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Acer AL1912 Monitor Looping

I turn on the monitor and the acer logo comes up and a moment later the bottom green power light goes off and the monitor resets itself and starts up to the logo again and i can not turn it off by hitting the power button i have to unplug it to get it to turn off. If i plug it into a machine it will display what it should and then resets again and again.

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    I am having the same problem with mine.

  • sovermyer Jan 19, 2008

    Acer AL1916 - same problem. It usually occurs in 'bursts', cycling on and off every few seconds, several to a dozen times, then it will be O.K. for days. I have been unable to associate it with temperature, time-on, display content, etc.

  • LilJep Feb 27, 2008

    Mine is an AL1912 but there are no 3 screws on the button area, only 4 on the back and I can't seem to get the cover off. I'm having the same issues. Help?

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    I have exactly the same issue as the rest here. Problem is I have not figured out how to get the monitor open to I can clean the corroded area.

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    Same problem, but I specifically associate it with turning the monitor on cold. For example, if I leave the monitor on all night with a signal source going (ie. leaving the computer on also), then there is no problem since the monitor was never turned off. When the monitor is left off, usually overnight, then turning it on in the morning will cause it to loop a few times, but it usually regains stability by the time the boot up process of the computer finishes, so it is more of an annoyance than real problem.

    Whatever the internal degeneration is, it seems to be affected by temperature. The cooler the monitor starts out, the longer the looping event will be. Of course leaving the monitor and computer on will "solve" the problem, but waste a lot of energy too unnecessarily. Given that it is temperature related, I suspect it might be from condesation on some critical contact, but as the monitor circuitry heats up, the condensation burns off allowing normal operation.

    The local temperature charts where I live are typified by a sudden cold snap when winter approaches, and subsequent "winter" temperatures for several months, so the problem was much more delineated for me. Prior to the cold snap, the monitor worked normally, after the cold snap the morning power-ups began looping.

  • JOJO2JOJO Jan 23, 2009

    Same issue, stays on for 30 seconds when bootiong up, then starts intermittently off and on. Jsut a pain, I wish Acer did not make that kind of equipment, as it is expensive.

    Anyone figured out what is causing this, must be a circuit board failure or connection failure.



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Hey Vine or Jinksko: I'm having the same problem. I got the cover off and the circuit board snapped out, but I don't see how to remove the ribbon cable from the board without breaking it. It's a white plastic connector - what do you do to disconnect it? Thanks!

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I also had this problem, after googling for Aceral1912 troubleshooting, found this site and followed the advice above about removing the button circuit board, low and behold I found a spider had taken residence inside the monitor, and the remains of the flies he had been feasting on were shorting out the circuit board!

Thanks fixya! saved me £££££££

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I'm having the same isues and there are no3 screws on the button area. model AL1912. Help?

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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I have fixed many of the al1912 easy fix

the problem is always corrosion on the circuit board that has the buttons
disassemble the flat panel remove 3 screws that hold button board on
disconnect the tiny cable from the button board
use a tooth pick and clean inbetween the solder connections where the ribbin cable plugs into button board

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