Ok heres the scoop. I have here my new lappy which kicks *** but I still want to use my desktop. problem is, my monitor (a 19" Dell from an old P2 333) 122H I think. the cable is breaking up inside and the green is nto showing on the screen unles i tape it over with duct tape into one position, this is starting to flicker in and out of w/green and wo/green modes now. so I want to fix the cable up long enough to at least last till nov 22 when I get my new 19" that i'm making my parents get me. I know where about in the cable (to the nearest CM) the break is, and i opened it up to find this braded metal mesh looking covering over the wires. i didnt do anything after that out of fear of totally killing it. how should i proceede? i can't lop it because the Dell cables are somehow different. Well I can lop it off and cut out the bad section, if it's color coated, i can cut thru this metal stuff, i will have to anyway, and re conect the damaged wire. or any other ideas? this monitor needs to work secondly becasue we have no monitor at our family cabin where the gateway monirot fried. the Dell P2 that this thing came from is down there.