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Dell 3100cn has weird Characters on the display panel

We have a Dell 3100cn, It works perfectly fine, but the display panel has this weird characters on it. No one can make with it says. I was wondering what the problem is with is printers display.

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This is a common problem with lcd displays they start to loose lines of pixels when they start to go bad order you another control panel and provblem solved

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