i have this monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112004
today i woke up and turned my lcd on, it made kind of a hissing noise, when the screen finally showed up (after a couple of seconds) i noticed the screen was a bit dark, then the screen just went away after 3 seconds but the power led was still on. so i tried again, same thing, switched power cords, same thing, let it sit for 30 minutes (on and off), same thing. so i looked through my records and i found that i hadn't registered my product (doh!) and my warranty had expired (would have anyways even if i registered it). well now i'm in a pickle. i'm using an old crt monitor for the time being, but i need a replacement, this thing is just huge. i would buy a new monitor, but i dont have any money ($40 to my name). ok, well now that im jumping to conclusions i forgot to ask, is there anything i can do before confirming that it is broken?
ps: hopefully i will win like $1000 or something, then i can get a new monitor. oh and maybe a new xbox 360. lol.
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