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L1916HW Westinghouse monitor - buttons stopped working

I was just working online as usual when I noticed a pop-up on my 2nd monitor (Westinghouse L1916HW) that said something like "auto adjusting". I wondered about it but it went away and I forgot about it until I went to turn off the monitor and the buttons didn't work. These are touch sensitive buttons on the right side, not actual push type buttons. I tried restarting my computer but that didn't work. I considered unplugging it to reset but I'm afraid I won't be able to turn it back on. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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  • kr2165 Jul 03, 2009

    Thank you but the on/off button currently doesn't work, along with the others. I'm a little afraid to unplug it then not be able to turn it back on. Is there anything I can do thru my computer or the ATI catalyst control center? It's on and working just fine other than the button issue. thanks!

  • kr2165 Jul 03, 2009

    Thank you but the on/off button currently doesn't work, along with the others. I'm a little afraid to unplug it then not be able to turn it back on. Is there anything I can do thru my computer or the ATI catalyst control center? It's on and working just fine other than the button issue. thanks!

  • kr2165 Jul 03, 2009

    Thank you but the on/off button currently doesn't work, along with the others. I'm a little afraid to unplug it then not be able to turn it back on. Is there anything I can do thru my computer or the ATI catalyst control center? It's on and working just fine other than the button issue. thanks!

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    unplug the monitor and leave the monitor unplugged for about a minute. Also unhook the monitor from the pc as well. Then turn it back on only, leave it unhooked from the pc and see if you can get the self-test screen to come on.

  • CodeNinja Apr 15, 2012

    This solution worked well for me! Unplugged monitor from power and pc for 1 min, plugged power back in, power button was now working. Turned off monitor using the power button, plugged pc connection back into monitor and turned monitor back on using the power button. All buttons now working!

  • CodeNinja Apr 15, 2012

    This solution worked well for me! Unplugged monitor from power and pc for 1 min, plugged power back in, power button was now working. Turned off monitor using the power button, plugged pc connection back into monitor and turned monitor back on using the power button. All buttons now working!

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The monitor thinks the "AUTO" button is depressed continuously. If water or something got into the button membrane and shorted it out it could cause this to happen. You would have to open up the screen to try and clean the buttons but that's not a guaranty.

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If the refresh rate is not properly set the monitor may have a wavy or an appearance that lines are going down ... This may also cause a flickering affect.
Distorted or skewed image on monitor. Issue: Distorted or skewed image on monitor.
Cause: This issue can occur from any of the below possibilities.

  1. Windows issue.
  2. Loose or defective cable.
  3. Refresh rate issue
  4. Interference.
  5. Bad monitor.
Solution: Windows Issue If your monitor has a proper display until it gets into Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, or Windows XP please see document CH000121 for software or setting related issues.
Loose or defective cable You may receive a distorted image when the cable is loose or defective. Disconnect the video cable going from the back of the computer and verify that no pins are bent, burnt or broken. Once verified re-connect the monitor cable.
Refresh rate issue If the refresh rate is not properly set the monitor may have a wavy or an appearance that lines are going down or across the monitor slowly or fast. This may also cause a flickering affect. Additional information about how to change the refresh rate can be found on document CH000558.
Interference A distorted image can be caused by magnetic or other types of interference. Verify no speakers, fans or other magnetic devices are close to the monitor.
Bad Monitor If the above possibilities have been checked it is likely that the monitor is bad. To verify this it is recommended that the monitor be temporarily disconnected and then connected to another computer. This can be a friends computer, a work computer, and/or a computer at a service center. You can also help verify a defective monitor by connecting another monitor to your computer. Note: Connecting your possibly defective monitor to another computer will in no way harm the other computer.

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Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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Here's a link to a troubleshooting guide

Maybe you should try re-setting it to factory settings.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Auto Adjust not working

The monitor is bad.
It's all over the internet... It seems to be a lot (of production line) issue... I am in BRAZIL and I bought one that's behaving the exact same way.
Dozens of forums in Portuguese (our language here, ICYDN) relate the same problem... Also checked English and German... STAY AWAY FROM THE T220.

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