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One third of my monitor has blaned out

One third of the display is lost. Earlier, pressing ******* the top of the display seemed to help, but now even this does not help.

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  • tomastr Aug 17, 2008

    the right side of the screen have a black fringe and same below, but every content of windows and moreover information is diplayed perfectly. How can I do to restore the default size.


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  • 3,587 Answers are experiencing the early vestiges of lcd failure..that usually is caused by the ribbon cable/board combination inside the lcd case..

you under warranty? if not, then it's not too tough to change..just be careful when taking the plastic bezel off the lcd..

check your computers warranty here 4 FREE

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