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Honor Student
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎01-09-2009
Message 1 of 10 (3,366 Views)

Removing stickers

Oh hi there!

 

I just bought my first laptop! an HP pavillion DV5-1145. I'm well pleased.

 

And I peeled off one of the stickers, and it's left a terrible mess. Quite an eye sore. Half of it is still there, along with a bunch of glue and silver foil or whatever.

 

Any idea on how to removing the remains without scratching the machine itself?

 

Many thanks! Smiley Very Happy

 

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Regents Professor
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Member Since: ‎11-19-2008
Message 2 of 10 (3,364 Views)

Re: Removing stickers

You can dab a soft cloth with warm soapy water and gently rub it away, but you might have some buff marks.
Teacher
Posts: 141
Member Since: ‎01-05-2009
Message 3 of 10 (3,306 Views)

Re: Removing stickers

goo be gone is da bomb on stuff like that.  Smiley Very Happy

Grad Student
Posts: 167
Member Since: ‎11-19-2008
Message 4 of 10 (3,279 Views)

Re: Removing stickers

Aghhhh, the stickers you removed...the silver one...your windows serial number???

Hope you wrote it down for reference and the eventual reinstall.

You are left with a sticky mess because they do not want you to remove the stickers. Usually means important.

Grad Student
Posts: 307
Member Since: ‎12-17-2008
Message 5 of 10 (3,274 Views)

Re: Removing stickers

good point Shawn. There is another sticker on the bottom with the s/n  number and the model number. do not remove it either.
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Honor Student
Posts: 2
Member Since: ‎01-09-2009
Message 6 of 10 (3,239 Views)

Re: Removing stickers

Ah, it was just one of those stickers to the right of the mouse dingus. The ones saying stuff like: WITH WINDOWS, WITH ATI.. blabla. And I just thought.... I don't need ads on my machine saying I'm using this and that.

 

Thanks for the advice all! Smiley Very Happy

Grad Student
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Member Since: ‎12-17-2008
Message 7 of 10 (3,231 Views)

Re: Removing stickers

LOL I understand that!!
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Tutor
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Member Since: ‎01-11-2009
Message 8 of 10 (3,194 Views)

Re: Removing stickers

Hi,

 

Just a quick note, I've had the same stickers on the front of my dv9810 and have "delayed" trying to get them off for obvious reasons.  However, my father who's is a chemical engineer clued me in to using WD40 to remove the remnants of "stickers" on various things.  Works great!  I would obviously not use the "spray" to remove the residue - put on a little bit of soft cloth and rub - may take a little while - but it should work.  I would then go over it with a soft cloth with a computer cleanser or if nothing else rubbing alcohol.  And, as with the above advice, I wouldn't take off the stickers on the back of the unit which have your Windows serial number and the units serial number.  Good luck.

 

Pat

Grad Student
Posts: 193
Member Since: ‎12-03-2008
Message 9 of 10 (3,162 Views)

Re: Removing stickers

There is a product on the market called "Goo Gone" works great on removing residue from stickers. It is citrus based. Put some on a rag and rub lightly over the spot. the glue should come right off. I've used it on painted surfaces with no ill effects, so I don't think it will harm the finish on the computer.
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Student
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Member Since: ‎10-14-2012
Message 10 of 10 (1,401 Views)

Re: Removing stickers

I got new HP Pavillion Notebook 2190se, it is amazed stylish everything is good. but after a while I saw a residue black color sticker on right bottom of the LCD screen which is irritating me. I want to remove it out but whenever I try it looks like it will harm the screen if I pull it out.

 

any suggestion help me please...

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