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Acer AL1715b LCD monitor

Monitor image distorts badly (shimmering and pulling) when it has been turned on for a while. The time that it was on before it distorted was reducing each time it was turned on. It looks fine before it starts distorting. None of the electrolytics on the circuit board are swollen, or look at all distressed, but there is some corrosion around the soldered pins of the VGA socket on the circuit board. Here is a pic:.

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  • Don Batten Apr 11, 2008

    Thanks for the prompt reply! Yes, I've built all sorts of electronic gizmos, but LCD monitors are new to me. This one is a gift from my son and has not been used much. This model has only one PC board with everything on it: power supply, signal processing and LCD panel drivers. It is part number: 790361200611. Thanks. Picture:

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    I have the same problem, the monitor starts to develop black lines and distorts badly. I tap it a few times on top and it clears up.



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You obviously have some technical background which is going to help alot.
What I need to know is the part number from your video board firstly. I may have a schematic here for it, though there are about 5 types for this one model.
Secondly, since you appear to have electrical knowledge I will also assume you have a half decent multimeter.
With the unit powered on, (you will need to connect the video cable and have the pc running so it dosn't go into standby)measure the voltage on the connector between the powerboard and video card. In particular we need to check the +5v line to see if it is fluctuating even a small amount. This +5v powers the panel itself, so any fluctuations will cause inherent video problems.

If possible, could you also submit a photo of the entire video board, and another of the power board just for my reference.

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    Peter Thompson Apr 11, 2008

    Near the transformer there are 2 rectifiers. Check there are no shorts on either of those, particularly the one on the right in the photo.

    Also check the caps in that area for any that have gone dry. That will cause the same issues of course as those that have exploded.

    The closest schematic I have here is for an AL1717x but it's all schematic, no block diagrams or anything else I can use to compare it to the board you have.

    send me a garbage email and I will email it over for you to go over if you'd like it.

    email is



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