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Acer Monitor Auto Config Please Wait message

by hanaleidy / November 30, 2008 8:45 AM PST

I have an Acer X163W monitor..and a very annoying message that continues to appear dead center of the screen: "Auto Config Please Wait". I want this message to go away forever. It is not only distracting but is limiting the use of my computer - please help

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Acer Monitor Auto Config Please Wait Message
by hanaleidy / November 30, 2008 11:21 AM PST
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I have used every trick the manual suggested, to no avail. I cannot get the message to go away. If I hold a button down on the bottom rim of the monitor, it will go away, but pop back immediately when I let go.

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Tell me a little more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2008 11:31 AM PST

What video size, refresh rate are you attempting?

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A solution
by oldronruns / March 3, 2011 1:00 PM PST

The same message on my old Acer AL1916 began appearing. I tried numerous fixes without success. Then I realized there is an auto config button below my desktop monitor. I pushed the button repeatedly trying to get it to turn on and off, with limited success. Then I discovered that if I held the button down the message disappeared but when I let the button come back up the message reappeared. So I used an old clamp that was in my workshop to hold the button down. The message disappeared, never to return. After 24 hours I removed the clamp. Still no message. Apparently the button was stuck and the clamp shut it off. Hope this helps someone.

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