20 Most Recent Dell E171FPb 17" TFT LCD Flat Panel Monitor Questions & Answers


1. Push the menu button at the front side of your Dell monitor. The icon looks look like a miniature version of your monitor.

2. Push the menu button again. This will exit the monitor menu and launch the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu.

3. Use the down arrow button on your monitor to select "Factory Reset."

4. Push the menu button.

5. Use the down arrow button to select "All Settings." Press the menu button to save changes.

6. Push the menu button twice to exit from the menu. Your Dell monitor will go back to its factory settings default, and its auto-detect feature will be disabled.

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Nov 30, 2014


This would seem to suggest a lack of power from the PC. Check the cable from the graphics adapter (usually blue if VGA) and the connection to the monitor itself.

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Oct 14, 2014


Monitor has got no icons because it has no memory of itself. All the icons are stored in the hard disk itself which only CPU has. So, I think you can remove then by simply uninstalling the program from control panel> programs and features or simply by deleting the icon by it will not remove the whole software from your hard disk as icons on desktop are only shortcuts.

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Jun 09, 2014


Hi friend,

You can purchase TV tuner card then you can use as TV. There is not other option for you....

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Nov 21, 2013


You will have to open up the monitor next, it can be as simple as blown fuse in the power supply or in the inverter circuits, shorted transistors, bad caps, ect,.
Please see example of failed DELL E series 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:

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 E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Aug 01, 2011


check the display on some other screen also, if there is no display in other screen the problem is in the cpu, remove the RAM from the slot then insert it again then check

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Jul 29, 2011


This is an industry standard VGA cable. Anything else is something different.(ie not VGA).

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Jun 05, 2011


You have a problem with the buttons on your monitor. The symptoms you describe indicates that the problem is with the menu button acting like it is being constantly pressed. It often caused by debris getting into the button. To troubleshoot, you will need to open the case of the monitor to clean/repair the problem. To do that, you will need a putty knife and seperate the two bezel from the back panel. To help you explain how to open the monitor look at this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q6_TgNJvQw Hope this helps you.

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Jan 21, 2011


Hi Good day!! Try to check the power cable. replace the power cable and then try to turn it on.

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Nov 19, 2010


Does it work as a stand alone monitor (single display)?
If not, it may have the problem in the power supply/inverter board.
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, 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/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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
http://www.badcaps.net
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/


http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.


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

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Aug 08, 2010


Same as used for the PC power cord. NEMA5-15P to IEC C13.

http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Aug 01, 2010


Reset the factory default: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/E171FPB/En/controls.htm#AccessingtheMenu_System
If that doesn't work and it's not under warranty a baseball bat will relieve some stress at least.

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Jun 25, 2010


Check the power supply DC filter caps, burnt parts, cold solder joints, etc.
If you are going to DIY repair, please read below and look at my album of failed Dell monitors to get some ideas.
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
http://www.badcaps.net

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Jun 25, 2010


This message "safe mode press any key" sounds more like the problem is in the PC. You need to try another monitor with this PC, also try the monitor with other PC. Need to narrow down the problem first. Plase post back.

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Apr 09, 2010


Hi,

its possibly because of corrupted BIOS...

one way to clear it out is to reset BIOS into its defaults...

disconnect system from the power supply then,
open the cabinet cover of your CPU and take out the CMOS battery from it...
after a minute put it back in the motherboard...
now start the system...

this will reset the BIOS and the system with default settings...

hope it will clear it out..
if it helps please give a vote...

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Mar 07, 2010


It is a hardware problem and needs a replacement. Also try to unpress/release it by tapping lightly on the monitor. If you feel it is a driver problem then go to Start->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager->Monitor. Remove this monitor and from Action in the Menu select San for New HW. the monitor drivers will be loaded and you can then reboot.

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Nov 08, 2009


Your screen is set to sideways. These the common features for all video cards. You can set it back to default, just go to video control panel of your video card and find Display Rotation.

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Nov 03, 2009


Here is a website that provides instructions to repair the inverter on a similar model:

http://josepino.com/?howto-repair-dell

Dell E171FPb 17"... | Answered on Oct 05, 2009

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