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[Walmart] Acer VG271U Pbmiipx 27" WQHD Gaming Monitor, $229.999

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Ok i think i got the flickers for sure now. Happens to me at around 50-60 hrs in, so hard to catch tho since i only saw it 3 times in those total hours. What are the chances that they will replace parts for me without proof lol.
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LockAndKey wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 7:41 am
Ok i think i got the flickers for sure now. Happens to me at around 50-60 hrs in, so hard to catch tho since i only saw it 3 times in those total hours. What are the chances that they will replace parts for me without proof lol.
Hey Lock,

Mine started to flicker too around 54 hrs of uptime so I'm not surprised you're starting to experience this. I too thought I had a good panel at the start.

I had a camera affixed to an upright vacuum handle positioned beside me as I was using the computer. It's ghetto I know lol, but it works. Trouble is your videos will be gigabytes in size before you catch a flicker, but once you do, just fast forward to that spot to show them when you drop off the panel at the RMA center
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frugalshopper604 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 3:52 pm
Hey Lock,

Mine started to flicker too around 54 hrs of uptime so I'm not surprised you're starting to experience this. I too thought I had a good panel at the start.

I had a camera affixed to an upright vacuum handle positioned beside me as I was using the computer. It's ghetto I know lol, but it works. Trouble is your videos will be gigabytes in size before you catch a flicker, but once you do, just fast forward to that spot to show them when you drop off the panel at the RMA center
Appreciate your reply frugal, i have a phone propped up and record footage as i'm using the PC. It is so elusive tho, only happen when i'm not recording lol.
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LockAndKey wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 6:15 pm
Appreciate your reply frugal, i have a phone propped up and record footage as i'm using the PC. It is so elusive tho, only happen when i'm not recording lol.
LOL, if you want it to happen, watch YouTube at 1440p full screen. It WILL happen as it did for me. It may take a couple of hours but it'll happen eventually. I haven't watched so much YT non stop in my life!

Flickering happens most frequently on desktop during surfing and YT as others have noted.
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BillJ267 wrote:
Sep 15th, 2019 10:00 pm
Price went up 16 bucks instead of down :(
I wouldn't pay full price for this monitor as others have noted.

Mine still flickers even with the main board & power supply board replaced.

For those that paid the sale price of $229.99, I'd say keep it. Even with the flickering, it's an absolute steal as you're basically paying 1080p price for a 1440p freesync 144hz panel which is unheard of.

At this point, I'm waiting for the flickering to worsen to the point of a strobe light before I bring it in for another RMA so it's really obvious to them. With the above parts replaced, I really can't see them doing much else right now. Replacing the panel I heard won't do a thing as I've read it's not the panel at all.

If you guys have a different RMA experience in the upcoming weeks, please share.

Will keep you posted.
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frugalshopper604 wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 1:04 am
I wouldn't pay full price for this monitor as others have noted.

Mine still flickers even with the main board & power supply board replaced.

For those that paid the sale price of $229.99, I'd say keep it. Even with the flickering, it's an absolute steal as you're basically paying 1080p price for a 1440p freesync 144hz panel which is unheard of.

At this point, I'm waiting for the flickering to worsen to the point of a strobe light before I bring it in for another RMA so it's really obvious to them. With the above parts replaced, I really can't see them doing much else right now. Replacing the panel I heard won't do a thing as I've read it's not the panel at all.

If you guys have a different RMA experience in the upcoming weeks, please share.

Will keep you posted.
If they aren't able to fix it then they should give you a similar model without the issue to be honest.. Disappointing that it still flickers, it's definitely the panel IMO. Whether they have some in the facility to use as repairs or not is another thing.
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Jimboski wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 7:47 am
If they aren't able to fix it then they should give you a similar model without the issue to be honest.. Disappointing that it still flickers, it's definitely the panel IMO. Whether they have some in the facility to use as repairs or not is another thing.
It's very disappointing. I waiting to collect more video evidence before I head back to the RMA center.
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frugalshopper604 wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 9:26 pm
Have any of you guys RMA'd yet?
Mine seems to settle down these last 3 days, still don't wanna jynx it tho...
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LockAndKey wrote:
Sep 18th, 2019 12:13 am
Mine seems to settle down these last 3 days, still don't wanna jynx it tho...
No jynx... there are "good" days. I had a good day yesterday no flickers at all. That's why it's so hard to diagnose.
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frugalshopper604 wrote:
Sep 18th, 2019 12:30 am
No jynx... there are "good" days. I had a good day yesterday no flickers at all. That's why it's so hard to diagnose.
Today i noticed that whenever i clean my desk, the screen wobbles causes flickering. I think this monitor is very sensitive to movement, and the horrible stand does not help at all lol.
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LockAndKey wrote:
Sep 18th, 2019 10:47 am
Today i noticed that whenever i clean my desk, the screen wobbles causes flickering. I think this monitor is very sensitive to movement, and the horrible stand does not help at all lol.
Have mine wall mounted, flickers every hour LOL. They come in bunches, like 2-3 within 30 minutes. Probably gonna send it out upcoming Monday..
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LockAndKey wrote:
Sep 18th, 2019 10:47 am
Today i noticed that whenever i clean my desk, the screen wobbles causes flickering. I think this monitor is very sensitive to movement, and the horrible stand does not help at all lol.
Hmm, that shouldn't happen unless you have a cold solder in the circuitry somewhere.

Are you guys experiencing the flickering on desktop or gaming?

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