Acer P243W Blank screen - power board? Tags: Graphics Cards Acer Power Graphics Last response: November 10, 2011 10:54 AM in Graphics & Displays Share WastedYouth November 9, 2011 6:04:35 PM Hi, I've had an Acer P243W for a few years. All of a sudden about a week ago the screen went black. Thought my PC was playing up, so restarted, but the screen didn't come on, it was late so I went to bed. Next night powered up and everything was fine for a few hours then the screen went black again. The power button is still blue (indicating a source) and the PC is running fine. More usage and it got to a point where after a few minutes (or seconds later) it would go black, turning it off and back on sometimes gives a few minutes other times a second and off again. I did a flashlight test but couldn't see a picture, though my room was pitch black at the time, so I'm not 100% certain. I was fairly sure something has gone wrong, so I took it apart, looking for bulging/leaking capacitors etc, but didn't find any. Have mainly concentrated on the power board though. Any ideas what it could be or how I might go about troubleshooting? Also how can I test the power board is this possible, I have a multimeter but a great deal of knowledge of electronics... Image Any help would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks Chris P.S It made me pick a sub-section and there isn't a monitor one :S More about : acer p243w blank screen power board DM186 a c 179 U Graphics card November 9, 2011 7:22:17 PM I am not an expert but it sounds like your graphic card is shot. But you need to post what you have, CPU, Ram what is your specs etc, so someone who is knowledgeable has better trouble shooting experience than me. P.S. you pick the right one and good luck WastedYouth November 9, 2011 7:51:11 PM Nah definitely monitor shot, I'm using a diff monitor now and its fine, plus I tried my other GFX card and it didn't work. So I'm already one step into it because I know its the monitor, now I just need to know how to find which bit. Cheers anyways. Chris Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WastedYouth November 10, 2011 10:54:53 AM Can anyone tell me the likely hood I'm looking at the right component? If its near certain this part then I can look at getting a replacement, but I don't want to waste money if its not this. Cheers Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSOLVED : Acer Aspire AM1640 - Blank Screen No Post - BIOS S4 D4 ForumBlank screen on startup acer 5530g ForumAcer aspire laptop screen going blank ForumAcer aspire 8920 laptop screen going blank after start up ForumI have an acer 5534 when turns on blank screen ForumAcer Veriton M264 Desktop - Blank Screen /No POST ForumAcer aspire one d260 blank screen ForumTOSHIBA L305D-S5881 power but Blank screen since Bios update. ForumStartup problems with the Acer 1694WLMi - Blank screen Help! ForumHow can i switch off an acer which has a blank screen ForumI have a little money to burn... Forumnew P5QL Pro system won't return control ForumBlank screen and NO BEEP ForumBlank blue screen ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumCan old power cable be used for new graphics card? ForumATI 5970 black screen then restard Forum[Solved] Triple screen with Nvidia Gefore GTX 560 TI Forum[Solved] Question about power consumption ForumWhy is my screen distorted black squares when playing videos More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !