Question about Acer 17" AL1706B LCD Monitor
I had the monitor for 2 weeks when the problem 1st appeared. I switched my computer on and the monitor flashed up a grey screen with random grey blocks then went off, back on again with a complete grey screen. Brighthouse (where i bought it) took it away for repair (it was gone 4 weeks) and i got it back on Friday 12th Dec 2008. It was working fine until today when i switched it off for 30 minutes as i went out and when i came back it was doing the grey screen again.
My old CRT monitor works fine plugged into the same slot.
Can anyone help?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Acer AL1916W 19" problem
Hello mat78, Unfortunatelly the problem is hardware based. You will need to have the monitor repaired in a service center. Here's why: LCD/TFT monitors don't produce light themselves. They are composed by a matrix of transistors (TFT - thin film transistor) that have the property to reflect or allow some light (certain wavelenghts)to pass through them. They don't produce light by themselves. Instead there is a fluorescent tube (neon like) light inside the monitor and that's the light source used in order for you to see what's on the screen. A flourescent light is suposed to last pretty much, i don't think yours has a problem, you say it works for some seconds or so. Instead your problem is most probable with the inverter circuitry that powers on that light. It's a common problem among these types of monitors but in your situation i don't think it will be an expensive repair. In the case that the screen is dark (in a dark place you can't read or view anything on it) but if you apply light to it ( a flashlight or something) and you see something, then the problem is most likely to have occured with the invertor. Try to ask at a local service center for a repair, this shouldn't be an expensive procedure. Hope this helps.
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