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Zen V plus display

One day my display got damaged. A straight green line shows on it. The green line didnt do any problems. But some days after this white text on screen started to be a bit red... Then the display started to lose brightness... texts were pink-brown and display was dark. Now the display is very very dark and i can see almost nothing when a light is turned on in the room.... pls help

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Re: Zen V plus display

Screen would have to be replaced
· For parts email: see if he has one.

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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