20 Most Recent Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor - Page 4 Questions & Answers


The power supply board has one or more bad capacitors that are open, sometimes they leave a bulge at the top making it easier to spot.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Apr 21, 2012


it has bad caps ..plain and simple ... there are 6 of them that go bad and you may lose the 5volt line or the 12 volt line or both which results in A. no display at all OR the display does work and you can see with the flashlight trick OR B. both lines down which will result in no image nor any backlight at all ... as far as the 6 caps ? i will have to look at my notes and then will post locations and mfd / voltage of the failed caps..

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Apr 11, 2012


More likely to have shorted out transistors (c5706/5707) in the inverter circuits, common problem. You will need DMM to check them out. Post back what you find so we can guide you further.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Apr 11, 2012


A blinking power light is not indicating power safe mode, it indicates a failure of the power supply board in the monitor. Here is a link to repair guides that show how to open and repair the power supply boards in the Dell E173 series of monitors;

http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/category/monitor-repair/dell-monitor-repair/

I hope this helps,

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Apr 08, 2012


Hmmm...Stuck in power save. I guess when you push the power button, the monitor says power save, then blanks to power save, no matter if the Computer is on or not.
This means the monitor does not see any signal from the computer. I would suspect the computer first. Try a different monitor (borrow one).
If the size of the monitor picture is too high and the monitor is an older LCD, you may have set the image size too high (1280x1024 will not work with this monitor and it will do this very thing).
A broken or damaged connector cable to the monitor can also cause this. Was the monitor unplugged from the computer just before this problem?

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Feb 27, 2012


could be your wires or your moniter itself check those replace the wires and see what happens if it doesnt work just pm me

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Feb 26, 2012


mines simler after 20mins goes of on its own mine got a build in power save mode that i cannot change think it eco settings i tryed display setting on pic moniter still does it videcs stat on and when i move my mouse it comes back mabe a auto stand buy setting

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Feb 25, 2012


Hello,

The flashing light on the Dell E173 series indicates a failure in the power supply board. This series has several versions on the board so you will need to know the exact model, it is listed on the label at the bottom of the back cover. The versions are E173FPc, E173FPb and E173FPf. We have repair instructions posted on our web site at: http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/category/monitor-repair/dell-monitor-repair/ that cover each version on the unit. The repairs will require replacing a few pars that will need to be soldered.


I hope this helps, if so please rate our solution.

Buddy
Corporate Computer
www.ccl-la.com

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Jan 05, 2012


If you have a dual-head video card, you will need to go into display properties where you should see 2 monitors. One will be grayed out. You need to right-click on that one and tell the computer that it's connected. Then you can set it up.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Nov 03, 2011


-Flip the LCD face down and remove the screws that hold the base in place. -looking at the top edge of the LCD monitor you should see a small notch on each end between the front bezel and the back cover. -Using a plastic tool or a flat blade screw driver insert the tip and gently pop the case open. -Work your way around the edge of the case. -Once the LCD monitor is open unplug the control panel connector from the right side and remove the front bezel. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this post.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Nov 01, 2011


Blinking power switch light?
More likely to be due to shorted out transistors in the inverter circuits as shown here:
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/DELL/Dell%20E173FPb/

Not really worth fixing for the monitor that is more than 4 years old.

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.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Oct 27, 2011


Look for bad fuse, shorted transistors, bad caps, and cold solder joints on the power/inverter board.
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/DELL/Dell%20E173FPb/

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.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Oct 22, 2011


There are more than one version of this model, please see my pictures here;
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/DELL/
If you are going to DIY and already try the monitor with another PC, and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
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
Parts: www.shopjimmy.com
Parts: http://interliquidparts.com/

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.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Oct 10, 2011


Hello,

You have a monitor with a common problem. After a few years some LCD monitors will blow a power supply. The problem is caused by parts called capacitors overheating in the confined space of he monitor. If you are good at electronics repair/soldering you can usually fix he problem. Check out a few pictures on my web site www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm You can take the back cover off your monitor and look for the bad parts,replace any that look like the pictues and your monitor should work fine. The capacitors do need to be installed with the correct + and -connections, note the stripe on the old one and insert the new one the same way. If you don't want to try the repair yourself we offer a repair service for $35 plus shipping. If your problem is not the capacitors then it would be the backlights and that is much more difficult to replace.

I hope this helps, if so please rate my solution.

Buddy
Corporate Computer
www.ccl-la.com
Over 21 years of computer and printer support/repair

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Oct 09, 2011


It could be the display driver issue as the monitor should be detected by default.Try connecting to the display port direct;y to the CPU display port if you are connecting to the graphics card and then check.

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Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Oct 04, 2011


Hello,

You have a failure of the power supply board. The problem is caused by parts called capacitors that have shorted and this causes the backlight circuit to stop working. Here is a link to a page that show how to repair the power supply board and get the monitor back going again.

http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/category/monitor-repair/dell-monitor-repair/


I hope this helps, if so please rate my solution.

BuddyMc

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Sep 21, 2011


I was given the same monitor by a friend which was displaying the same symptoms, upon disassembling the case and examining the power board (the larger of the 2 boards inside the case) it was apparent that the problem was 2 defective capacitors located on the upper right hand corner of the board (a capacitor is the barrel shaped components that have an X indentation in the top of them), when these components fail they swell and the X indentation will split allowing the internal pressure to be released safely. specifically it was theC862 cap which is a 25V 1000uF & the C869 cap which is a 25V 470uF. Both components cost less than $1.00 each and after replacement the monitor is working fine.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Sep 17, 2011


It can be bad solder joints, shorted transistors, bad fuse in the inverter circuits, bad caps, worst case will be the lamp assemblies.
See my pictures here:
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/DELL/Dell%20E173FPb/

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
Parts: www.shopjimmy.com
Parts: http://interliquidparts.com/

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.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Aug 29, 2011

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