Over washed screen with vertical colour lines

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Hey, hope someone can help me. I was getting ready for class and was cleaning my laptop with water and a bit of soap to get the grease marks of the screen so the students could see better. I guess I used too much water, coz next thing the screen flickered and then came on.

After a while all that came on was just the vertical color lines. I an 90% sure I didn't wet any other part of the laptop, just the screen. I have no idea what to do. Have been trying to dry it, but haven't had the courage to open it and don't know how to open the screen section anyways. I have been told it may be the graphics card, but how since I dont think I wet it.

Helpful comments ans suggestions appreciated :)
 

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Soap and water + notebook computer = disaster. :'(

Please see the forum sticky about spillages. LINK

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Bet u $$ to doughnuts the manual that came with your Mac warns about what to clean screen with, too late now, but have a look, so you will know next time.
 
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might have to replace the screen. i'm dealing with a similar issue, but not caused by cleaning the screen. hook it up to an external monitor and see if that works. if it does, then you'll probably need a new screen.
 

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