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Monitor sizzled when turned on

I have an Acer LCD Monitor X221W. When I turned it on this morning, it made a sizzleing noise and will not work at all now. I purchased the monitor on November 20, 2007. Can I get a replacement? I purchased it from the Micro Center in Dallas Texas.

748608 Acerac 22" Wide LCD X221WSD

S/N ETL980B029720016893914

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Dennis

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Hi...there,
It's seems you've got a busted backlight inverter. Sure you can...you've got a 3yrs warranty for parts.
Send it back for repaired...

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