Question about Dell E173FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor
Hello, Boy, am I glad I found this site before I spend boo-koo bucks on a new monitor. I walked away and my monitor went into screen-saver mode after 15 minutes as it's set to do. I came back again and the screen was blank, dark. I usually just have to move my mouse a bit to get my screen to show the site I was on. This time I moved my mouse and all I saw on the blank screen was a millionth of a second flick. Moved mouse again, same thing. Almost like the screen wants to turn off or on but doesn't. I've moved the screen to other desktops in the house and it's the same thing. I've double and triple checked all connections. All the green lights on the front seem to be just fine but I get no picture, only a black screen and a very slight/hardly noticeable flicker on the screen when I move my mouse. Turning off and on, rebooting, shutting down machine for a couple of hours and moving screen to other computers doesn't change anything. Have any ideas before I go plunk down money on a new screen? Thank you all ever so much for being here for us not-so-smart-when-it-comes-to-computers people. Amity
I have an E152FP and I was having the exact same problem...my fix was just to turn down the brightness below 60 and I have not had a problem since. Hope this helps...
Posted on Apr 29, 2007
I chased around the unit, disconnected the LCD for the controller and the back lights. I found that the green led stayed on with these disconnected.
Following this I discovered that the 1000uF 16V cap had swelled (been damaged). These are near the two diodes on a heat sync. I replaced both 1000uF 16V caps and the 470uF 16V.
And now it works, I even get the Dell Genesis logo when applying power to the unit.
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
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