Having problems with your Acer V193 B LCD Monitor ?

I live in Seattle and have an Acer V193B that 'went dark' when I hot-pluggged the VGA connector into my laptop. I *assume* the problem is the chip that buffers the VGA lines is blown. (I know the cable and laptop VGA are not the problem.) The monitor has power (power button glows orange), there is just no video display. Is there any chance that I can get this repaired w/o spending more than the monitor is worth in shipping and repair costs?


Answers :

First, to check the monitor.
\015\012Disconnect the input signal from the computer.
\015\012Turn off the monitor and unplug from the A/C source.
\015\012Allow the monitor to set for a few minutes.
\015\012Next, plug in ( A/C power only ) the monitor and watch the screen. If you recv. and message no signal, the monitor may be fine.
\015\012The no signal message will leave after about 30 seconds or less and the power light will turn amber.
\015\012Next, the laptop.
\015\012Plug in the input signal line, connecting the monitor to the laptop.
\015\012If you get a signal, OK your fixed. If not, try the Function key ?? F-4 or whatever to switch between Laptop display or external monitor.
\015\012Hope this helps you
\015\012P.S unless you have a tech or repair handyman in your pocket, the price for a new 19" LCD monitor is less then it would cost you to have unit repaired.
\015\012
Maybe a short circut happened and fried your monitor's decoding unit... There probably is nothing you can do to fix it and you can't really do anything with it other than trashing or potentially expermenting with the thing, but bewarned, It may jump back to your laptop...
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