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Monitor seizure, (screen expands, goes out, returns to normal).

My 19" seven year old monitor has recently started having the following problem and it is getting progressivly more frequent. It will be working fine, then.....with a clicking sound, the screen expands and darkens a little. At this point I can still click on objects and move the screen. After about 30 seconds (which seems to be getting longer) the monitor turns off, then immediately turns back on and works normally again, often for the remainder of the day, but just as often it will repeat in the same manner. When the screen expands I have begun giving the top corner of the monitor a sharp smack with the palm of my hand and this will always made it work OK again. Other than that it's a great working monitor. Any help or sugestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Monitor seizure, (screen expands, goes out, returns...

Canslim, when one of the boards heats up inside it fails, the task is then handed to the backup chipset to get you through your session. The monitor is nicely letting you know its time is almost up. You could take it in to have the boards tested to see which one(s) is failing, but that would cost more than a new one. Probably not much different than you were thinking. Hope it helped. Tim

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This usually happens when switching from a CRT to an LCD monitor. If your monitor is new and you are connecting for the first time, reconnect to the old monitor, set the resolution to its lowest setting (usually 800 x 600), shut the machine down, plug in the new monitor and boot the desktop to watch the screen.

If you are unfamiliar with how to change the resolution, here are the steps to do so:

1. Right-click on the desktop
2. Select Properties
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4. Click Apply and OK.

If this doesn't fix the problem, it's likely that there is a driver conflict. If you still have the old monitor, or if you have another CRT available, boot up again when connected to the CRT and perform the following steps to remove the old drivers from the machine:

1. Click Start
2. Right-click My Computer
3. Select Manage
4. Select Device Manager
5. Expand Monitors
6. Right click on the monitor you wish to uninstall and select "Uninstall"
7. If there are any other entries, uninstall those, as well.

Then shut your machine down, plug in the LCD monitor and boot the machine.

If the above mentioned steps don't help, try switching the type of cable used to connect the monitor to the desktop. If you are currently using a VGA cable, try switching to DVI (depending on how old your graphics card is this option might not be available). If using DVI, try switching to VGA.

If the LCD monitor manages to work, I would recommend you verify the proper drivers are installed. To do this:

1. Click Start
2. Right-click My Computer
3. Select Manage
4. Select Device Manager
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If the automatic driver update finds no match for the hardware, you may need to download the driver and install it manually. Click HERE to download the driver for your monitor.

Save the file to your desktop and extract the file to your desktop. In Device Manager, right click on the Acer monitor and select Update Driver.

Select "Yes, this time only" and click Next.
Select the Advanced option on the next screen and click Next.

Check the checkbox next to "Include this location in the search:"

Click Browse.
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Expand it and select the folder inside.
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If none of those options work, you might want to think about opening a support case with Acer or returning the monitor for one that is comparable.

I hope I was able to help you! If you have any questions, please feel free to respond.

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