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Acer Monitor My 19" wide screen Acer monitor blanks black for two seconds.

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I've had the same issue with my AL1916 for a couple of months. Now, one morning it decided to call it quits altogether and won't turn on at all.

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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I have this same Issue also. Some days worse than others. I'll just be reading/typing on my computer (not really working the computer at all) and the screen will go blank for 2 sec then back on again. Sometimes its every few seconds for a few minutes. sometimes it lasts hours... any suggestions?

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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You're going to have to provide more info than that.

What were you doing when it happened? What are you typically doing when it happens? Have you checked your cables? Power connection?

As it stands, your inquiry will not receive much of a useful solution for you unless you let us know these things.

And don't rate me poorly for letting you know this. I'm here to help you. You have to HELP US help you.


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