Re: I'm crying on the inside right now.... broken HDTV
If it's already fooked, you can try taking the bezel apart and see if the PCB is jacked. While the pcb might be cracked, you might be able to push it back into place and get some of the screen back. I'd just suggest poking around and looking to see where something looks broke inside.
I had dropped my axim on the cement and had a solid line of dead pixels on it. After some time they started coming back, and the screen almost looks like it healed itself. Chances are the PCB is just a little cracked so it was able to make connection again. It didn't land directly on the screen though, so if you had something nail the front of the screen it might not work that way.