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OSD problem on my Acer AL1715 17 in.

OSD menu on my Acer AL1715 suddenly pop up without any reason. Then it disappear after a few sec .. thats very annoying actually. It happens quite often recently, maybe 3 times in one hour .. Anyone has faced to similar problem ? Thanks for advices ..

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  • firebird83 Jun 09, 2008

    Hi there

    I'm having the same problem and yes its very annoying, but mine is popping up more often then 3 times per hour more like 3 times every couple of minutes.....hopefully we can find afix for it.

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    I to have the very same monitor .. plus a secondary phillips 17
    Have you tried clearing windows\prefetch directory of all files ..
    These files are not important ... cached so will be recreated again and again



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I had a simalar problem with my Dell 2001FP. The issue is that there is false triggering of the switch; you need to open the front panel, and remove the swictch from the circuit by: 1) analyze the circuitl; its usally pretty simple - a voltage drop circuit. 2) disable the switch by either removing it with a solder gun or, simply by using a sharp blade and cutting the PCB track leading it to it, as I did.(much easier - and reversible!) Fixed my problem.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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Have found an Analog version of Acer AL1715 OSD version.. It only seems to appears when there is a fault..
How to activate .. When the annoying osd pop's up turn monitor off press and hold the button next to the Auto button; while holding button press the on button.the lcd light should flash amber then green. wait till monitor displays normal then press the menu button.
The Analog osd version should be displayed. What to do after this ?
Don't Know!!!!!!

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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Seems its not acer but a video problem .. try rolling back your video drivers. Mine started happening after a ms update :( guess they though it better to put the faulty driver in bunch of ****

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

Acer what a waste of time this company is. lets all by IBM's / NEC's again atleast they are in for the long hall

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

Nope prefetch folder proved to be jack ...

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Try clearing windows\prefetch folder..
these files are not important they will be recreated again and again .. with that in mind keep an eye on the folder note new entries

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

  • rexxc Aug 29, 2008

    Acer OSD problem solved .. for me anyway

    two trojan's

    Win32.Trojan.Rbot
    Win32.Polip.A

    Antiviral software never picked them up but ZoneAlarm spyware scanner did .. Deep-inspection scan


  • rexxc Nov 01, 2008

    I've done the driver thing it didn't work. so i had a look at the mouse properties / pointer options
    only cause i noticed that if the mouse sat in a particular spot on my screen the annoying osd popup would appear. so i unclicked all the visibility tick boxes as of this post 3 days later (test) no annoying osd popups have appeared.

    Hope you too have the same good luck.


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Same problem and like firebird83 it's a constance popup. Have they had a recall on this piece of ****. I want try any of the other products they make. One screwing is enough for me. If any one can help please help us.....dq379

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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