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Solid line completly across screen, monitor is brand new

I just bought a new screen (Samsung Syncmaster 204b, 21in) and for the first few days it was just fine. Then all of the sudden there was a line one pixel in width going all the way across the screen. I promptly hooked it up to my other computer to see if it was just my machine and it was still there. Now three days later i have another line at the bottom of the screen where the task bar is. The lines change color when i move the cursor over them and will fade in and out with different screens. This is actually the second time this has happened, I returned the first monitor that did it and now the second one is doing it. Is it a manufacture defect, or is something wrong with my comp? Your response is much appriciated. Dan-O-

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A common manufacters defect

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