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FPD2185W Gateway monitor

I contacted the BBB as you suggested (i go there often to check companies out but never complain) and within a couple of days gateway calls me and says they'll extend my warranty and fix the monitor if I am willing to pay for shipment to them ($30). They received it on 22 Oct 08 so i'm still waiting for my monitor to come back so I can fix it if they don't. Wish me luck! Btw, thanks for the direct link to LA BBB!

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If you are having the VGA box show on your FPD2185W Gateway LCD monitor when starting or coming up after a screen saver. Unplug the power supply by the LCD, wait 3 min. and plug it in.
That should stop it from doing that for a few months.

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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If they dont due anything Contact Monitor Depot Link was below BBB they fixed mine for 99.95 works great Let me know how it turns out

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