Dual Monitors, 1 Intermittent

September 21, 2010 at 09:09:33
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 2 GHz / 2GB

Dual monitor setup, one analog and 1 digital. (Onboard graphics w/ 1 each output.)
Problem; sometimes, digital side not picking up display input every time. Power light comes on and then starts to flash off intermittently with a blank screen. Analog works every time. This is evident at bootup. If I wait for the post beep and then hit the power to that monitor, it sometimes catches, and sometimes shows the Acer splash and then shuts to blank.
The displays are extended across each other w/ #2 on the right (analog) now the main display.
(couldn't see desktop when #1 not working)
I have switched cables between the 2, and both monitors are in working order. Also switched out cables with no difference.
System specs:

Acer Aspire M1202 (Desktop)
AMD Athlon 64 LE1640 Processor
2gig DDR2 mem.
320 GB HDD
ATI Radeon 2100 integrated graphics
Acer DVD multi-drive
2- Optiquest Q20wb 20" widescreens
Windows 7 home prem.

This system is about a year old, and 7 was a free online upgrade from Vista, courtesy of the manuf.

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September 23, 2010 at 06:56:44

Now BOTH monitors intermittent after power down last night and power on this am.
What the @#$! Am I screwed here? This is driving me nuts. It worked so well for so long...

Any clues from you guys would be greatly appreciated. Because with an integrated graphic set, this may be difficult to fix. Or may be just an oversight on my part.
If I can get 1 display to work, and there's something I can change internally that was messed up, it would be a lot easier.


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October 25, 2010 at 17:47:55

Yah, boys and girls. They are both out of extended warranty. After some really decent correspondence (customer support was good), Viewsonic offered to repair them at my cost and shipping.
Well- there goes $580. Unless I pay them to fix 'em. At least I kept the original boxes.
Good company- NOT a good product.

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