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Solved: Monitor or PC problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 81beemer, Mar 19, 2013.

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  1. 81beemer

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    This is my first posting here and I am anxious to see if I can find an answer to the problem. I have an Acer Aspire/Power desk top with an Acer LCD monitor. Running Vista Business 2G ram. It also has a Intel 946GZ express chipset, which I assume is not a graphics card.

    The monitor looks beautiful and I leave it on for days at a time. When I do a hot reboot no problem but when I shut it down over night the problem begins.

    The screen stays black while the system boots. A couple times I have unplugged the power cord of the monitor then the yellow light will come on and ACER will slowly flash on and off the screen and the yellow light cycles on and off also. The last time it took several minutes before it finally came on and has been fine ever since.

    About a year ago it would do the same thing (slow ACER flashing) when it came out of sleep mode, I turned that function off and just use the screen saver now.

    Something is dying a slow death but I dont know what component it is. I thought I read somewhere to unplug the cord to the tower while booting but I'm not sure if that is correct. Plus that is only a work around for the problem.
     
  2. dai

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    first suspect is the psu

    what are you running
    video card brand and model
    cpu
    m/board
    ram
    power supply
    brand
    model
    wattage

    check the listings in the bios for 12v line voltages and temperatures and post them
     
  3. marbski

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    it could be a ram problem or try to used other pc monitor if your pc will display if so then you have a monitor problem... possibility is their is a bad capacitor for your monitor...
     
  4. 81beemer

    81beemer Thread Starter

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    I found a bad capacitor in the monitor and have some on order. Thanks
     
  5. dai

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    glad you have it sorted
     
  6. 81beemer

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    thanks for posting the link,it will help someone in the future with the problem
     
  8. 81beemer

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    The hardest part is getting the two halves of the monitor apart.
     
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