up the computer chair and opened a ball point pen and scribbled all over my husbands brand new 21' LCD screen. I was freaking I know nothing about computer care. I took a damp towel with hand soap (dial) and it came right off. Thank you so much!