Question about Acer X203H bd Monitor
I want to use the extra monitor we have as a TV with the charter cable we have. It is HD. I bought an adaptor cable that is hdmi on one side (because that's all the cable box has) and DVI on the other side (for the monitor) on amazon. When I plug it in the screen bounces around with the message 'Input not supported'. I cannot push the menue button on the monitor because it reads 'no cable connected' when nothing is plugged in. (In case you were going to suggest I somehow change a setting in the menu.) Please help!! Also, I have other cables of all sorts laying around. Could I splice the wire and use the hdmi for the cable box splice in the cable that usually goes from pc to monitor (the one with three rows of little holds)? Just a thought.... I've been searching the internet quite a bit and cannot find a solution. I've seen some talk about the fact that the cable box is HD and the monitor may not be; however, what do you DO if that is the case?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The cable box is probably outputting a resolution the monitor is not compatible with. Computer monitor and television resolutions are usually different, and not cross compatible in some cases.
For example, wide screen monitors are usually 16:10 aspect ratio, while TV is usually 16:9 aspect.
The AL2216wbd is a 1680x1050 display, while HD TV is either 720p (1280x720) or 1080i (1920x1080).
If your cable box is set to 1080i that would be too high for the monitor. You will need to set it to output at 720p, and even then you will probably get a vertically stretched picture since the monitor has a taller aspect.
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
My assumtion is that the monitor is not displaying in 1920x1080 but has defaulted to a resolution that it can handle so as to display something. Step down the resolutions on the monitor until the gray box disappears. If you're satisfied with the picture your watching then hopefully you will be happy when you find the resolution the monitor is actually displaying.
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
After you've checked that the video cable is connected properly, make sure that all the pins in the video cable plugs are straight and not broken off. Then test on another PC. Make sure your CMOS battery has not gone flat, as some PC's will fail to load basic drivers if CMOS memory is lost. The battery should show no less than 2.5v, if it's marked 3 volts when tested on a multimeter. If you can't test it, just buy a new one at the supermarket or hardware, usually around $4.00.
Next thing to try is your Video Card . If it is an on board one like most are now, there isn't anything you can do but try another card in an expansion slot or fit a new motherboard. At this point, I'm sad to say, you're better taking it to a PC shop where they will have a few things at their disposal to try.
Posted on Jan 30, 2011
You may have problem in the logic board, it uses surface monted components no much chance for DIY repair. Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide: Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you. Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
Service manual; http://elektrotanya.com/?q=showresult&megnev=Acer&megnev2=AL2216W&kategoria=monitor&kat2=all
The cases these days are hard to open, they use plastic finger hooks types, they go in easy but real hard to remove without damageing them.
Use thin flat blade to crack open at the bottom edge so the scratches will not be so noticeable, and work your way around, look out for cables attached to the front bezel also.
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/
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Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.
Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
Posted on Jan 31, 2011
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