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My boss threw a pen at the screen and it stuck straight out and stayed stuck in there . So it made a small hole in the screen and now when it's on it shows a bunch of colored lines on the screen .

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The monitor/screen will need to be replaced or repaired. Depending on the type/size of monitor/screen, replacement may cost less. There is no quick, do-it-yourself fix to this problem, unless you have the training, tools and replacement parts. Wish I could offer you something more easy, but I am afraid this is likely something that's going to cost. Good luck!

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It sounds like a defective panel. If it is under warranty take it back to the store where you bought it and they will exchange it. If not you are most likely out of luck because vizio is exchange only manufacturer on their panels meaning that they don't provide anyone outside their company with panels.

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SOURCE: The screen is showing a bunch of colored lines. Is

yeah its the lcd screen, sometimes u cheaper just gettin a new tv but check with manufacturer if it can b fixed or not

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SOURCE: my runco flat screen all the sudden has a bunch of

did you ever find what the problem is my tv is doing the same thing....I have a runco as well and it is getting worse...usually after about 10 minutes it starts showing the picutre and the lines go away completely but, today I never could get the lines to go away...just wondering if you found an answer

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