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 181 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 ACER 5551-A will not post (blank screen on power on), need help! Forum Solvedmy acer 5517 wont download updates, media player wont record, now doesn't work at all, and sometimes the screen is blank with Forum Solvedacer aspire 5735 blank screen Forum Blank screen/no signal on monitor after updating CPU and new drivers. Faulty card, board or CPU? Forum acer aspire 1 screen goes blank after main screen Forum my acer 5660 is not starting or booting up i tried to restore it and i can only get to a blank screen with a please wait a mom Forum My Acer has the Interpol virus. Now it just shows a blank screen. The F2 and F12 didn't work, and I could only see the desktop Forum PC freezing/blank screen, could it be because of my power supply? Forum My Acer laptop comes up blank and says "press F2 to continue" which takes me to the InsydeH20 Setup Utility screens....is the Forum My Acer laptop comes up blank and says "press F2 to continue" which takes me to the InsydeH20 Setup Utility screens....is the Forum acer aspire 8730 blank screen Forum Acer 5670 won't boot blank screen Forum Acer aspire 5315 blank screen? Forum flashing curser blank screen .mother board Bad Forum Acer Aspire 7720G Blank Screen Sometimes Forum Acer 4551G Blank screen Forum Supermicro X7DA8 board with dual Xeon BIOS flash issue, trying to change processors and get a blank screen Forum My acer screen go blank white when starting applications... Forum SolvedGateway laptop powers up LED screen comes on but just blank Forum I have an acer 5534 when turns on blank screen Forum 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 !