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Won't turn off and cylces through colors

Good Day, When there is no longer a signal to the monitor, it begins to cycle through the primary colors. Not a big issue, however the power switch does not work at this point and he only way to stop anything from being displayed is to unplug it. Otherwise the monitor works perfectly. Even the power switch. This began after there was a power surge. The surge protector worked as advertised: nothing (monitor, speakers, computer) was fried. I have dual monitors with an ATI Radeon 9600 All In Wonder. The Acer is the secondary monitor. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • senad Dec 08, 2007

    Hi there. I have an total identic problem with my monitor as u do (or did - if u have solved it yet) caused by the same thing. Please give me any tips to solve this problem, I would be very thankful for that!!

  • Jeremy Cutts Feb 14, 2008


    Didn't get to try to solution, the problem fixed its self.




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Hi. This evening, I had the exactly the same symptom. I found a way to fix it.

When you power up the screen, keep the power and auto buttons both pressed. That seems to reset the screen. After that when you open the menu, a small F appears on the left side of the contrast icon. Go to that red F with the arrows and press menu. Another menu will popup. Choose 'Burnin' and set it to off. That's all !

Note: do not try to change other settings, they depends of the harware...

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