Question about Acer AL1716 17" LCD Monitor

2 Answers

Screen color I didn't realize my monitor was only half plugged in (power plug) and when I plugged it in all the way the color went funky: the background is pink and the start button is black along with other things like the windows logo. Have I ruined my monitor?

Posted by on

2 Answers

Re: screen color

LCD monitors can't be degaussed. Actually the problem seems to be in the plug to the computer. Moving it the wire at the plug corrects it!?

Posted on Nov 02, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 85 Answers
Re: screen color

Find out how to deguass monitor? This might help clear up problem?

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I unplugged my sound bar to move the monitor and now i don't know where to plug it back in

You didn't say whether the plug came out of the monitor or the PC!

If the monitor, look under the back side of the stand, and see if you can find a jack.

If the PC, look at the back of the computer, and locate a similarly colored jack, usually low down on a tower case, and plug it into the same colored jack.


Aug 01, 2012 | Computer Monitors

2 Answers

I have a LG flatron L246WHX monitor connected to my laptop, the colour on the screen suddenly is only showing green and purple colours. how do I get it back to normal, is the adjustment done on monitor or...

First, make sure that the cable you are using is plugged in tightly on both ends...if some of the pin connections get loose the colors can go a little funky.

If Cable is tight try another cable. This will eliminate the cable as your problem.
If another cable gives you the same result it is then usually either a problem with the video card in your computer or the monitor itself.

Try plugging the monitor into another computer if you can. If the monitor is OK on another computer, the problem is then probably the video card on your computer. If you have a desktop, it can be replaced usually, or another video card can be added and used if your video card is built into the motherboard.

If all of those fails, it is likely the monitor went bad. Check if it is under warranty to see if they will replace or repair. If not under warranty you may want to replace the monitor at that point.

Mar 23, 2011 | LG 22" FLATRON LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Hi, I had the flashing green light. I replaced a couple of components on the power board and now I have the top half of the screen on but the buttom half turns on but has lines and a bunch of colors and...

Please check to see if the T-CON ribbon cable is properly attached.
Did the transistors (C5706/5707) short out? Cold soldeer joints.

Failed TV and Monitors:
Replacement board:

Did it look normal before the monitor went out?

Sep 14, 2010 | Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Princeton 19" went from bright white to dull white

david78910, First disconnect and reconnect the monitors VGA plug from pc vga port a few times to make sure of good connection at the port. Report back here with results! If that doesn't fix your "pink screen" symptom, then possible bad inverter supply inside unit or the CCFL tubes may have lots and lots of "on" hours use on them and need to be replaced. Yes, you could also have bad (almost dead) switch-mode-power-supply inside unit if "known-good" monitor works perfectly with your pc. 12fixlouie

May 20, 2010 | Princeton Digital VL1916 19" LCD Monitor

2 Answers

My lcd tv has a purple screen and no sound

same problem all set to replace TV but tried another source DVD instead of dish and it was fine. Possible the cable (cheap HDMI) but reboot the dish (hard) pull the plug and fixed it up, probably the HDMI connection at the source or the TV (or the cable)

Mar 28, 2010 | Samsung Computer Monitors

1 Answer

Monitor screen begins as computer is booting up and then screen goes black. Message says there is no signal.

If the power light dims or changes color after the no signal message comes up, that means the monitor went to sleep.
While the monitor is plugged in and on and the computer is also on, Try unplugging the VGA cable from the monitor. wait 30 seconds and then plug it back in o see if the power button light comes back to normal color and the screen flashes on.
If not, then the monitor is not getting a signal from the computer.
If using a desktop computer,Try a different cord or try the monitor on another computer.
If using a laptop, you need to activate the laptop to use an external monitor. That can be done through the display settings, OR, most laptops have a shortcut key feature which usually involves pushing the Fn key and one of the F keys at the same time. The F key may say CRT/lcd or have a picture of a monitor and a screen.
If the power light does light back up and still no picture, There may be an internal issue on the monitor

Nov 17, 2009 | ViewSonic VG2230WM LCD Monitor

1 Answer

ViewSonc VX924 LCD Monitor

Check the information at Viewsonic's website regarding their warranty:

If you have your proof-of-purchase and it shows the monitor is less than a year old, it would be covered. You would need to follow the procedure on their website to have the unit repaired or replaced, but it would not be your job to try to fix it.

Feb 11, 2009 | ViewSonic VX910 19" LCD Monitor

1 Answer


you are in a bad spot, the plug is sealed when molded. maybe ebay has a defective monitor and you could take the cable off it.

Monitors will usually snap apart with a butter knife.

Jan 27, 2009 | Acer AL1715 (Black, Silver) 17" LCD...

1 Answer

Dell 20" monitor doesn't power up

I suspect Best Buy will most likely replace the monitor's entire power circuit. It's possible that you shorted out a fuse, the input transformer, or some other component in the monitor's power supply. The only way to tell for sure is to disassemble the monitor and check the circuitry visually and with a meter. This job is best left to a qualified technician.

Jun 13, 2008 | Gateway FPD2275W LCD Monitor

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer AL1716 17" LCD Monitor Logo

69 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