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First post, by DosFreak

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VIsited my parents house while they were on vacation last weekend and checked out their downstairs computer.

I opened the lid and it almost looked like the screen was cracked but nope somehow my sisters kids had scribbled with a pen on the monitor. Arrgggghh, whhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyy. Bought a $60 replacement panel (since I noticed some bad pixels) that I'll stick in when they are older. It's annoying but still useable and two monitors are connected to the laptop as well. Yet another reason I don't have kids. I'll see if I can post a pic the next time I visit and mabye try to clean that shit off assuming I want to waste my time for people that don't give a crap.

This is for a MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G-1666 I bought in 2016 for a deployment but never used for gaming so I replaced their Dell D630 (Windows 10) they had been using since 2007 with it.

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Reply 1 of 12, by cyclone3d

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My 2 year old got ahold of a black sharpie and wrote on both of my screens a while back as well as some other stuff. We looked it up online and there were some posts that said to use a dry erase marker to remove marker and pen marks off of stuff.

Much to my amazement, it worked extremely well. Just write over it with a dry erase marker and then wipe off. Sometimes it takes a coupe times to get it to all come off but you don't have to scrub or anything like that.

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Reply 2 of 12, by imi

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kids? 🤣... you should see my office colleagues pens and pencils are their favorite pointing devices on monitors... (need to touch it firmly to be able to show something obviously) ...if they want to be gentle they just touch them with their greasy fingers ^^

I once got a big present for myself by getting a super expensive EIZO 27" monitor... like 1week after I bought it there was a cable technician at the house installing a new modem, and I had to check something on the web interface... when they proceeded to almost punch through my monitor with their fingertip trying to show me something... I just sat there and gasped like... D: ...asked quietly "please don't touch" fortunately the monitor survived the incident.

Reply 3 of 12, by badmojo

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A friend sent me a photo of his TV the other day, all scratched because his youngest (who isn't that young) inexplicably scraped a vase back and forth over it. Perhaps relevant though is that he's one of those screen-touchy-touch types mentioned by imi - I hate it when people do that!

My kids though have been great because gosh darn it I taught them to respect screens and other people's stuff in general! Once we established that televisions aren't touch screens then we were in business 🐱‍🏍

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Reply 4 of 12, by Intel486dx33

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Little kids are smart. Most wont even waist there time playing with a computer. Maybe they watch there parents spend to much time behind a computer when they should be spending there time with there children. So maybe the kids took out there anger on the computer. Those little people are so smart and they know exactly what they are doing.

Reply 5 of 12, by keenmaster486

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DosFreak wrote on 2020-07-31, 21:17:

Yet another reason I don't have kids.

It all can be traced to parenting. Teach them well and they won't do this, or they'll do it exactly once.

badmojo wrote on 2020-07-31, 22:16:

My kids though have been great because gosh darn it I taught them to respect screens and other people's stuff in general! Once we established that televisions aren't touch screens then we were in business 🐱‍🏍

Yep!

Intel486dx33 wrote on 2020-07-31, 23:28:

Little kids are smart. Most wont even waist there time playing with a computer. Maybe they watch there parents spend to much time behind a computer when they should be spending there time with there children. So maybe the kids took out there anger on the computer. Those little people are so smart and they know exactly what they are doing.

Were you ever a child?

I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.

Reply 7 of 12, by Joseph_Joestar

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I remember watching a video somewhere of teenagers destroying CRT monitors/TVs with baseball bats for "fun".

Some of those were high quality Sony Trinitrons.

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Reply 8 of 12, by Jo22

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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2020-08-01, 06:41:

I remember watching a video somewhere of teenagers destroying CRT monitors/TVs with baseball bats for "fun".

Some of those were high quality Sony Trinitrons.

I remember another "educational" video were a tall human (adult/mature doesn't fit) destroys a working MDA monitor with a hammer.
It's just some sort of Click Bait tactic to get many viewers, I guess.
Still kinda sad, because the model was in such good condition.
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Reply 10 of 12, by chinny22

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Depends on what age and more so intentions.
Washing the car with my 4yo last weekend and he dropped the sponge in gravel, picked it up and continued. now have a bunch of little scratches in the paint but cant be mad, he was trying to help.
Same boy pulling pages out of one of his books knowing it's not correct. Nah mate you can watch me out that book in the bin and off to bed, that's him testing his parents.

Neighbour with same aged girl just got a Tesla with white interior, why? kids are messy, they will drop things, spill things, climb on things either to reach something or just for the challenge.
accept that and acknowledge thing will be messy until somewhere in school age (don't really know haven't reached that point yet) both you and the kid will have much less stressful life.

As a teen I assembled model kits, had friends/cousins similar age that would open the display case and handle them and of course something would fall off.
Again intentions weren't bad just wanted a closer look but come on what part of behind a closed glass door made you think you were supposed to pick them up? old enough to know better by this point.

Miphee wrote on 2020-08-01, 06:05:

My hobby room, workshop and garage are always locked, off-limits to my kids. Problem solved.

I'm trying the opposite approach, let him in and take away the mystery and he'll loose interest. It's starting to work (only lived here since last December) He still likes to go into the garage but gets bored of it much quicker now.
I do realise I'm going to have to do it all again when kid #2 gets older as well so while away yet.

And yeh Top Gear is guilty of this destruction for entertainment as well with some of their cars.
You can't get mad at people destroying things while they are simply obsolete and people are dumping on mass, I'll even forgive people that don't know that say something like an old computer is desired by a small community and thinks they are just smashing some "old junk"
But yeh like the linked video, a boxed monitor that he must of known the worth as he didn't do the same to the PC, consumerism at it's ugliest.

Reply 11 of 12, by Miphee

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chinny22 wrote on Today, 09:14:

I'm trying the opposite approach, let him in and take away the mystery and he'll loose interest.

Depends entirely on the kid's personality.
My daughter (10) is a daddy's girl and wants to be with me 24/7. My boy(5) is a little adventurer so nothing is safe that isn't locked away. He loses interest quickly but starts again the next week.
And my little girl is a destroyer, well.. because she is 3.
To be honest I require my personal space where no one else is allowed, so locking it is natural to me (especially because the room is packed with 4m tall shelves filled with heavy computers and monitors so it's safer that way).
The old lady is softer on them so her room is often a mess after the kids are done playing.
Not on my watch.

Reply 12 of 12, by dr_st

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DosFreak wrote on 2020-07-31, 21:17:

I opened the lid and it almost looked like the screen was cracked but nope somehow my sisters kids had scribbled with a pen on the monitor. Arrgggghh, whhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyy. Bought a $60 replacement panel (since I noticed some bad pixels) that I'll stick in when they are older. It's annoying but still useable and two monitors are connected to the laptop as well. Yet another reason I don't have kids. I'll see if I can post a pic the next time I visit and mabye try to clean that shit off assuming I want to waste my time for people that don't give a crap.

I have kids, and tons of computer hardware, and none of my kids ever damaged any of my hardware. I think the last part of your statement is pretty much the reason of all problems, whether kids are involved or not. 😀

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