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Its easy to tell when a LCD was punched or something hit it to break it, and that doesn't really look like it was, so I'm sure you can get away with getting it RMA'd, My old 17" Chimei monitor fell off the desk and hit my subwoofer (Long story short, When your short sighted and get Contact Lenses/Glasses, don't push monitor back, sit further back) and you could see where the impact was, as there was liquid stuff everywhere in that area, but everywhere else looked like yours does.
    
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FedEx only does pickups for businesses... not home pickups... Trust me, i called them and moaned about it for 20min... lol...

I bet i can borrow a friends car one of these days... So no big deal there. I figure i have until Tuesday to figure the transportation situation out... being that Monday is a holiday and everything will be closed...
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FedEx only does pickups for businesses... not home pickups... Trust me, i called them and moaned about it for 20min... lol...

I bet i can borrow a friends car one of these days... So no big deal there. I figure i have until Tuesday to figure the transportation situation out... being that Monday is a holiday and everything will be closed...
Well you could always mail it to fed ex!!!!!!!
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i found a fedex within walking distance. It is still about 20 blocks away, so packing around a gynormous box around will not be fun...
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called Gateway yesterday and asked about how long it would take to repair this thing once they received it...

2-4 weeks!!!

*sigh*

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Wow. Just read the whole thread. This really sucks. Its only 5 months old??? This is cut and dry a warranty issue. I work for a burglar alarm company and if any device we install does anything out of the norm, we replace it, provided its within our one year warranty. No questions asked.

That is NOT normal for a monitor to do that. I've only seen an LCD screen look like that after a Wii-mote broke off its wrist tether and flew into the 47" screen.


Granted its a plasma, but similar looks.
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That is NOT normal for a monitor to do that. I've only seen an LCD screen look like that after a Wii-mote broke off its wrist tether and flew into the 47" screen.
That happened to me! Except it flew into a door and the door won
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The main difference with the wii situation vs. my situation, is that there was nothing thrown at my monitor to cause this...

The whole idea of this thread is to let people know that i did not physically abuse my monitor to cause this to happen. So please refrain from wii mote accidents as something similar to my situation...
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His looks like it was NOT physical damage. Look at that one with the wii mote, then look at his. I guess it's because I work at a retail store and see this trash all day long. Notice in his pictures how the whole monitor almost is destroyed? Impact damage would have a much smaller portion of the screen and it would be more cracked and not just look like part of the circuitry went bad :/ Hopefully they get it fixed for ya.
You could drop a bowling ball on a monitor and it would not create horizontal lines like that. Look at the bottom right of his screen, that has to be caused by internal damage.
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I was not trying to imply that u physically damaged it. I was just trying to show a similar look to what happened to you. I had literally seen that video minutes before i saw this thread.

No need to get offended.
Edited by Schmitty - 6/5/08 at 3:30pm
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