I'm very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Unfortunately, this sounds like it may need servicing. Here's the thread where you can get details on setting that up: http://forums.cnet.com/7723-13973_102-542437/service-issues-click-here-for-help/
The left side of the screen is darkened, this condition use to fix it's self after about 30 to 45 min. the screen would pop out of this funk and you could view it normally. Now the left side stays dark. Does anyone have any knowledge of this problem is there a fix for this.