Purchased a monitor at a PC Fair, but at boot up, screen goes straght to an all over yellow screen.Does not even show post instructions on black background. PC appears to carry on booting up OK, but screens stays all yellow even after waiting for 5 minutes or so. Is ther some thing I can do to alter picture resolution ( someone told me to try altering horizontal and vertical kHz and Hz ), but do not want to try this without confirmation. I am using VGA connection (HD15), but the monitor also has a DVI-I conection (not tried ). At self test with PC connection disconnected, I get all color bars showing correctly, but after connecting PC lead, I get the No signal received message. Any help would be greatly appreciated . This seems to be a great monitor if I can get it working. My OS is Windows XP Home. Many Regards, Dave
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you disconnect the monitor from PC
& see: it will show no signal or check signal cable. that means the monitor is OK problem is in PC. may be you PC is not booting properly. if monitor does not come on there may be fault in the main board of your monitor.
The picture board on your monitor is faulty or bad, since it goes
black after booting, it means the
board of your monitor has developed fault.
The best thing for you
do now is to take the monitor to a local repairer within your vicinity
to help with the replacement of the picture board
because the fault is not something you can fix yourself. in order not to
correodemie, Your ACER AL2016 will need to have it's "switch-mode-power-supply/CCFL inverter supply" trouble shooted and repaired. DIY repair cost less than $30. Out of warranty service $35 to $75, more if circuit board replaced. Read my and other techs FIXYA profiles to discover all the options you have for your BLACK screen symptom. Follow the links to other web sites for even more useful info. DO THAT before you do anything else. 12fixlouie
Assuming safely that you have a Dell E173 monitor, i would suggest the following steps to fix this...
1. Press the (+) button on your monitor to make it do an auto-adjust of the display.
2. On the on screen display (OSD) which can be evoked by using the menu button on your monitor - use the +/- key to get the factory reset option high lighted and press on the menu button to execute it.
This should take care of your problem, let me know how it goes!
A monitor display showing "No Data" indicates that either the PC is not sending any usable video signal or the monitor is not capable of displaying the incoming video signal. To determine which is at fault, you would need either a known good second monitor or a known good second PC.
Additionally, it is also possible that neither is at fault and that you simply need to lower down the Screen Resolution and/or the Screen Refresh Rate of the computer's display properties to match the limitation/capability of the monitor. A method of verifying if this is the case is to start the PC in "Safe Mode" by pressing F8 after POST before Windows boot.
Alternately, there are some instances that it is the video cable that is the issue. To verify, you can try wiggling the cable to the connector end that goes to the PC's Video output.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Usually this type of problem is due to a faulty electrolytic capacitor on the monitor's power supply board or the inverter board that powers the backlight lamps. If you have a soldering iron and some technical skill it's possible to repair this yourself, if you can determine the bad component. Look for a capacitor with a domed top, or what looks like corrosion or leaked fluid on the top. If you replace the capacitor with one of the same rating and type (in volts and microfarads (uf)) it may fix the problem.
The backlights are usually not the problem in this case, I've fixed dozens of monitors and it has always been a faulty capacitor.
If you are willing to try this, there are lots of resources on the internet that will provide instructions for how to do this. Replacment capacitors can be purchased (usually $0.50 or $1 each) from many electronics suppliers and on eBay.