Question about Acer AL1916W 19" LCD Monitor
I bought an acer 1916wab 19" widescreen, not sure this question belongs here, but all I get after windows starts is a message saying 'input not supported'. I also noticed a sticker on the base of the monitor saying 'for Windows vista'. I am running Windows XP professional version 2002. Will this monitor work with my system (446MHz, 320 ram)? How do I get it to work?
All I can say is WOW! I have been using my pc with my monitor for months and I was installing a new printer and must have wiggled something loose, and all I was getting out of my monitor was "INPUT NOT SUPPORTED." So I came to this forum, and low and behold, if you DO NOT have another monitor to hook up to your PC, please do this in the sequence I have listed as this was my fix
1. Power down PC (you will have to do a cold/hard shut down by pressing the power button as you cannot see your desktop due to this message).
2. Unplug monitor from the power strip *and* from the back of the monitor itself, freeing the cord completely
3. Plug power cord into monitor *FIRST*
4. Plug power cord into the power strip
5. Turn on monitor power *FIRST*
6. Turn on power to PC
This *hopefully* will get you up and going. If not, then you will need to try to get another monitor to adjust the display settings (60 hz and 1440 x 900 @ 32 bit). You can get to this by (I have Vista):
1. Left click mouse anywhere on desktop
2. Go to properties
3. Go to display settings
Once you have completed this (again, hopefully with an extra monitor you have somewhere so you are able to see what you are doing) then do the entire sequence up above again by shutting down, unplugging power cord completely to monitor, then powering monitor on first before PC, this is a hugely important step. I really hope this helps someone. I have spent the past 3 hours wanting to yank my hair out!
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
Restart your computer............ press F8 continously when the computer is booting your hard drive............ when something different comes up keep pressing F8.............. select ENABLE VGA on the screen................. then choose your operating system ( example: Windows XP ) press enter.......... your computer should run ok.....
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
The problem is that your hertz rate is set to 75 and your acer monitor doesn't support that. Go into the dispaly settings and change the hertz rate to 60. Fixed my a couple of minutes ago.
Posted on Dec 20, 2007
What this means is that there are indeed monitors just for Vista, this is so because it has to do with DRM and Copyright issues.. Vista has special software that "Talks to" software in these Monitors. Also you need a suitable Video Card that will "Drive" the 19" Monitor. These MUST be installed, as should any "Monitor" Drivers too. As said, there are "Drivers" for Monitors too, if a CD came with the monitor this must be installed also. It may say The input not supported but that may simply be, that at the present Video Card settings for the "Size & Depth" are incorrect for the Monitor. Try booting into "Safe Mode" F8, and set the Monitor for say 800x600x16 bit color. Reboot & if it come up with a picture, when at ya desktop ya can then adjust the screen resolution for your optimal size and color depth, by right clicking and selecting "Properties" from Menu.
Posted on Aug 12, 2007
Hello, I had the same problem, the only way I fixed it, is as following:
-On the bottom right bar, click on the icone of Intel(R) Graphic accelerator
-Click on Graphics Options
-Click on Panel Fit
-Click on Full Screen (no border)
Then after on your Desktop
-Click right side on your mouse
-Click Graphic Properties
-Click on Monitor
-Click on Display Settings
-Use following set ups : 32 bit / 1280 X 1024 / 60 Hertz
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
Hi, Based on your post/description and assuming no hardware problem,normally it should work straight out. The native resolution of your AL1916 is set at 1280x1024, while your PC or Laptop is probably higher. You can also try checking out your Default Monitor Screen refresh rate. Try lowering down your PC's screen resolution to a lower level and slowly increase to suit your preference and before the Acer LCD quits again. On a clear/free area of your desktop, right click, properties. In the Display Properties window, goto the Settings Tab and adjust as needed (For the refresh rate, click on the Advanced button, Monitor tab). Hope this works out for you. Good luck and pls post/comment back should you need further information. Kind regards.
Posted on Aug 12, 2007
I have Windows XP, i don't know much about computers...
My problem is that I have a different monitor which is 'Apple' and its connected to my CPU, I was changing my 'Desktop' and then I went to Setting and moved the little bar on settings. Now, all I get its a black background and a little box in the middle that says 'Out of scan Range - resolution > xg4
I asked my neighbor (he kinda knows much about computers) and he said just to plug in the original Monitor that I had (which I broke accidently lol) and he told to change the settings like I did right before I messed up my computer, but now Im getting a little box that says: "input not supported" can someone please,please tell me how to fix the problem!? :( Hopefully someone gives me an answer quick because I need to do my work from college. THANK YOU :)
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
"last known good configuration" will solve the problem and get you back to your original settings. Reboot like you are going into safe mode by pressing F8. In that menu where it says safe mode, select last known good configuration and it should work.
Posted on Feb 03, 2011
I had this problem, and as the solutions posted here were hard to understand this is what I did:
1. Switch off computer by pressing the Windows key and selecting "Turn off computer"
2. disconnect power supply to the whole system
3. reconnect power supply
4. Restart computer as usual
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
The Best Solution Work for Acer AL1717 too
Posted on Mar 09, 2010
How do I get the input not supported to go of my screen?
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
PLZ GIVE ME SOLUTION ..
I AM USING HCL MONITOR AND CPU I AM GEETING INPUT NOT SUPPORTED . I TRIED TO PRESS F8 BUT IN MEAN WHILE IT IS SHOWING DISPLAY NOT SUPPORTED.
Posted on May 22, 2013
Someone use my system wit another monitor to set the screen resolution to the smallest size.i now use it wit my own monitor,when i start system after the window xp load it's show input not supported pls help me
Posted on Feb 12, 2012
You guys r great:) u just solved my problem too! same.
Posted on Aug 06, 2010
Yes it is really great commands ya thanku again MRBURN
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
Changed my refresh rate to 60 and it now works fine!
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
SOURCE: 'input not supported'
i think you have problem with video card or cable, not with two almost similar moitros.
You should check:
Another monitor connected to your pc (test videocard)
the VGA cable's pins
more than that info required
Posted on Jan 27, 2008
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