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#272848 20-Jul-2020 09:50
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I use TV screens for monitors, as well as watching TV. I have acquired a very boisterous kitten who has become fascinated with them and likes to attack the cursor and other moving targets. The screens all have a protective layer but it does flex slightly and I wonder if it is possible for the kitten to hook a claw into it and cause damage. None of screens are high end expensive items, just ordinary LCDs, and I am not worried about minor scratching. Can the kitten do serious damage to them?

 

  





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  #2525916 20-Jul-2020 10:01
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yes. it's plastic, not glass. So scratches are possible. I would more worry if kitten knocks screen down and injure himself.





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  #2525917 20-Jul-2020 10:01
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I wouldn't have thought so. Kitten does not have the strength, even a full grown tom cat would probably fail to cause damage. 

 

I once had a jumping spider crawl onto my monitor, and I noticed that it too would chase the cursor. Had a bit of fun with that. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2525927 20-Jul-2020 10:15
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Scratch/chew damage for sure.

 

If like mine, he likes to gnaw on stuff, then a fang through the screen at the corner is not completely beyond the realms of possibility.

 

As above, biggest risk is jumping at it with both paws trying to catch the pretty moving lights and knocking it over/off the desk - assuming it is not mounted/fixed.





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  #2525929 20-Jul-2020 10:17
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Yes, kitten claws would definitely be sharp enough to scratch the outer plastic layer.


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  #2525930 20-Jul-2020 10:21
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When it becomes more adult, it will likely come to see the screen as part of its territory and mark it with a tiny amount of pee.

 

Done from the top, in through the vents, seep into the flexy printed ribbons and destroy the device completely by wrecking the (non-replaceable) pressure connectors between the ribbon and the panel.

 

Seen it.

 

Not my cat, not my TV.

 

 


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  #2525954 20-Jul-2020 11:04
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jpoc:

 

When it becomes more adult, it will likely come to see the screen as part of its territory and mark it with a tiny amount of pee.

 

Done from the top, in through the vents, seep into the flexy printed ribbons and destroy the device completely by wrecking the (non-replaceable) pressure connectors between the ribbon and the panel.

 

Seen it.

 

Not my cat, not my TV.

 

 

 

 

can vouch for this as our cat destroyed a 32 " TV/Monitor by doing this.





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  #2525963 20-Jul-2020 11:34
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Depends how hard you throw it... ;)


 
 
 
 


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  #2525966 20-Jul-2020 11:47
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Yes, our previous LED TV has two massive scratches on it from when a cat attacked a moth on it..




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  #2525968 20-Jul-2020 12:01
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So far so good but I will try to watch out for it. Thanks for the info everyone.

 

 





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  #2525969 20-Jul-2020 12:06
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jpoc:

 

When it becomes more adult, it will likely come to see the screen as part of its territory and mark it with a tiny amount of pee.

 

Done from the top, in through the vents, seep into the flexy printed ribbons and destroy the device completely by wrecking the (non-replaceable) pressure connectors between the ribbon and the panel.

 

Seen it.

 

Not my cat, not my TV.

 

 

 

 

I feel in these instances there is something more behavioural going on with the cat as that's not normal.

 

I have 8 indoor ones including a big boofy ex-feral tom cat and I've never had such behaviour.

 

 

 

But in regards to OP, yes they can damage a screen. I had scratch marks on my old Panny plasma glass as one cat thought it would wig out and try to scale the front...


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  #2525975 20-Jul-2020 12:11
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  #2525978 20-Jul-2020 12:20
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timmmay:

 

Depends how hard you throw it... ;)

 

 

It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the topic LOL :)

 

 




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  #2525980 20-Jul-2020 12:23
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It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the topic LOL :)

 

 

Don't know why you use a tiger as an avatar. You are clearly a dog person. Maybe a French Poodle would suit better.

 

 





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  #2525981 20-Jul-2020 12:30
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Rikkitic:

 

networkn:

 

It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the topic LOL :)

 

 

Don't know why you use a tiger as an avatar. You are clearly a dog person. Maybe a French Poodle would suit better.

 

 

 

 

Well that was predictable.

 

Best retract your claws, I also have owned 6 cats in my life including 2 x 15+ year old tabbies right now. I am neither a cat nor dog person, I am an animal person with a sense of humor.

 

 

 

 


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  #2526001 20-Jul-2020 13:34
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Hahaha.... this is the kind of in-depth tech chat I come to Geekzone for.

 

Next thread, we should discuss the effect bugs crawling in to a computer case has on the system.


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