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  1.    08 Oct 2014 #41

    I will be away also in about an hour (evening here now)

    Any settings you want me to check let me know later and I will check in the morning

    As far as I can tell mine syncs everything nicely between 8 & 10
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       08 Oct 2014 #42

    Yes, you have to make sure sync is turned on. As a security measure, you will have to trust your pc. They will email you a code, enter it and the sync goes in.
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  3.    08 Oct 2014 #43

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Thanks for the info, guys.

    It's an Acer Al1917W LCD monitor. After reading up on it, it seems to be an inverter problem. I'll have to open up to see. May not be worth it to fix, but we'll see.

    Acer monitor won't stay on - Fixya
    acer al1917w disassembly - Bing Videos
    By a strange coinkidink, I have used exact model for years and same thing was happening, first it would not stay on more than few minutes and then light would go out. Took it apart , changed couple of suspect capacitors but didn't help. Took it to service and it was repaired by changing one fluorescent tube for about 10 bucks.
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       08 Oct 2014 #44

    Dude said: View Post
    Yes, you have to make sure sync is turned on. As a security measure, you will have to trust your pc. They will email you a code, enter it and the sync goes in.
    Yes. I performed that during installation.
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       08 Oct 2014 #45

    CountMike said: View Post
    By a strange coinkidink, I have used exact model for years and same thing was happening, first it would not stay on more than few minutes and then light would go out. Took it apart , changed couple of suspect capacitors but didn't help. Took it to service and it was repaired by changing one fluorescent tube for about 10 bucks.
    Then chances are that labeeman is correct. That will be cheap enough to fix. Thanks, Count.
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       11 Oct 2014 #46

    It looks as though I'm not out of the woods yet. It's been running for 4 days since I changed the PSU and monitor, but was getting faults with the graphics driver failing but soon recovering using IE in 10 last night. I looked in Events, but it was not listed as critical, but a warning. I didn't think much of it being that it's a preview.

    I got up this morning, it booted fine again in 10, fiddled with some configuration, and checked in on the forums while having my coffee. I even rebooted after installing the updates. I left it running to do its maintenance while going to have some breakfast. When I got back I saw it was sleeping with the usual blinking power switch light. I pressed a key to wake it and nothing. Moving the mouse did nothing. Pressed the power switch and nothing. Just kept blinking. I thought hmm, now what? I hard reset and it resumed to 10. I thought that was strange.

    Was working with it for about another 45 minutes and it just all went blank. It simply just quit like a power failure. I pressed the power button of which lit up, but nothing else. If I hold the power switch like to hard reset the light goes off. I checked all the connections, memory strips, and touch-checked the CPU and graphics heat sinks for overheating. Pulled the Cmos battery thinking that maybe BIOS shut it down due to overheating. No burnt anything or smell on MoBo or components. Ugh! Nothing!

    Any ideas? I'm thinking it's a faulty power switch?
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  7.    11 Oct 2014 #47

    Hippsie Gypsie Sounds like power supply. Did you try unplug the cord from pc and wall then hold down the start button for a min. then plug it back in. Good luck, Charlie
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       11 Oct 2014 #48

    Hi Charlie. Thanks for answering.

    Yes, I tried it all. I'm afraid you may be right. I am getting nothing at all now, not even the power switch LED.
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       12 Oct 2014 #49

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Hi Charlie. Thanks for answering.

    Yes, I tried it all. I'm afraid you may be right. I am getting nothing at all now, not even the power switch LED.
    Did you try removing the memory as one of them had a problem before.
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       14 Oct 2014 #50

    Thanks for reminding me, labeeman. Initially I only took one out, but then I took both out, cleaned, put one back in, and nothing. With both, nothing.

    I took the PSU to a little computer repair shop (a geek operating out of his house) who a
    had a tester and it's toast. Sending it back for an exchange.

    Thing is I have one out of an old box, but it's 20 pin and not 24. What are the other 4 pins for?
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