Acer Monitors

By Angelo34
Jan 8, 2010
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  1. Hello everyone :)
    I just received the Acer X203H monitor I bought the other day, as an upgrade for my X193W which I have been using for 1 year. I plugged in the new monitor, got the No Signal message briefly, then the monitor went into standby mode. The monitor didn't react when I turned the computer on, so I decided to plug in my old X193W monitor to see if it was the computer, it did the exact same thing as the other monitor and went into standby.
    I've rebooted, changed the cables, checked the connections, now neither of the monitors work.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,683   +153

    Was the old monitor working before you swapped to the new monitor? Is there really much difference in the 2 monitors? Size is about the same... Picture quality?
  3. Angelo34

    Angelo34 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    The old monitor was working perfectly apart from 2-3 dead pixels. The only thing different from the 2 are resolution and size.
    The old one is 19 inches and 1440x900
    The new one is 20 inches and 1600x900

    EDIT: Both monitors work OK on other computers.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,387   +205

    It would seem that something is wrong with either the graphics card or the power supply. When you first connected the new monitor was the PC not turned off?
  5. Angelo34

    Angelo34 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Im not sure, I think the computer was on.
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,387   +205

    It would have been better, IMHO, to have shut down the PC before connecting or disconnecting the monitor. Anyway, it's possible something was damaged in the process.

    When you turn on the PC, besides no signal to the monitor does it start normally otherwise? Can you hear Windows opening tune?
  7. Angelo34

    Angelo34 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    It starts normally, I can log in and hear the usual sounds so I'm sure thats fine.

    EDIT: Do you think replacing the graphics card will fix it?
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,387   +205

    Yes, I think so. Do you have access to one that you can test with before actually having to buy one?
  9. Angelo34

    Angelo34 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Not right now, the other computer I have uses an onboard graphics card, and I'm currently using my netbook.
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,387   +205

    If you decide to buy a graphics card AND if you need help, let us know. Consider what you use your PC for and what kind of separate graphics card is compatible with your PC, that is, do you have a PCI-E, AGP or PCI slot for a graphics card?
  11. Angelo34

    Angelo34 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    PCI-E I think.
    Anyway thanks for your help :)
     
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