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Wavy display issue ... please assist!

Plugged up display via the VGA cable to an HP dv6000 laptop; the Acer powered up and displayed fine ... however, noticed a faint waving motion in the picture, as if the screen was literally gel and began to wave, from top to bottom as it appeared. Best I can describe it ... any suggestions as to why? I only connected it to this HP to try it out, I ordered it from newegg and wanted to make sure pixels werent dead on arival. I will be getting an Aurora 7500 (Alienware): AMD X2 6000, Windows Vista Premium, 2GB RAM, GeForce 512 8800GT, SLI ready motherboard ... I heard good things of Acer and hoped this display would look great with my soon-to-come setup and im sure it will. However, just nervous it will do this on my Aurora. Any help or suggestions would be beyond appreciated!!

Thanks in advance!

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  • chriscurtis1 Mar 07, 2009

    i have an AL1916W acer monitor and mine too is wavy. Just woke up one morning and it was like that. thought maybe was drivers but nothing seems to work.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    wavy lines of brightness across the screen horiz. flowing down the screen vert. (just showed up one day). Changed refresh rate just changed the waves speed, didn' clear it.

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Well i know what exactly the problem.But that is a professional technician work.there are two capacitors located inside of monitor on the power board need to be changed.220mf/25v both are the same value of farad and voltage. replace with the same "mf&volt" please.ERIC

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Plugged up display via the VGA cable to an HP dv6000 laptop; the Acer powered up and displayed fine ... however, noticed a faint waving motion in the picture, as if the screen was literally gel and began to wave, from top to bottom as it appeared. Best I can describe it ... any suggestions as to why? I only connected it to this HP to try it out, I ordered it from newegg and wanted to make sure pixels werent dead on arival. I will be getting an Aurora 7500 (Alienware): AMD X2 6000, Windows Vista Premium, 2GB RAM, GeForce 512 8800GT, SLI ready motherboard ... I heard good things of Acer and hoped this display would look great with my soon-to-come setup and im sure it will. However, just nervous it will do this on my Aurora. Any help or suggestions would be beyond appreciated!!

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