Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

monitor may have died or someone might have dropped it?
no other explanation. monitors can be gotten fairly cheap now-maybe at a PC Recycling shop or get new

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Jan 29, 2019 | 49 views

Take the RAM out to be sure that is not causing the issue. If it is then make sure it is seated right and is the right kind and try again. If the video card is not initializing that would cause the monitor to not work.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Nov 15, 2017 | 329 views

The fine print says it should work. Real life might be different. Do you have a genius bar, found at Apple stores, anywhere close? If so, make an appointment and let them make the connection for you. The genius bar is a free service and I've never found anything that they haven't been able to fix...and fix it quickly...if it's fixable.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Apr 17, 2017 | 112 views

try testing the monitor on another computer. if you dont have an extra desktop or laptop to test with. take over to a neighbor or a friend. if the monitor still doesn't turn on or no signal. the monitor is defective and needs to replaced or repaired by a technician

good luck

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Feb 28, 2017 | 386 views

What operating system? Most Dell monitors are plug-and-play.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Apr 27, 2016 | 67 views

To help you change the brightness and contrast settings from the LCD monitor, please follow the instructions mentioned below,
The control buttons are located at front panel of the monitor. The Brightness Button is used to select the Brightness/Contrast adjust functions. Press to switch functions or adjust settings.
To decrease the brightness or contrast press (-) button & to increase (+) as per your adjustment.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Mar 30, 2016 | 342 views

I am sure the problem is not related with Office 2013 installation. Please test your computer using another LCD monitor.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on May 14, 2016 | 196 views

Here's a video I made repairing my E178FPb and I show how to take it apart. I assume it comes apart the same as yours.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Jun 08, 2015 | 147 views

I made a video repairing my Dell E178FPb and I show how to take it apart.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Jun 08, 2015 | 371 views


The picture board on your monitor is bad, since it goes off after it is turned on and the power led or button is on, it means the picture board of your monitor has developed fault.

The best thing for you to do now is to take the monitor to a local repairer within your vicinity or any service center to help with the replacement of the picture board because the fault is not something you can fix yourself, in order not to complicate issues.

Take care.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Jun 03, 2015 | 392 views

Hold down the ALT key.
Touch the SPACE bar.
Touch the S ("size" key).
Touch LEFT-ARROW key.
Repeatedly press the RIGHT-ARROW key to move the left edge of the window to the right.
Touch the UP-ARROW key.
Repeatedly press the DOWN-ARROW key to move the top edge of the window towards the bottom.
Touch ENTER to "commit" the changes.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on May 10, 2015 | 69 views

hi. you need solder gun to replace the capacitors. you solder the legs of capacitors from backside of the board.
you can see the bellow link too:

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Apr 30, 2015 | 99 views

home depot, but they are doing away with them and replace them with LED. The reason is because of the mercy in the bulb.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Apr 30, 2015 | 98 views

My Dell E173FPc exhibited this same problem as described by many people on this site. Having looked through the solutions I decided to investigate further.

Posted solutions point to a faulty 12V smoothing capacitor, dry joints on the inverter transformer or faulty driver transistors. All these were Ok in my case, but on closer inspection a dry joint was found on L202 – see picture.

Cleaning off the old solder and re-soldering fixed the problem.
So if your monitor exhibits the same symptoms carefully inspect all the solder joints of large components around the inverter.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on May 07, 2015 | 5,853 views

I will admit, have never seen you monitor before. But looked up in Google and found this. Hope this helps.

1 Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. Then a menu should appear...
2 Press and hold it until it is over AUTO. Then tap the button once.

Let us know if it helps. It would not break your monitor to do the above. But be patient and follow the above simple procedures. This could help others same as you.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Dec 05, 2014 | 550 views

Shorted board inside monitor

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Nov 23, 2014 | 47 views

Could be one of two related situations both have to do with built up magnetic flux:

!. If you have used the monitor for a significant amount of time and have never degaussed it that might be it.

To fix: Go to where your monitor's controls are (eg screen size/position, Brightness, Contrast, etc.). Providing that we are referring to an older style monitor (like a TV) and not a flat screen, you should find a degaussing button located there. This button is marked with a depiction of a horseshoe magnet. Press it.

If you have on screen settings control, hit the menu button and select the icon that looks like a horseshoe magnet.

You'll hear a buzz and the screen will go kooky for a moment.

You're then degaussed. Your problem should go away.

2. You may have moved the monitor close to a source of electromagnetic interference (or vice-versa) this will also cause that sort of thing you describe (remember that there are electrical lines in the walls (another source of EMI)

In that case move the monitor away from the EMI source or move the EMI source away from the monitor.

Remember that it could be both 1 and 2. So if the problem lessens but does not go away fully try both steps.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Nov 06, 2014 | 1,665 views

I just fixed my for less then 1 minute. Here was the problem, when turn on the PC with the monitor connected. The screen appear like normal for about 2 seconds then shut off black but the GREEN power LED stay on, if i press the power off and turn it back on the screen act the same thing.
Here how to fix it, turn off the PC, unplug the monitor power cable then plug it back. The power LED will stay amber. Hold down both brights minus - and plus + same time, turn on the PC, keep hold the - and + buttons press the power button turn on the monitor.
You will see the screen back on, just hold for about 10 more seconds till you see the screen seem to stay on fine then realse them. That's it how i fixed my.....GOOD LUCK

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on May 07, 2015 | 1,260 views

Just wanted to say Thank You for the info on this site. I had the same problem as previously posted. When powered up, the monitor showed a fast flash of the desktop and then went black, with the power indicator flashing green. I read the posts, purchased the capacitors and the 4 - 2sc5707 transistors through ebay. I ordered them on the 6th and rec'd them today. I only had one bad capacitor and one transistor that checked bad, but I ordered 5 caps and 4 transistors. When ordering the caps be careful of the height of the caps. I found this to be a problem because I ordered the 50v, 105 degree Panasonic caps that didn't fit with the enclosure attached, so I used the 4 good caps removed previously and replaced the bad one with a 470uf, 50v. 85 degree cap from Rubycon I found among my spare parts. Installed the parts and the monitor is working properly (for the last two hours) so I'm happy for as long as the repair lasts. Thanks again for the info.

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on Oct 04, 2014 | 15,372 views

Your monitor power supply has several capacitors going bad. You’ll need to have these replaced by a reputable repair person or check my website Thanks

Dell E173FP 17"... | Answered on May 07, 2015 | 581 views

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