Introduction: Sat on Your Tablet? Remove the Screen Stain With a Suction Cup.

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So, I sat on my tablet and this nasty oily stain appeared. I google around and didn't find anything useful. I tried massaging it out with little success and I just accepted my screen was damaged. Until Instructables user joshatron9695told me in my cd spindle tablet stand tutorial that it was possible to remove the stain with a suction cup. I tried it and it worked miraculously. So to help others find this method a bit more easily I'm creating this Instructable with a little video.

 What you'll need:
  • A tablet (or phone) with a damaged screen
  • A decent suction cup (can be from a car-window phone holder)
Now just watch the video or follow these instructions:
  1. Now what you'll want to do it first clean the suction cup to be sure it won't damage your screen.
  2. Second, put the suction cup on your screen just outside of the stain.
  3. Gently pull on the suction cup and you should see the stain shrink.
  4. Don't get too hasty now! Just remove the suction cup again and place is a bit closer to the stain again.
  5. Gently pull again.
  6. Repeat until the stain is gone.
  7. Congratulations, your screen is perfect again!

Note: In hindsight I did find a few website detailing this procedure, strange that I didn't see them the first time around:
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