How Do I Remove Permanent Marker From a Laptop Screen?

How Do I Remove Permanent Marker From a Laptop Screen?

Gregory Han
Jul 24, 2013

Q: My little boy loves playing with the iPad and uses a stylus to paint and color. So it wasn't unreasonable for him to believe he could use a marker...a permanent the same way with my laptop. I caught him just as he brushed the screen, but not before he left a small visible mark across the edge. Is there an easy way to remove permanent marker from the screen or will I have to live with this?

Sent by Angela

Editor: First try using a pink eraser to remove the mark. If the marker stain proves stubborn, a mixture of 1 part isopropyl rubbing alcohol with 2 parts water (you make have to tweak this proportions) can also remove the stain.

Ironically, using a black dry erase marker over the permanent marker can also help remove Sharpies marks, due to the solvent in the formula!

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