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I live in Seattle and have an Acer V193B that 'went dark' when I hot-pluggged the VGA connector into my laptop. I *assume* the problem is the chip that buffers the VGA lines is blown. (I know the cable and laptop VGA are not the problem.) The monitor has power (power button glows orange), there is just no video display. Is there any chance that I can get this repaired w/o spending more than the monitor is worth in shipping and repair costs?

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  • ptschnack Oct 01, 2009

    Thanks for the tips, but I've already done what you've suggested hence: 'I know the cable and laptop VGA are not the problem.' But I am rapidly coming to the same conclusion: it's a waste of time to look for a repair shop for this since there won't be any. I guess it's time to dig in and fix it myself.

  • ptschnack Oct 01, 2009

    A short circuit requires a mechanism for shorting -- not gonna happen by merely plugging in a cable. I suspect that static discharge fried something.

    I was just hoping that to get a pointer to a shop in the Seattle area that might take this on since I'm lazy and don't like working on stuff for which I have no schematics.

    Anyway, you're probably right that it's fix it yourself or trash it.

    Thanks.

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First, to check the monitor.
Disconnect the input signal from the computer.
Turn off the monitor and unplug from the A/C source.
Allow the monitor to set for a few minutes.
Next, plug in ( A/C power only ) the monitor and watch the screen. If you recv. and message no signal, the monitor may be fine.
The no signal message will leave after about 30 seconds or less and the power light will turn amber.
Next, the laptop.
Plug in the input signal line, connecting the monitor to the laptop.
If you get a signal, OK your fixed. If not, try the Function key ?? F-4 or whatever to switch between Laptop display or external monitor.
Hope this helps you
P.S unless you have a tech or repair handyman in your pocket, the price for a new 19" LCD monitor is less then it would cost you to have unit repaired.

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Maybe a short circut happened and fried your monitor's decoding unit... There probably is nothing you can do to fix it and you can't really do anything with it other than trashing or potentially expermenting with the thing, but bewarned, It may jump back to your laptop...

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