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Compaq pc running windows xp, installed a small acer monitor, after booting up, computer screen continues to blink every second or so from black to regular computer screen. Any thoughts?,

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  • fdezmario Dec 29, 2010

    12fixlouie, thanks for your input. You are correct that when the screen goes black, it goes blank and there is no data. I'm on my way to you tube to look for what you suggested. As far as the monitor being a cold cathode fluorescent lamp back lit lcd, not sure. Model name

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You can see exaple of failed ACER monitor in my albums and learn about troubleshooting here:
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http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
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Fdezmario, Is the Black screen also "blank"?? (no data showing) when it blacks-out? Could be bad power supply inverter board in monitor. Lots of info on the web for that type of problem!!! Intermittant in/out/in/out/in/out of "shut-down mode" View some video clips at YOUTUBE . I assume your monitor is a "cold-cathode-fluorescent-lamp-back-lit-lcd display"????? 12fixlouie

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