We already knew that toothpaste boasts all kinds of magical scratch-removal powers , so it's no surprise that the handy paste can also be put to work improving scratched computer monitors.
Photo by manu contreras.
Laptops can and do break, and, needless to say, professional repair jobs often cost a princely sum. Computerworld offers six cheaper DIY alternatives for some common laptop problems including how to do away with monitor scratches.
According to the mag, simply dabbing some toothpaste (not the gel variety) on the screen will help do away with obtrusive screen scratches. All it requires is to gently rub the toothpaste in a circular motion over the scratch for several seconds. Admittedly, the tip doesn't entirely remove the scratch, but it should help to make it less glaring, which if you can't afford to go all out, is good enough. Plus, as the author notes, the toothpaste hack will leave your laptop with "a minty fresh aroma".
Easy Laptop Repairs [Computerworld]