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What is wrong with my AL1711

Hi, I have had an AL1711 acer monitor for a couple of years now, and it never made any problems, until two weeks ago. Whenever I turned it on, the picture would be there for two seconds and then go out, although the monitor would stay on( the light is green). I would then need to turn it on 10 more times till it would have a constant picture, which would last till I turned it off again.
Yesterday, when I turned it on, it started displaying weird lines and malfunctioning, as well as only showing for two seconds and dissapearing again. I've checked everything and it works, as I am writing now on a CRT monitor and nothing is wrong. What is wrong, and can I fix it?

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  • fenick Feb 21, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem as described here. I think that Acer should issue a recall, or at least make an offer to upgrade to a new monitor at a "reasonable" cost, and by that I do not mean 20% off full price!
    I am not about to add a new inverter or any other items but what I will do is go to another brand and them complain all over about the problems with these monitors. If you won't fix them then to heck with you.

  • nothappyjan Feb 27, 2008

    this happened to me untill the monitor stopped coming om all together. now when i plug in the power the greel led blinks for a while, then goes out? its someone elses monitor. please help as i do not own the monitor!!

  • nicefu Apr 21, 2008

    Same problem. The monitor would display for 3 seconds before entering sleep mode with green LED still on. By sleep mode I mean the monitor is totally off, because if it's a black screensaver, the color displayed would be slightly brighter (Try it in a dark room; screensaver vs [email protected] mode). No matter how many times I switch off and on the monitor, the display would only stay for 3 secs before disappearing.

    Initially suspected it was due to display optimization through nVidia Control Panel. Then I hooked the monitor to another CPU. Same problem. Deduced this is monitor problem, i.e. nothing to do with CPU or software setting.

    This is really bad. Just lost alota confidence in Acer products.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    Had to switch the pc on a few times to get the picture on the acer monitor, then a week later just a blank screen all the time.



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I have had one of these acer al1711 fail - goes blank after 10 minutes. When warm goes out after 2 or 3 seconds . I have another OK unit and swapped the two logic boards around. 1 board is the video driver other is power invertor. This did NOT fix the problem.

The issue is with the LCD itself or the Lightsource. I cannot make out an unlit image anywhere!

I may try to see if I can swap the lightsources around!

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This is possibly an inverter. When the monitor goes out, examine the LCD to see if you can see a faint image of the video being displayed. IF so, replace inverter. If not, possibly a bad LCD or video circuitry.

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