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  1. AshamedandScratching

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Oct 10 2011 0:15:11
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    Just hit my BRAND NEW LCD tv with a metal pole.

    So far, just a visible crack on the screen. Pixels appear as normal underneath the gash.

    Is this a bug bite?

    Will it spread?

    Can I successfully get this fixed? Or should I just buy a new one?

    (this part is serious. I know nothing about LCDs. I've never damaged one before.)

  2. BugsMustDie

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Oct 10 2011 6:17:12
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    I don't have a clue...why did you hit it with a pole?

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Oct 10 2011 6:32:40
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    I would have hit it with a Welshman they are more squidgy and therefore less likely to crack it.

    On a more serious note you should be able to get the glass replaced. It's a common accident in Wii homes.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Oct 10 2011 9:05:31
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    BugsMustDie - 1 hour ago  » 
    I don't have a clue...why did you hit it with a pole?

    Putting a shelving unit together. Thought I'd give it enough space, but one of the supports rolled the wall and hit the screen.

    Argh.

    David-- how do I know if it has glass? It feels like it doesn't, hence my worry.

    Does anyone know how long it would take for the screen to be affected?

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Oct 10 2011 11:55:57
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    Hi,

    OK, you missed the subtle joke in that reply but let me explain.

    Most LCD devices have a glass or mineral screen that protects the LCD part. If you have ever seen an iPhone being repaired you will have observed this (I break about 1 screen per month). If you call the products manufacturer and explain what has happened they will tell you if the protective screen can be replaced, if it has one and finally how to go about doing it.

    Either way you will get a more accurate and official answer than anyone on a bedbug forum could offer you.

    Bedbugs will not bite TV screens even if there is a person on the screen at the time because they initially hunt via CO2 and then hone in on their prey with heat and infra red. It is also true that a bedbug could not pierce the glass.

    David

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Oct 10 2011 14:37:12
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    Lol. I have no subtlety right now.

    I think it's a scratch anyway. There's more clarity on bed bugs than on LCD screens online. :-\. I've made my peace with throwing down another $400 when it
    goes bad.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Oct 10 2011 14:40:51
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    OK! I thought for sure you were going to say you hit it with a pole because you thought you saw a bug on it


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