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Black Line Across Screen

I have a Gateway 1440x900 LCD flatscreen, and recently a black line just popped out from no where. I've tried reconnecting plugs, switches, and other things yet the black line is still there. Can anyone help me?

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It's almost certainly a bad connection inside where the mylar strips attach to the LCD. If this is under warranty, you should contact Gateway. If it's out of warranty, it's not economical to repair this problem. It would require a whole new LCD panel, and - believe it or not - that part's cost usually exceeds the price of the monitor!

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