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hey,

so i just got this new monitor, its the Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22", and i installed it last night. When i turned it on, for some reason after i installed my gpu 2 weeks ago i cant open display properties so i downloaded ATI catalyst and changed the resolution to 1650x1080. However im still getting lots of green pixels especially when watching movies and playing games.

I dont know if these are dead pixels because they keep changing. I have a warranty but i dont know if i actually need to take it down to the shop or if there is another way to fix it.

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post #2 of 7
Try connecting it to your DVD player or another computer and see what happens.
Use a high motion video to test, if you can.
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post #3 of 7
Sounds like your monitor. Also, try stress testing your GPUs to make sure they aren't artifacts.
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dead pixels, it's every lcd owner's worst nightmare ( i have 2 on my monitor)

there are different kinds of dead pixels:
1:ones that are always black and are truely "dead"
2:ones that are stuck on all the time (what i have ) which can be a problem when watching something that has alot of black
3:(the ones you have) that get stuck on one color or another

there's hope though because they can sometimes be fixed.

1): one way is to play a video that flashes all 3 colors very quickly, to "unstick" that pixel, there are various applets on the internet for this, a quick google came up with this one

2);the second method is a little more direct and involves you putting a soft cloth over the end of a pencil and (with the monitor off) appily some pressure on that spot for about 10-20 seconds, then turning on the screen again

don't take my advice on that one to the word, but there are about 30 sites that tell you how to do it better than me (use google)

3): finally.....if you can't unstick your pixels, most lcd manufacturers have a policy on dead pixels, and if you have enough of them it warrants an immediate replacement for free. just look into this on your manufacturers website

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post #5 of 7
What do you mean with lots of green pixels?

Is it a few, 1-5? or is it more?

Try connecting the monitor to another computer and see if it works. If it work its the GPUs fault.
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i'm thinking it's his monitor as the green pixel's don't show up on the SS

but were there green pixels before the graphics card was installed?
    
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i had the graphics card installed 2 weeks ago, the monitor i got yesterday. And thanks guys ill try the ideas and get back to you. Also could it be because it hooked it up as DVI? My last monitor was VGA.

-edit- dang sorry the green pixels arent showing up on screenshot :S
-edit 2- it worked! Thanks everyone. I connected it with the VGA in socket in the monitor then i use my vga-dvi adapter taht came with my gpu and hooked the vga into the dvi socket in the computer. It turned on and no more green pixels! appreciate the help everyone
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