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I have horizontal lines on the top of gateway computer monitor, the blue line at the top is barely visible and the close, minimize, and restore buttons can not be seen, can this be easily fixed with a free download from somewhere. My computer is a 2002 model

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This could be one of two things:
It could be the monitor that is going bad. If it is, it would be best to replace it.

Second, It could be the Video board or the system memory. Which can be repaired.

If you have access to another monitor or a friend's system,try your computer on it. This will tell you whether it is the monitor or the computer.
Post the findings here, and we can continue to T/S it.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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Happy Holidays
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