Acer Monitor Not Working

If your Acer monitor is not working, there can be a number of issues that cause this. Some of these issues include:

  1. Disconnected power
  2. Static electricity
  3. Broken power cords or adapters
  4. Outdated or missing acer drivers
  5. monitor hardware issues

Here is a quick troubleshooting guide to get you back to working order in no time.

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Acer Computer Monitor Not Turning On

The first step to address an Acer computer monitor not turning on is to check all the connections and power to the monitor and PC.

  • Check the power strip you are using by plugging the acer monitor power cord directly into the wall. Make sure the outlet you are using is not powered by a switch.
  • After plugging the monitor into another power source, check to see if there are any power lights that show.
  • Reset the power to the monitor by removing all power from it. Then press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Connect the monitor to a power source and turn it on.
  • Some monitors may have an internal battery. If so there will be a battery pinhole near the power port. While the monitor is unplugged, you can reset this battery.

If the power is working for other devices, but the Acer monitor is still not functioning correctly, it can signal that there could be an issue with the power cable. If this is the case, the power cord is easily replaceable.

Test The Adaptor Cables

  • Test your signal cables to ensure they are well connected. They can come loose from being moved or bumped. Check to make sure the pins are not bent and there are no frayed wires.
  • You can test the signal cables on another device to confirm that the issue is in fact the signal cable.
  • If you have a similar cable in the house, you can replace the cable to see if a new cable helps. These cables range from VGA, DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI. They are also fairly inexpensive to replace.

Restore Factory Acer Monitor Settings

Depending on the Asus monitor model you are using, if you press the OSD button and see a menu that displays, you can reset the monitor settings. Do this by pressing and holding the ‘menu’ key.

Then go to ‘System Setup’ and select yes when prompted to ‘restore factory mode’

Graphics Card Driver Updates

Missing or outdated drivers can give your monitor issues as well. If you have an integrated graphics output, you can plug into that output and update your video card’s drivers.

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  1. Joanne Turano November 17, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    thank you.. I will do what you suggested when I’m in on the desktop again. I’m using my cellphone to check out what is up with this monitor..
    thank you

  2. Denis Shenton May 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    My acer model s243Hl randomly stopped turning on for some reason. Any suggestions

  3. Matt G May 18, 2020 at 8:28 am

    If it’s not turning on at all (no lights, no response) then it could be a faulty power cable or a problem with the actual monitor. Acer’s customer support may be able to help:

  4. Mahmoed Ghazi July 18, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    The power is working and the power lens in flashing yellow. It should be blue.
    Not working and I tried to unplug the electricity
    Not even saying no cable available
    Is there any fix

  5. Anthony Ryan Bailey December 26, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    I have an acer 32 inch curved 16hz, and I’m having to unplug my pc and monitor and plug back in in order for my monitor not to display no signal and go to sleep. Why is this happening? Everything is brand new pc as well

  6. Anthony Ryan Bailey December 26, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    165hz sorry

  7. Matt G January 20, 2021 at 8:14 am
  8. Callum Munro May 22, 2021 at 9:08 am

    My Acer LCD monitor nitro ed0 series- ED270 is not displaying a screen at all, it is just black, I think I might have switched the inputs or messed with the settings on the monitor. What should I do?

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