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Monitor goes black after a few seconds

I have an Acer 1711 monitor. The monitor comes on for only a few seconds and then goes black. What should I do?

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  • caturegli Dec 11, 2008

    Thank you for your suggestions. I tried unplugging the monitor and reconnecting it. The results were no different. Right now I am using a different monitor, so I assume the power supply and the memory aren't causing the problem. Could the monitor just have died?

  • davidgilmour Dec 15, 2008

    i have exactly the same problem, switch on monitor and Acer flashes on then desktop flashes and goes black. I have to switch on and off about 50/60times and eventualy the Acer comes on larger in size and screen holds and is then ok all day.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    Had same problem. Fixed it like Solution #2 Had two dead capacitors thou, but the 1000 mf was one of them. Took the PBC to an pro. He changed them in 20 min time. Works like a charm

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    Yes i have same probleme bath i change cel 1000M 16v , 470m 16v and all ist ok !Tankcs!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Solution #2 works. I replaced all 4 capacitors (2x470uF, 2x 1000uF) for sure.



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I have the same problem on my Acer AL1711. The monitor was out of warranty so I opened it up and found one of the 1000 mf capacitor almost ready to pop. A 50 cents replacement from fixed the problem.

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I changed capacitors 1000uf 16v and 470uf 16v.Monitor works as new...

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1) It could be your power supply is going bad or not strong enough to keep the monitor on.
2) It could be a memory issue. Video is one of the signs that your ram is bad.
3) It could be a loose connection or the monitor itself.
I would suggest first unplugging all the connections to the monitor and pc then plug in again and restart. If it still turns off try a monitor that you know works. If you still have the problem try changing your memory sticks. It's unusual that it would be a video card/ on board video because it usually either works or it doesn't.

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    Theresa Smith Dec 15, 2008

    Yes of coarse if changing the monitors solved your problem then I would say that you did great. Monitors do die. Power surges, moisture, age etc...


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