Question about Acer AL718 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Power issue I have an acer al718 17" falt screen LCD , i recently moved, when i connected the computer back up the monitor powered up for between 5 and 10 seconds then switches off and on , even diconnecting from pc doesnt help , also if you push the off button on the monitor you can still hear the speakers ticking as if it is still turning off and on . i have tried different power leads and also changed wall sockets and power boards . Anyhelp will be very welcome

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Acer Master
  • 1,314 Answers
Re: power issue

See if your video card inside your PC hasn't come loose. Take it out and push it back in again to reseat the card. Then, once it's firmly secured, try the monitor.

Posted on Jun 10, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Acer AL1711 17" LCD Monitor showing white screen


A white screen indicates the power supply board is not putting out the correct voltages to properly power the monitor, just the back light. This type of issue is caused by a failure of the filter capacitors on the power board. You can rebuild your power supply board and bring the monitor back to life by just replacing the the bad capacitors. The problem is that model the Acer AL1711 could come with 1 of 4 different power supply boards install depending and the date manufacturer and supply on hand. If you want to repair the monitor if you could open the unit and get either the model number of the power supply board or send a picture of the board to me I will be glad to help you repair the unit and get it back up and running. You can contact me to send the information at

Nov 30, 2012 | Acer AL1711 17" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Acer d241H display plus mode shows no signal. I want to use the monitor stand alone. When i press the source key to change to display plus mode. the screen shows no signal. (the first time I powered on the...

I had the same issue as yours. After contacting the Acer support team, I got the response as follows. I tired and it worked.

"In order to resolve this issue, you may please perform a power reset. This will remove any static electricity stored in the hardware components that may cause the issue.

- Turn the monitor off and unplug the power cord and VGA cable from the monitor.

- Hold the power button on the unit down for 30 seconds.

- Release the power button and plug only the power cord back into the unit. "

Hope it helped.

Oct 30, 2011 | Acer D241H LCD Monitor

1 Answer

My monitor is not responding. I have a blank screen and my power led is flashing green, none of the front monitor buttons are responding, not even to turn of power. Cannot access menu as I have blank,...

Hi Cat, You can try removing the data cable of your monitor, the one connecting to the back of the tower/computer. If there are no issues on the monitor, normally you will be getting the power self test which is indicated by three vertical colors on the screen (Red, BLue, Green). If you dont see the power self test, it may be a problem with the monitor. YOu may want to try using a different monitor to isolate issue if available

Oct 27, 2010 | Acer AL1912 19" LCD Monitor

2 Answers

Monitor brighness shuts off

It sounds like the backlight circuits are not working, it can be due to bad power supply.
Most common failure in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed monitors to get some ideas what to look for:
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.

Apr 13, 2010 | Acer P191WBD LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Monitor just won't stay on.

  • power chord may be faulty
  • check the cable that connects it to the computer correctly
  • may be an internal circuit breaker
  • check the ports on the computer

Oct 10, 2009 | Samsung 923NW 19" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

My acer screen just went blank after i turned my computer on this morning. it stayed white....

Loose Connection Possibly. If not try Unplugging from the Electric.Leaving for a 5 Minutes. Then plug all cables back in and try again.

If this dosn't help then you may have had a power surge. Its hard to say what has happened if you have had a power surge, they can do all sorts of things

Aug 16, 2009 | Acer 22" X223w LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Two monitors blank, but on

<table x:str="" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 124pt;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="165"><col style="width: 124pt;" width="165"> <tr style="height: 14.25pt;" height="19"> <td style="height: 14.25pt; width: 124pt;" height="19" width="165"></td> </tr></table><br />I wish you problem can be solution. <table x:str="" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 54pt;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="72"><col style="width: 54pt;" width="72"> <tr style="height: 14.25pt;" height="19"> <td style="height: 14.25pt; width: 54pt;" height="19" width="72">&lt;a href=""&gt;10.4 inch LCD Monitor&lt;/a&gt;</td> </tr></table>

Mar 24, 2009 | Acer AL2216WBD LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Acer LCD Monitor only displays "acer" logo

You are correct, it could be a power surge that has caused it.

Try this..
Unplug the monitor from the wall.
Remove all the video connections at the monitor end.
Wait 10 minutes then plug the monitor back into the wall (do not connect the video leads)

Turn it on and see if it goes past the ACER logo now. If so, replace the video cables and try the computer.
If not, then one of these will apply and a tech will be required..
  1. The internal bios has been corrupted.
  2. The power supply inside the monitor may have issues preventing the video board from starting correctly. This could be as simple as a few failing capacitors.
Number 2 is the most likely cause with an Acer monitor though. Any local tech will be able to correct it fairly cheaply, but phone around for quotes..they can vary a lot.

Jun 03, 2008 | Acer X193W LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Flickers and shows acer logo

Perform a system recovery:

2 ways:

1. If in Windows - Start - Programs - Acer empowering technology - Acer E-recovery management -
click on Restore at bottom then "Restore to factory default settings"

2. Alt/F10 during boot right after Acer splash screeen on startup

Oct 26, 2007 | Acer AL1716 17" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Acer AL1714 17" LCD Monitor Good Power supply no power on monitor

Hello, I have to same problem. I returned my monitor to Acer but got it back unrepaired, they could not see the malfunction. But I kept on sending it back, until I got a new model. Now after 2 years I get the same thing with this monitor. But there's no warranty anymore, so I looked into the problem myself. I found out that inside the powercircuit board is connected to the mainboard through a 10pin connector. The 5 pins that are on the lowest row, show a trace of white powder, I suppose occidation. I sprayed a little of contactspray in it. I must say the problem is not gone, but much better. The problem shows not so frequent anymore and lasts not so long. At first the screen switched of for 3 to 5 minutes and came back on. Now the screen is gone for perhaps 1 second and returns. So I'm almost convinced the problem has something to do with the connection of the powercircuitboard inside and the mainboard inside, when the monitor heats up a bad connection occurs due to occidation of the 10 pin connector. If you find a solution that fixes the problem 100% let me know, please. Mario.

Dec 05, 2006 | Acer AL1714 17" LCD Monitor

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer AL718 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor Logo

Related Topics:

136 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computer Monitors Experts

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

574 Answers

 Mike M
Mike M

Level 3 Expert

3320 Answers


Level 2 Expert

49 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer Monitor Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides