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Fonts and pictures on display are deeply shadowed

The Monitor was purchased with the Gateway PC as a Unit. It is FPD1975W, 1FTLCD Monitor.
Serial # MWT 76 BOH 02885

Leslie, Badge GWEL0233, sent an email on 9/20/08 to assist my mother with her problem. My brother-in-law moved some of the connections and for a short while the monitor was not blurred (not shadowed). But it began doing the same problem.

I am trying to follow Leslie's instructions, but I cannot tell when the "Gateway BIOS" logo is up. I have tried pressing F8 at several different times and have not gotten to the setups.

Thanks for your help.
Nina Yardley for Kay Kohrs

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Unplug the monitor cable and check for bent pins. If there is one, that could be the problem.

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