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Having trouble Well, I work at a computer shop. But i can't seem to figure out the problem with this monitor. The power inverter was bad so I installed a new one. but now when I power this on i get a vertical white line going up the right side of the screen. I don't think its the back lights. I noticed when you just have power to it. it will show the dell test screen. but if you hook it up to a pc. it won't show anything. any help will be apreciated, kb

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You have a collection of unrelated problems I am affraid.
#1 The white line is a terminal LCD panel and will need to be replaced. Repair is far more expensive then it is worth.
#2 The video card sounds like it is dead as well. Sounds strange that you can see the test signal though right? Wrong, the test signal is running through the internal section of the controller IC. As soon as you connect a video cable to the monitor it tries to swap to external mode which is damaged, hence no picture.

Check the video board for any signs of damge to the transistors at the input, time to drag out the magnifying glass.

Hope it helps, good luck =)

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