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Why does my monitor, when turned on, just blink and turn off,after showing its background and whatever i had on the monitor before it went loopy? for a split second,

I had it working for 30 minutes today before it stopped working again. same scenario 2 weeks ago, after lying face down on the floor for a week. maybe temperature related? Is there any known fix to this? and, is it even worth it try to repair it. i dont like messing with internal components. thanks

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Hello mat78, Unfortunatelly the problem is hardware based. You will need to have the monitor repaired in a service center. Here's why: LCD/TFT monitors don't produce light themselves. They are composed by a matrix of transistors (TFT - thin film transistor) that have the property to reflect or allow some light (certain wavelenghts)to pass through them. They don't produce light by themselves. Instead there is a fluorescent tube (neon like) light inside the monitor and that's the light source used in order for you to see what's on the screen. A flourescent light is suposed to last pretty much, i don't think yours has a problem, you say it works for some seconds or so. Instead your problem is most probable with the inverter circuitry that powers on that light. It's a common problem among these types of monitors but in your situation i don't think it will be an expensive repair. In the case that the screen is dark (in a dark place you can't read or view anything on it) but if you apply light to it ( a flashlight or something) and you see something, then the problem is most likely to have occured with the invertor. Try to ask at a local service center for a repair, this shouldn't be an expensive procedure. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Menu randomly pops up while pushing no buttons....

It sounds like an issue with the power button board and I would certainly make use of the warranty option.

Posted on Jun 10, 2007

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Never a good idea to clean with any spray cleaner. The cleaner does get down in the button bar and cause corrosion and shorting along ribbon cable. Use screen wipes for computer monitors only on TV's and any type of monitors. You can remove the back of the case. And remove the button board and clean with a cue tip and alcohol along ribbon cable.

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It is screen resolution problem.

when you power up the computer press F8 key thene nter in enable vga mode then go to diaply property and set screnn resolution to 1024*768 thenh apply and ok.

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SOURCE: Acer AL1917W blinks off in a split-second, twice

remove power to your monitor; then remove the monitor's back cover and, front cover;
when you can see the circuit board check for a buldged can capacitor or, two; replace these by unslodering them and, resoldering the new ones in place sells the capacitors (don't forget the position of the capicitors they go in only one way

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