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Acer AL1716 blank screen but powers.

Okay heres the problem it powers on and shows nothing, i get a green power light and the back light of the monitor but there is no input signal, no visual display all it will do is blink every some odd seconds. I've used it with other computers and it doesn't work, I've also used it on my 360 (which was the intended use) but it will do just the same (note: I've used another monitor for my 360 and it worked just fine with my Xbox 360 VGA adapter) so as of right now I'm in a complete rut.

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Re: Acer AL1716 blank screen but powers.

Probably a bad inverter board, the inverter board powers the bulbs that display the image. this is VERY common problem on all LCD tv's,laptops and monitors.

usually a small transformer blows open on the inverter board. the innverter needs to be replaced if this is the this case.

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