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Acer tft AL 1711 doesn't stay on...

It takes many times switching on this monitor until it stays on. As soon as is turned on, it stays on for hours. What do you think is the problem?

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  • kiki12345678 Sep 18, 2008

    I think I did send a post saying that I resolved the issue by accident... I pressed the Menu button and played with the functions, while it was connected with my laptop. Finally I pressed for Reset and I did Auto Config as well. The screen hasn't played up since. Turns on first time I press the "On" button. The only problem is that I kept it plugged on my laptop and every now and then the laptop sreen was black or grey. The issue was resolved by unplugging the screen when not needed and plugged when needed with a restart of the laptop in order to find the new monitor... I only need the extra monitor twice a week and this is a small inconvenience... Somebody explained to me that because the laptop is of a different resolution, it tries to get even with the extra monitor and blacks out. Another solution to this problem would be to have both laptop and monitor on at all times, but as I said I need it only twice a week. It was a very good bargain as we bought it for £15!!!

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Has your problem remained stable since you posted this in June or is it now completely dead?

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison Sep 18, 2008

    That was a bargain; did the guy have any other stolen goods for sale?? ;-)


    You might check eBay (or other cheap source) for a two-port video transfer switch; I used one in my service shop years ago (somewhere in a box now) and it saved a lot of wear and tear on connectors and at that time was about $20 US.  
    You can just leave it connected to both unless you are actually dragging your bargain around with you.

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