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Whenever I turn off the monitor for the night, in the morning I'll try to turn it back on, but the power button just flashes green every couple seconds. It takes about 10 minutes of this, then my desktop will show for a second, then go black again, then do it again but show my desktop for a bit longer, go black, then continue, eventually it stays on, but this really annoys me. This is my second Acer AL1706 LCD monitor, I threw the first one away because after a while of this same problem the monitor would not turn on even if I let it go for about 6 hours. What do I do to fix this?

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It sounds like you have dying power supply due to bad caps just like the rest of failed ACER and all other brands as shown in my albums.
If you are going to DIY and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply (they should be replaced in a set), blown fuses; poor solder joints, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

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