20 Most Recent Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor - Page 6 Questions & Answers


It has shorted out transistors in the inverter circuits, check them out first, also check the fuse in the inverters section.
If you are going to DIY 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/home/budm/allalbums
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 troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.
Replacement board: http://www.lcdrepair.us

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Mar 28, 2011


You need to check all the pins at both ends of the video cable. Just incase, you should also try i with another PC 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.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Mar 25, 2011


at the bottom of the monitor there are buttons, go ther and change the settings.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011


Hi Ron,

It sounds like the monitor is not receiving a signal, or that the signal is one that it can't display (wrong screen resolution etc).

Can you make sure the monitor cable is securely plugged in at the monitor and the PC?

Do you have another PC you can try with that monitor?

Do you have an spare monitor cable you can try?

Is this the only monitor connected to your PC or are you using is as a second monitor?

I'm happy to try and help you solve this.

Kind regards,

Chris

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011


* If the issue is visible in the monitor STFC (Self-Test Feature Check), the monitor is defective. * If not, the issue is with either the video card driver or the video card.
* Turn off both your PC and monitor * Disconnect the monitor from the PC (either the white DVI or the blue VGA. They should never be connected at the same time to one PC) * Turn the monitor on * The floating Dell red/green/blue/white dialog box should appear on a black background * Check for the issue

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011


http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Dell%20E173FPb/
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 DELL 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: 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.
Please leave rating if it helps.


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

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


It may have bad transistors in the inverter circuits, also check the fuse to make sure it read less than 1 Ohm.
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Dell%20E173FPb/

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 DELL 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: 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.
Please leave rating if it helps.
Replacement board: http://www.lcdrepair.us

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011


Well, we need to verify if it is the monitor or PC's video card problem. You need to hook it up to another PC if it will work OK first, when this DELL failed, it will not have backlight working due to failed power supply caps or transistors in the inverter circuits.
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Dell%20E173FPb/
So please let us know what you find.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011


If they are only lasting 3 days you have bad Ballast transformers. You may also check the diodes and resistors on the secondary side to see if they are failing (Allowing to much voltage to the transistors). TCC

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011


Sounds like some bad capacitors, probably on the power board. I've had the same problem with a Dell 17" monitor, a 42" plasma tv and a 37" LED LCD tv, all now fixed and working properly.

If it's under warranty then send it back to be fixed. If not then you have two options.

1. Pay a tv repairman or similar to fix it for you. Probably the most expensive option.

2. You could remove/replace them yourself if you're handy with electronics, or know someone who is. All you need is a soldering iron and a screwdriver. The capacitors themselves are quite cheap and easy to replace

They should look something like this:
drunknmonkey_4.jpg
As you should be able to see, the one on the left is bulging. The blue stripe with the arrow tells you that the lead on that side is the negative, the positive lead should also be longer than the negative one.

Tools needed
-----------------
1. Soldering iron.
2. Solder - not acid core
3. Phillips screwdriver
4. Flat head screwdriver
5. Wirecutters


Instructions
--------------
1. Unplug monitor and open case.

2. Identify power board, it should have a lot of electrolytic caps on there and obviously should be connected to where the power lead is attached.

3. Identify the bad caps, they should be bulging and/or leaking, although not always. Note down the three values for each cap (eg 220uf, 16v, 105c) and their approximate dimensions, and get new ones, preferably Rubicon or Panasonic, the link below will help you chose some good ones. If in doubt you could remove them and take them to the shop, but you'll have to remember where each one goes and which way round it was (take a pic).

4. Very carefully heat up the contacts on one side with the soldering iron, and rock the cap the other way, then do the other side, keep doing this until the cap comes out.

4. Replace with new cap, making sure that you observe the polarity and make sure it's securely seated and soldered in. Make sure the solder is neat, tidy and doesn't contact anything else. If there's any solder left in the holes then you'll have to heat it up or remove it before you can get the new cap's leads through. Once done properly trim the leads off so they won't cause any problems.

5. Replace casing and test. If it doesn't work then you'll have been a bit messy with the solder, tidy it up and try it again.

Here's some links to help you:

Bad caps faq - should have pretty much everything you need to know.
http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=425

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011


Please try this:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4554052-dell_monitor_lock_unlock_instruction

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: 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.
Please leave rating if it helps.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011


If this happens and you can lightly see your desktop then this may seem like a brightness issue but it's not. The picture displays very faintly, this is because the backlight isn't working. Which in turn is either because (most likely in this case) the inverter circuit has failed or the cold cathode tube has blown. If you're new to the electronics business and are not sure how to solder and connect circuits then this is the job for a qualified repair technician.

If you want to try it youself go here to order some spares

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011


Look for fuse, transistors, cold solder joints first:
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Dell%20E173FPb/

Repalcement boards: http://www.lcdrepair.us/Invpowersupply.html


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: 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.
Please leave rating if it helps.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011


It does the same when attached another PC?
Inspect the power supply/inverter board for bad caps, cold solder joints, fuse, transistors first.
Boards: http://lcdrepair.us/Invpowersupply.html

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 DELL 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: 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.
Please leave rating if it helps.

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


It will need parts or new board as you can see here:
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Dell%20E173FPb/

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

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 DELL 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: 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.
Please leave rating if it helps.

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


hi there press the menu button on the lcd & there is an option for color setting.

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


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 DELL 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: 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.
Please leave rating if it helps.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Jan 16, 2011


hit the auto adjust button

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011

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