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Colors blotch randomly on Acer LCD Monitor

By unD!
Jan 20, 2008
  1. Hello there,

    On my Acer LCD monitor, I seem to have a problem with colors blotching radomly. They appear according to what's on the screen. So they change around.

    I've tried different PCs, different brand graphics cards, and securing the cable.

    Here are some screenshots:

    http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g250/the_hollow23/DSC00049.jpg
    http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g250/the_hollow23/DSC00048.jpg
    http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g250/the_hollow23/DSC00047.jpg

    If anyone has any suggestions, thanks very much in advance!
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714

    Other than suggest you reset the monitors settings back to default, I would think that if this does not work the thing is faulty. If you are in the UK I know someone who can fix it for you if not under warranty so PM me for the contact details.
     
  3. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Guru Posts: 1,004   +11

    hmmm i think u should lastly try another new cable and reset to factory default...
    otherwise, i second Albert... try to contact Acer for replacement if it's under warranty....

    Good luck..
     
  4. unD!

    unD! TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks guys.

    Unfortunately I live in Australia, and the monitor is not under warranty any longer. I will however hunt down another cable when I get home this arvo. Thanks a bunch, and I hope it helps!
     
  5. unD!

    unD! TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I tried out a different cable, and it did not help at all. I guess it's for the bin. Well, I can still use it. Just not for anything but general use.
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,967   +955

    This is probably silly but,

    Stray magnetic fields will make a monitor blotchy. Even shielded speakers will if they're placed incorrectly.
     
  7. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714

    Magnetic fields will cause odd colours on CRT monitors but not LCDs. Judging by the images, this is something else and if plugging it into another PC ges the same results the fault has to be with the monitor. Sorry but if you cannot get it fixed locally I would cut my losses and replace it.
     
  8. unD!

    unD! TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Haha I thought it would come to that. Fortunately monitor's come cheap nowadays.

    Thanks for your help everyone. =)
     
  9. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714

    Sorry we could not do anything for you - and that my contact's repair shop is too far! Have a good one.
     
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