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Acer 24" flatscreen acting weird, help needed
« on: December 20, 2007, 07:35:55 PM »
Hi all :o

I have had my Acer AL2423W 24" flatscreen for about a year and a half now, and I love it.  However, it recently started doing the following whenever I turn it on, or whenever it comes out of its hibernation/standby mode:

First, it shows these vertical lines for about 20-30 seconds:


Then, some horizontal lines start showing up, moving up and down the screen at varying speeds for about 20 seconds:


Next, they start to clear up and become more colorful for about 20 seconds:


Finally, this line scrolls from the middle of the screen to the bottom (10 seconds) and the show is over:


After all of this, the monitor is fine until it is turned off or goes into standby mode again.

I looked on the acer site and not surprisingly I couldn't find anything about this.  One other thing that may or may not be important is that ever since I got the monitor, it displays a no signal message about once every three months, which I get rid of by turning it on and off.  I've tried reconnecting everything, and turning it on and off several times.  I'm pretty sure this is a monitor issue, though not positive.  Could it have anything to do with any of my other hardware? (I have a Sapphire Radeon X1900 512mb graphics card).  Does anyone know what could be causing this problem?

Thanks a lot

Astoria



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    Re: Acer 24" flatscreen acting weird, help needed
    « Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007, 08:01:29 PM »
    Well to be 100% sure you could try two things:

    - hook up a different monitor, or
    - hook the acer up to a different computer

    Than you'll know whether it's the videocard or the monitor.



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    Re: Acer 24" flatscreen acting weird, help needed
    « Reply #2 on: December 23, 2007, 07:25:34 PM »
    OK, I checked, it's definitely the monitor that is the problem.  Any ideas?

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    Re: Acer 24" flatscreen acting weird, help needed
    « Reply #3 on: December 23, 2007, 08:27:13 PM »
    $$$, I guess...

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    Re: Acer 24" flatscreen acting weird, help needed
    « Reply #4 on: January 01, 2008, 03:00:13 PM »
    bump

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      Re: Acer 24" flatscreen acting weird, help needed
      « Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008, 02:29:03 PM »
      Seems like the monitor is defective then... you'll need to have it repaired or replaced.
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      Re: Acer 24" flatscreen acting weird, help needed
      « Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008, 02:37:33 PM »
      $209.00 at MicroCenter...shipped.

      Best price i could find.
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