Question about Acer AL1916W 19" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

Can't manually adjust color

All I seem to be able to do with the 'eColor Management" is to move the arrow to light up one of the modes, then an auto adjust box opens, and there is no, or very very little difference in the image onscreen.
While I was going through this process, a window that had brightness and color bars with an arrow on each (indicating that this was where you could make an adjustment) aapeared briefly, then disappeared.
The manual tells me nothing..all that is offered is autoadjust.
What am I missing?
Thanks, Jane

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 108 Answers
Re: can't manually adjust color

I happen to have an Acer Monitor although a later model. It has 4 of these is the auto adjust and one other is the window that has manual controls (so to speak). If you look at it carefully...(and it should stay on the screen for at least a minute - they believe you will do something in that timeframe) will find a set of icons at the top. These are suppose to be visually intuitive (and they are after you have used them once or twice)....anyway, if you really want to set your colors manually and or make other adjustments....alignment et use the other buttons when the manual control screen is there. Experiment a bit and you will discover what does what. FYI...all "modern" monitors have this ability....the icons differ....but autoadjust does the best job in general....personal preferences and eyesight withstanding. Good luck....a small glass of wine sometimes helps the process and reduces the frustration level the first time around.

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to Disable Demo mode

According to the Dell manual you need to be in the Movie preset and then you press the Down arrow and X buttons at the same time to disable/enable the one demo mode.

There's also an in-store demo mode, to disable that, press and hold buttons 2 and 4 for five seconds.

Feb 13, 2015 | Dell S2240T 21.5" LED LCD Touchscreen...

1 Answer

Lg flatron w1943tb color fades in and out to a blue green

Follow the following solutions, this should fix up your trouble
1. Turn yourmonitor on. It should be on for at least 20 minutes before you continue.
2.Press the"Auto/Select" button on the front of your computer's monitor. Thescreen will be wavy while the adjustment happens. When the screen stops beingwavy, the faded colors should no longer be visible.
Follow steps 1 and 2 if you do not have a disk for the monitor.

Nov 24, 2011 | LG Computer Monitors

1 Answer


You use the button with the <> arrows to move through the menu selections. Use the menu key to select the function you want to change.

Below is an excerpt from the Acer manual. The manual can be found at

Front Panel Controls
1.Power Switch:
To turn ON or OFF the power.
2.Power LED:
Lights up to indicate the power is turned ON.
3.Empowering / Exit:
1) When OSD menu is in active status, this button will act as EXIT-KEY(EXIT
OSD menu).
2) When OSD menu is in off status, press this button to select scenario
4.Auto Adjust button / Exit:
1)When OSD menu is in active status, this button will act as EXIT-KEY (EXIT
OSD menu).
2)When OSD menu is in off status, press this button for 2 seconds to
activate the AutoAdjustment function.The Auto Adjustment function is
used to set the HPos, VPos, Clock and Focus.
5.< / >
Press < or > to select the desired function.Press < or > to change the
settings of the current function.
Activate OSD menu when OSD is OFF or activate/de-activate adjustment
function when OSD is ON.

Jul 02, 2011 | Acer X203H bd Monitor

1 Answer

For the color adjust on my view sonic VA 721 monitor, the red doesn't seem to work but the green and blue do. I purchased this monitor at a garage sale for not much so its not a big deal, it would just be...

just set the monitor on auto ..and it will adjust by itself..after that click right on the desktop ..than properties,,and after that settings in that click advanced..and you will get some buttons on the top of the window..see which one s for the colors adjustments and complete the setting from here is the image driver adjustment can set the color management ..
also you can make thi sdirectly from the color settings in the image driver ..from clicking on the image icon on the tray of the task bar ..

Aug 30, 2010 | ViewSonic VA721 17" LCD Monitor

1 Answer

I plugged my laptop in today and the colors on my monitor are extremely bright and distorted. I rebooted with no improvement. Help

  • Hi, "right click on a empty area of the Desktop Screen, when the window opens, select the Personalize Icon, it should be at the bottom, in the next window, click on the "Display Settings" category. Now you'll be in the Display window for the "Monitor; by trial bases select the "Resolution," move the (arrow to the highest setting, 1366 by 768 pixels... ), after doing this click on the "Apply and OK buttons, so that the change will take effect. "You can go back a couple and do this a few times to get the right visual settings. You can also adjust the [Color], example: [16 to 32 bits], and the "Color" in the [Advanced] area by clicking on the [Color Management] button. "Any other areas "I do not "recommend making changes." Try making a note of the changes you made; just in case! Note: You may need to restart the computer, if you don't see the changes right away! "Rating the solution for its "helpfulness, is appreciated, thanks."

