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X191w blank screen after 2 seconds

To anyone who can help,

okay so out of the blue my monitor goes blank... worked perfectly for a good year or more... no problems what so ever...


I power off the monitor and power it back on and it will display for 2 seconds before it goes blank again... I also tried unplugging it for a day... and got a good 30 seconds out of it before it blacked out again...

the power light is green all the way through...

there is zero functionality from the menu and eAuto buttons while blank....

video card is fine... plugged an old crt monitor to replace it for now...

dvi connection is fine cause it still gets a picture for 2 seconds...

it's kinda like it goes into a no signal monitor sleep mode when there is signal...

I've tried taking out the dvi cord and booting the monitor with out connections... and it will say no signal for 2 seconds and black out...

acer driver support is no help... they only have windows vista drivers no xp...

any help would be very appreciated.

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  • akumaokami Oct 24, 2008

    I have this same problem with my Acer P191w lcd monitor. I noticed however the image is still on the screen but with mine it's the brightness that goes out, the monitor looks blank but you can see the image if you look real close. I did research and found out the florecent bulb that lights the screen is either loose or going out. however I dont see any screws to get inside the monitor to replace it or if anyone sells the bulb.

  • KeaChan Dec 22, 2008

    thanks for the help... I'll give it a try... i already got a new monitor... but could always use a dual screen if it works.

  • KeaChan Dec 22, 2008

    Thanks for the help... I already got another monitor,.. but I'll give it a try... always good to have a backup or a dual screen :)

    thanks again.

  • watson1996 Apr 16, 2009

    ditto on the screen going out. displays for a moment then goes black



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Just got off the phone with Acer Suppport. This was after I sent an email to them, that suggested that I call. 8-/ annoying. So the guy on the phone says there is one thing that we can do before sending it in. Unplug it completely for the wall and computer. Hold the on/off button in for 30 secs. reconnect power and the computer. It worked for me

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