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My Gateway LCD Monitor was fine last night this morning to my surprise the screen was full of blue and white horizontal lines. I tried restarting the computer and then I couldn't even get it to turn on. Any ideas? sfb123

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  • sfb123com Feb 27, 2009

    I believe it's onboard graphics

  • sfb123com Feb 27, 2009

    The monitor wouldn't turn. This was the first time I had any problem with the monitor. We bought it new from Gateway in 2007.



    Thank you for the help.

  • sean sutton
    sean sutton May 11, 2010

    are you using a graphics card or onboard graphics?

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The montor wont turn on? or the pc?
the lines mean you may need to have the bulb changed. The bulb should last up to four years but sometimes you get a dud. It also depends on whether you bought the TV new or not. If that's the case, you don't know how long that TV ran each day or for how many days it was on display.

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    sean sutton Feb 27, 2009

    it's not a computer problem, just the monitor.
    gateway only offer a year on warranty so i'm afraid your past that.
    it may be a cheap fix from the right technician.
    if you call a few tv repair places they will be cheaper than pc repairers. tell them the problem and they will be able to assist you in getting a repair.


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