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Horizontal view on screen will not re-center

Last nite when I booted up my system, everything on the monitor is shifted to the left. I have used the buttons on the bottom of the moitor (menu, Lightview, <, Source/>, aoutoselect) to move the horizontal view, but the the images still do not center, and I cannot see the left edge of the images.

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I am having the same problem --- just received this item an hour ago. This is not a total solution, but it is a workaround. I shifted the H position to as far right as it would go using the OSD. Even with the H pos at 100, the left 10-15% of the desktop was still shifted off the left side of the display. In this configuration, I was able to use the mouse to call up the "Start" menu, and I reached the control panel. I found that the monitor properly displays every resolution from the lowest offered, 800x600 up to 1600x900. It is only 1680x1050 that does not display properly.

So I am working around this problem by using 1600x900 while I try to find a fix for the 1680x1050. I'm thinking that this may call for a contact to the acer tech support people.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

  • SamuelRC Jan 27, 2009

    Some further comments.



    * There are two different menu options that affect the horizontal position of the displayed image:



    a) "Clock", which is accessible from the 2nd from left, top row, of menu options

    b) "Horizontal Position", which is accesible from the 2rd from left, top row, of menu options



    For my system, with both Clock and H. Position set at the default of 50, there is about a 2"

    black stripe at the right of the display (in 1680x1050 mode).



    If I set both Clock and H. Pos. to 100, the black stripe shrinks to about 1/2" and I can see all

    the icons on the desktop. The left column of icons is clipped, however, and the "Start" menu

    is badly clipped.



    A call to Acer customer support did not yield a solution to the problem, but there was a recommendation to search for a driver at



    www.acerpanam.com



    There is a driver package for the X223W series, but the package name has "USB" in it, which doesn't sound like my product, which is connected to the PC via a conventional VGA cable.



    Installation of this driver had no effect that I was able to discern.



    The fact that the monitor works properly at lower resolutions suggests to me that the problem is not in the monitor but in my graphics controller.



    There is an updated driver for the graphics controller chipset of my PC (Intell 82945G Express)

    but installation of this did not fix the problem either.



    So I have defaulted back to the 1600 x 900 workaround. A little fiddling with the "Clock" and

    "H Pos" controls centers this and fills most of the left-right size of the display.







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You want to locate Position or Horiz Position from the Menu screen. Press menu first then Up or Down to select the item you want then Left or Right, I can't be more specific as all monitors are different - but there isn't a single button to center. You could also try the different input settings (Analog, Digital, etc) if the Autoselect isn't working properly.

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