May 16, 2010 | Dell G2210 22 inch Monitor

1 Answer

I have an ACER X203H and cannot adjust the contrast or the brightness. I can bring up the MENU, however I cannot adjust because when I HIT ENTER the menu disappears.

Press the Menu key on the Monitor to bring up the dialog box press Menu again because it defaults to the Brightness Icon. You will see the lower half of the dialog box change color. Use the left or right arrow to move off of Acer eColor Management to the User setting. Then press Menu again to edit contrast or brightness. User the left and right arrows on the Monitor to move to the desired adjustment, press Menu to allow adjust then arrow left for less or arrow right for more.
You really just keep moving between the Menu and arrow til you get it right.. I definitely needed to turn down the brightness on my monitor.

May 04, 2010 | Acer X203H bd Monitor

3 Answers

Envision monitor EN-7100e color is screwd up.

Unfortunately this monitor has captived VGA cable, you cannot easily replace it. Try moving the cable around to see if you will get normal color back.

Apr 12, 2010 | Envision EN-7100e 17" Flat Panel LCD...

1 Answer

Acer's x193w killing my eyes..please help

First off, LCD monitors have what is called a 'native resolution' and that is why it is recommended to be at 1440 x 900. That is the resolution they work best at. My first suggestion is to try to move the monitor closer to you. If that is not possible, try right-clicking on your desktop, click on the Properties tab (That is where you change the resolution. I am doing this for a Windows XP machine - if you are running Vista please let me know and I will try to walk you through it there). Click on the "Advanced" button and in the "General" tab, there should be a "DPI Setting" drop down box. There is usually 96 DPI and 120 DPI. Try 120 DPI and see if that helps.

Second, try using your monitor's menu settings to help the color settings. On your monitor there is a "Menu" button of some sort. Press that and select "Acer eColor Management" and try "Text Mode" to see if that is easier on your eyes. You can also manually adjust the screen and lower the strength of the red color by picking "User" instead of "Acer eColor Management" and selecting the icon that looks like a pyramid of 3 dots. Try adjusting the Red slider and see if that helps.

Jan 02, 2009 | Acer X193W LCD Monitor

3 Answers

Colors are off after auto adjust

I seem to have found the solution (and the cause, perhaps?) for this problem!

I was having the EXACT same problem with a monitor I'm repairing for a friend. The capacitors on the power supply board were blown (CapXon capacitors, who'd've guessed), which was keeping it from powering up. After replacing the capacitors, the screen worked beautifully. But it had this weird yellow tint!

The strange part was that pure colors - red, green, blue - all appeared perfectly OK on screen. Curiously, the menus would show in the proper colors, except for one: the manual color adjustment menu, which illustrated "Blue" as a sort of off-green in the icon. Auto-Adjust would always fix the colors for a split second, then go back to yellow. Reset didn't fix it. Color reset didn't either. So, exactly the same problem as above.

The solution I found was hidden within the main menu itself, a sort of "easter egg". <b>Hold the Menu button down while pressing Power, and hold it down until the screen, and menu, appear</b>. There will now be a hidden selection, "Auto Color", printed in a red-on-black font at the bottom of the menu. Use the +/- buttons to access it, and press Menu. Voila! PERFECT COLOR! Perhaps this menu was accessed by accident, and calibrated to an incorrect color key. But now my picture works great, and the setting lasts through Auto-Adjusts and Resets!

Hope this helps some people, it sure saved my ****! ;)

Dec 05, 2007 | AOpen 19" LCD

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer AL1916W 19" LCD Monitor Logo

200 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computer Monitors Experts

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

574 Answers

 Mike M
Mike M

Level 3 Expert

3320 Answers


Level 2 Expert

49 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer Monitor Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides