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Monitor wont stay on- blue light is on. but screen keeps going blank.

My monitor light stays on but my view only stays on for a few seconds then screen goes black... like its sleeping or something. blue light stays on. if i press the button on / off the screen will pop on for a few seconds then go off again HELP!! same problem ... changing cables won't help ...

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  • geroi May 30, 2009

    I tried monitor with 1 laptop and 1 pc, both with the same result ... I presume that monitor is faulty :(

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Have you tried the monitor on another computer? If so, and it works, the issue is with your graphics settings on your computer. LCD and plasma based monitors often come with a protection circuit that disables the monitor if the synch or refresh rate are beyond it's capabilities. this is to protect your monitor from damage.

Do not exceed your monitor's max resolution.
Resolution is determined the following way:

Width x Height @ Refresh Rate
For your model:

  • Max Resolution 1440 x 900 @ 75Hz
More detailed information about your monitor can be found HERE. If your monitor is still under warranty, and you find it to be faulty, you may be able to send it to the manufacturer for repairs.

Posted on May 30, 2009

  • Chris May
    Chris May May 30, 2009

    Yea, sounds like it to me, you either have a faulty cable, or the monitor's inverter board is starting to go, You may need to replace the monitor, or have a skilled technician test the monitor, and replace the inverter board.

    If the monitor is still under warranty, you may be able to ship it to acer for repair.


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