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Old 05-04-2009, 01:03 PM   #10
scottjoh
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The pink foam things are called Zebra strip. They contain strips of very fine conductors that run from the circuit board to the transparent zinc oxide conductors on the back of the LCD glass. These do go bad over time, but, the LCDs go bad too. The zebra strip going bad usually results in missing lines or dots. A bad LCD usually starts in a spot and grows outward like a cancer.
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