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How to fix a Dell Monitor that just flashes the power light or also flashes the screen on and off very fast. In this video I repair my E178FPb with this problem. In my video, I show how to take it apart, recognize the problem, and replace the parts. I ordered the parts off Mouser and it only cost around $6 with shipping. The problem was visual and I found 2 electrolytic capacitors bulging and a ceramic capacitor burnt. Mouser Electronics Electronic Components Distributor

on Jun 10, 2015 | Dell E178FP 17 inch LCD Monitor


Zaheer khan,
To unlock the monitor controls and get rid of the lock you can press and hold the menu button in for 20 seconds. You can also try the information listed in the link below.
http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/Dell-LCD-Monitor-Flashing-Padlock-Icon/index.htm
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
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Dell E178FP 17... | Answered on Mar 31, 2015


I don't know what you're referring to, but here is something i think it might be...

1. Power on the monitor.
2. Press and hold the MENU button for at least 15 seconds.
3. Look to see if an UNLOCK icon appears on the screen.
4. Release the MENU button and wait 5 seconds.
5. Press any button on the monitor to test.
6. Turn off the monitor if it is no longer needed.

Dell E178FP 17... | Answered on Feb 21, 2015


No, Dell E178FP Does not have built-in speakers.

Dell E178FP 17... | Answered on Feb 21, 2015


Look for bad caps as shown here: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/DELL/Dell%20E177FPv/

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors pictures: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/

Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.


Replacement board: http://www.lcdrepair.us

Dell E178FP 17... | Answered on Jan 25, 2015


Go to dell.com choose support and enter the service tag number which located on a sticker on the machine and you should be able to find the drivers

Dell E178FP 17... | Answered on Oct 23, 2013


try to visit this link
http://www.dell.com/support/contents/us/en/19/article/Product-Support/Self-support-Knowledgebase/hardware-support/monitors-portal

Dell E178FP 17... | Answered on Oct 15, 2013


The second button from the left on the bottom corner by the power button is the brightness button. If you press it the brightness menu is pop up on the screen. With the menu up you just use the three buttons on the left to select the function and the increase or decrease the brightness and contrast on the monitor.
BuddyMc

Dell E178FP 17... | Answered on Aug 09, 2013


Yes, the power supply, backlights inverter circuits, or worst case will be the lamp assembly could have gone out. You need in-depth troubleshooting if you are going to do component level repair works.
See example of failed DELL's : http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/DELL/
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply (they should be replaced in a set), blown fuses; poor solder joints, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors pictures: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/

Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.


Replacement board: http://www.lcdrepair.us

Dell E178FP 17... | Answered on Jun 05, 2011

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