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monitor flickers, then goes black

by longboard / September 24, 2007 4:06 AM PDT

I have (had) a Gateway 21" flat screen, less than 2 years old, and when I turned it on the other day, it flickered the Gateway name several times, dimmed, and now when I turn the computer on , nothing. I switched it with another monitor,and the old monitor works, (with a few problems of it's own), but it does work. Two questions; is it worth it to try and have it repaired, because a new 22" is available for less than $200.00, and should these lcd flat panels be shut down each day, because it seems that if left on, they don't last long. Any help is greatly appreciated!!
Fred

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