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Help! My Acer Monitor Color is sparkly!!

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  1. lsutton

    lsutton Thread Starter

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    In the last few days my Acer monitor has been displaying strange color phenomenons. It has been faded then clears up. Now this morning it is glittery and sparkly. Is this my monitor going out or is it related to my viseo card?
    Thanks....Linda
     
  2. ShadowProwler420

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    It could be either the monitor or your video card.

    How old is your monitor? And is it a CRT or LCD?

    And when was the last time you updated your video card's drivers?
     
  3. lsutton

    lsutton Thread Starter

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    I am told about that the monitor is 3-4 years old. It is an Acer AL1715 and is an LCD monitor. As far as the update on the video card driver is concerned, we only have IT service on an 'as needed' basis, so it is possible that it has not been updated.
    Thank you for your interest and help.
     
  4. ShadowProwler420

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    Well, 3-4 years for an LCD isn't all that long, so it doesn't seem like the monitor is the culprit (unless, of course, it has been beaten around or taken a tumble or two).

    So I would start by seeing if there is an update for your video drivers.
     
  5. lsutton

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    Thank you....where would you suggest that I look for that at?
     
  6. arknorth

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    I would also start by checking some of the manual things - jiggle the connection points for the cable to and from the monitor (the jack point behind the monitor and at the video jack at the computer). Over time, carbon can get into these points and cause such phenomenom. Also, if you do have a video card, make sure it has not come loose or overheated from dust collecting on it.

    Have you tried the monitor on any other computers?

    A-N
     
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