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Is this the one??
http://www.ubid.com/auctions/product...&uwb=uwbc10397

I'm tempted to get it just for the hell of it. Credit cards are great that way, supporting people and their sick shopping habits...
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still waiting on the box from Gateway...

I'll update with pictures when i get the box packaged up and ready to ship out!!

lawl...
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Lol that happen to me once on a tube monitor.
    
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it was horrifying to literally watch my monitor decide that it had enough and wanted to leave this world...

I only felt that worthless when i saw my dog get hit by a car when i was a kid... Seriously, it is devastating to look at these pictures. I shouldn't be admitting this, but i did throw up a few times that night my monitor went to hell...
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I would not take no for answer from Gateway. I'd tell them what happened (a capacitor, fuse, or perhaps a backlight, spontaneously exploded, killing my monitor). I would show them pictures of my power strip and other equipment that was still fine to prove it was not a power surge. I would express great concern that they would sell me a potentially dangerous piece of equipment. I would make a stink if they refused to, at the very least, pay shipping both ways, and give me a new monitor.

Then again, you were likely operating the monitor beyond it's rated temperature (which is 35C/95F Max).

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My favorite line to customer service if they are not cooperating.
Well if I have to buy a new one it wont be from you.
Works every time.
Hasnt failed me yet.
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Is this the one??
http://www.ubid.com/auctions/product...&uwb=uwbc10397

I'm tempted to get it just for the hell of it. Credit cards are great that way, supporting people and their sick shopping habits...
No, it says AL2416W at the top but when you look at the product description it says AL2416WBsd wich is the TN panel.
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No, it says AL2416W at the top but when you look at the product description it says AL2416WBsd wich is the TN panel.
Ahhh... ok, so when I'm looking for this, I'll be super careful about what I'm looking for...

So, i got the box today from gateway today... The thing is huge... I have no idea where the closest FedEx place is, and i have no car, so this is going to be interesting to ship...
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So...

I just spent the last hour packing my monitor NOT in the box they sent me, but in the box it came in when i bought the thing... Heres why...

The box Gateway sent me is made to ship a 17" CRT monitor. It came with packaging like the guy on the phone said it would, but there was two foam inserts, that are ment for a CRT monitor, not the 24" LCD that i have....

I even tried to just pit the monitor in the box, and the box is like 3 inches to short in all directions. So not sure what was going on that day in the office...

Anyways, i put the monitor inside the box it came in when i bough it. I turned the box inside out, so that its all brown on the outside, then stuck the provided shipping label on it...

Now the next hurtle is to figure out where the heck the closest FedEx shipping place is... I have no idea... I need to do the store finder thing on their website.
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fedex can do pick ups
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