Acer Monitor Keeps Going Black [11 Easy Ways]

Mar18,2024
Acer monitor keeps going black

Several days ago, I was occupied with some work on my monitor, when I observed that my Acer screen continually darkened.

At first, I thought it might be just flickering or an issue with the power cord, but it keeps happening frequently.

I unplugged the monitor from the power source and replugged it with the power source, but nothing seemed to work.

I thought it might be an issue with the cable I purchased, but it does not work. I worried about it.

I decided to research it. After some research, I finally found out why the Acer monitor keeps going black and how I can fix it.

In this article, we will explore why the monitor keeps going black and how you can fix this problem by following simple steps.

Let’s get started!

Acer monitor keeps going black

If your Acer monitor keeps going black, try these solutions to fix it.

1. Loose cable connections 

If you’re facing a problem with your monitor’s display, it may be caused by the loose cable connection between the monitor and pc.

Ensure that all cables are connected well to the monitor and pc; if you find a loose connection, then unplug the cable and let it for a few minutes; after a few minutes, replug it back into the monitor and pc.

Check the cables for external damage or cracks. If you find any external damage, you should repair it or replace it with a new one.

2. Faulty video cable

A faulty video cable can cause the monitor to not displaying. You should check the video cable for external damage if you find damage and repair it.

If you did not find the outer cracks check the cable with another monitor. If the cable does not work with the other monitor, you should replace it with a new one.

3. Faulty ports

If you’re facing a problem with your monitor, you should check the monitor ports and pc.

If you find any damage in ports, you should replace them with a new one. 

4. Screen saver

Sometimes the screen saver can cause the monitor to not displaying. You should check the monitor for the screen saver mode; if you find it enabled, you should disable it.

Disable the screen saver by following the steps

1. Click on the window key, then click on the settings

2. Now click on the personalization 

3. Then click on the lock screen 

4. Now scroll down and click on the screen saver settings

5. Now select the screen saver and set it to none, then click on apply 

Now the screen saver of your monitor is disabled.

5. Update graphic driver

You should also check the graphic card with another monitor. If it does not work, you should replace it with a new one.

Also, check the card for the update; if you find the update, then update the graphic card drivers.

Follow the steps for updating the drives

1. Right-click on the window key, then click on the device manager 

2. Now click on the display adapter then right-click on the option which you get

3. Now click on the update drive

4. Select the search for the automatically for the drives

5. If it says the best driver is already installed, then you do not need to update the driver

6. Factory reset the monitor

If your monitor keeps going black, it may be an issue with the settings of your monitor. The factory reset may solve the problem.

Follow the steps to factory reset the monitor

1. Press the menu button, then select the menu option

2. Now click on the other settings

3. Select the factory reset the monitor 

Now your monitor is the factory reset.

7. Check the power settings

Check the power settings of the monitor to solve the issue.

Check the power settings by following the steps

1. Click on the window key, then click on the settings

2. Now search power in the search bar then click on the power and sleep settings

3. Now click on the screen and sleep settings

4. Now ensure the sleep and power settings are set to the never

8. Corrupted system files

Missing or corrupted system files can cause the monitor to go black; you should check the system files. If you find missing or corrupted files, you should repair them.

Follow the steps for checking the files 

1. Click on the search bar, then search cmd then click on it

2. Now write the command sfc/scannow, then press enter

3. If it says the system did not find the violation after the 100% verification, your files are not missing or corrupted.

9. Third-party software

The outer or third-party software can cause this issue. You should uninstall the third-party software to solve this issue.

Uninstall the software by following the steps

1. Search the control panel in the search bar and click on it

2. Then select the small icons by clicking on the category

3. Click on the programs and features

4. Now click on the software which you want to uninstall, then click on the uninstall

10. Overheating

The long-term use of the monitor can cause the monitor to overheat.

Vent blockage also causes the monitor to overheat; when the vents of the monitor are blocked by dust, the heat can not escape from the monitor then, it causes the monitor to overheat.

You should check the vents of the monitor; if you find blocked vents, you should clean them with a vacuum cleaner.

11. Contact customer support

If you’re still facing the problem after trying all the above solutions, you should contact 

the Acer customer support.

Customer support will provide you with a better solution for this problem.

FAQ

Why does my monitor keep going black for a few seconds?

If your monitor goes black for a few seconds, it may be caused by the display adapter. When the display adapter drivers are outdated, then it causes the monitor to go black.

You should update the drives of your monitor if you want to solve this issue.

What to do when the monitor comes on but is just black?

If your monitor has a black screen, try these solutions to fix the black screen.

To wake the screen of your monitor, follow the keyboard shortcut: Window key+P or ctrl+Alt+Del

Follow the keyboard shortcut for the black screen: Window key+ctrl+shift+B

Wrapping Up

If your Acer monitor keeps going black, try these solutions to fix the problem. If the above solutions does not work to solving the issue then you should contact to the customer support.

Customer support will have the best solution for this problem and you can solve the issue by help of customer support.

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