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Acer AL1716 LCD Monitor dying? YUP!

Acer AL1716 LCD Monitor dying? YUP!

Postby jojo » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:52 am

He guys, my monitor is on, but it flips to the Acer screen then black screen and when the desktop fianally shows it flickers for a while, then gets brighter,then settles down. Are these signs that its dying on me? Its a yr old now. TIA
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Re: Acer AL1716 Monitor dying?

Postby Grav!ty » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:03 am

It could be drivers for your graphics or your monitor that have become corrupted. If you update them and then find the same problem you'll eliminate that cause. Also, I'd say check your connections and power plug are firmly plugged in everywhere :yesnod:

How long is your warranty JoAnn?
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Re: Acer AL1716 Monitor dying?

Postby yeshuas » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:18 am

You call it a monitor but is it a monitor or a LCD ?
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Re: Acer AL1716 Monitor dying?

Postby jojo » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:26 am

oops its a LCD, Only a year warrenty.over with, of course. Not an expensive one.
How does a LCD monitor get corrupted?Thanks guys
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Re: Acer AL1716 Monitor dying?

Postby Grav!ty » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:33 am

Drivers can get corrupted :yesnod: There are drivers for the monitor available at softpedia but they are a bit old. Maybe you can get newer ones from Acer's site...here's a link to Acer's Driver Detective

If you let us know what graphics card you have on your system (right click My Computer>Manage>Device Manager>Display Adapter) we can help you find updated ones.
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Re: Acer AL1716 LCD Monitor dying?

Postby jojo » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:37 am

NIVIDIA Ge force 5200, I think thats what you mean.
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Re: Acer AL1716 LCD Monitor dying?

Postby Grav!ty » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:48 am

jojo wrote:NIVIDIA Ge force 5200, I think thats what you mean.


Yes, that's it and you can get new drivers from NVIDIA :yesnod:

Hopefully that and newer monitor drivers solves your issue :yesnod:
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Re: Acer AL1716 LCD Monitor dying?

Postby jojo » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:04 am

Thanks Graham and Daniel,I'll do that tomorrow. ^*^
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Re: Acer AL1716 LCD Monitor dying?

Postby yeshuas » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:06 am

You may also check to make sure you don't have some dust build up aroound the inside of your system causing heat also check your video card to make sure it is not heating up because of dust
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Re: Acer AL1716 LCD Monitor dying?

Postby jojo » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:35 pm

I checked my driviers and they appear up to date
The latest one for th monitor is May 07 and I got this monitor in Dec 07.

When its working like right now after several hard reboots, its just fine, so I'm thinking the monitor is ok, but something is not transfering correct from my hard drive.
What do you guys think?
If I walk away and leave it up for a while, I come back to a black screen with the Acer logo showing up intermitantly.

An settings I can check? I may be doomed to take it in to my tech eh :x
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