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Menu keeps popping up

I hope you can help! This monitor is less than 3 years old and a few weeks ago the menu for the monitor started popping up. I can't use the controls on the monitor to make it go away. I've tried unplugging, turning off and on, etc.

Sometimes it will stay on there for a long time, other times it will just pop up and then go away. The contrast bar is at 0 and I can't fix it

It just popped up again so I can't see what I had just typed. The contrast keeps flashing and the exit symbol keeps hightlighting (now it went away again). I've tried troubleshooting, but no effect.

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  • Dillmiester Dec 03, 2007

    I have the same montior and the same problem the contrast and color screen keeps popping up randomly, and I think it might be due to liquid running down the screen into the crack where the buttons are.It started happening after it was cleaned with windex. Is there any way I can remove the front plastic cover to try and fix them.

  • chocothefrog Jan 09, 2008

    Have exactly the same problem. Have tried pwr/rst & vacuming the control buttons to no avail. Have never used any type of liquid near this monitor. It was pirchased around April 2005. Sure hope someone can offer a solution as it's driving me nuts.

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2008

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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    I have a IC -CM2015 It does the same thing keeps popping up the contrast setting menu . sometimes it stays and other times it goes away, pushing any of the setting buttons seems to have no effect. A few times the monitor has even shut itself off...Help ss.

  • imag2 Sep 16, 2013

    I am having same problem with me ageing Acer monitor. The control panel kept popping up so frequently that it was driving me insane. It only seems to do it when I am sitting at the computer, so I can only guess that static electricity and my breath are causing it to keep activating. Tried cleaning as suggested, but no difference. Best solution has been to place a thumb tack over the switch and tape it on to hold it down. The damnable thing can't keep popping up if the switch is permanently pressed in.

  • imag2 Sep 16, 2013

    Mine was popping up so regularly that it was beyond a joke. Cleaning did not help. Best solution I found was to tape a thumb tack to the control switch. If it is permanently pressed in it can't pop up. Haha!

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    led 1080p full hd monitor menu pops up every few seconds even after restarting my computer



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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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