Question about Dell E172FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor
This problem is very often caused by dry electrolytic capacitors on the inverter board. If you have some skill with soldering you could try to change them. When buying new ones ask for LOW-ESR capacitors for switching mode power supplies (SMPS) and 105°C, they are a little bit more expensive than normal electrolytic capacitors, but are designed for this aplications so they lasts more. Normal el. caps will also works fine so when you cannot buy LOW-ESR for SMPS use normal ones.
Posted on Dec 04, 2007
The problem could be the power supply as it was for my brother in law's monitor with this issue. The power supply read 12VDC when checked with a voltmeter, but when connected to the monitor. was loading down and cycling causing the flashing green power light on the monitor. You can check the power supply by connecting a 12 volt car parking light bulb to give the power supply a load, The power supply green light extinguished and failed to light the 12 volt car bulb when connected. The power supply is rated at 12 volts at 4 amps and another power supply rated 12 volts at 2 amps would power the light bulb and monitor when connected. Hope this helps and have a great day!
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
Just a tipp.
I have also a 447XS 17" monitor. I have the same problem (the monitor works a lot and then the picture goes away, but the power led is on).
The problem is the poor soldering (broken soldering points) at the high voltage transformer legs. Just a little soldering and the monitor works great again.
Warning! Be cautious at soldering! The components contains high voltage also at deactivated state!!!
Sorry for the bad english.
Posted on Jan 31, 2008
Posted on Apr 22, 2008
Hey, guys, my power surged and my monitor power button flashes green and the screen is blank. When plugged in, I listen into the back, I hear click and a beep with every flash. I'm just saying, if you guys hear this, it's definately a problem in the monitor and not in the computer, because mine works well with an older monitor. The power source probably died inside, meh.
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
It's easy to fix. Replace the power supply board or more commonly called inverter board. I fixed mine, it's easy.
Posted on Dec 22, 2007
I have had temporary success restarting windows... then I get display again--for me it typically happens during a restart.
Posted on Dec 12, 2007
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Posted on May 20, 2006
You have a monitor with a common problem. After a few years some LCD monitorswill blow a power supply. The problem is caused by parts calledcapacitors overheating in the confined space of he monitor. If you aregood at electronics repair/soldering you can usually fix he problem. Check out a few pictures on my web site www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htmYou 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 workfine. The capacitors do need to be installed with the correct + and -connections, note the stripe on the old one and insert the new one thesame way. If you don't want to try the repair yourself we offer a repair service for $35 plus shipping. I hope this helps, if so please rate my solution.
Over 21 years of computer and printer support/repair
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
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It sounds like 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 the monitor. If you are good at electronics repair/soldering you can usually fix the 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 pictures 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.
I hope this helps, if so please rate my solution.
Over 21 years of computer and printer support/repair
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
A flashing green is usually a power supply failure on the main board of the LCD and a protective shut down circuit kicks in when the voltages are not correct at the check sum.
This also depending on the circuit configuration that the monitor is in standby mode. Your user manual can give you this information.
This also may be the video card itself or a loose cable.
Check the monitor cable to see if it is secured.
Also check you resolution settings on the PC. This procedure will require you to connect another monitor to the pc to see if it will bring a signal.
If a signal is visible then the video card is ok.
If not then you will have to check the video driver for the video graphic display card and or replace the card.
Posted on Apr 17, 2010
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