Question about Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor
How do you remove the back off of this unit. when purchased never powered up from factory. they sent new monitor but dont want to trash this any ideas?
generally dell monitors open from the bottom they have slight indented flat spaces for a small flat head screw driver to twist and pop the frame apart I start on the bottom left and work my way right and then open the sides carefully and last the top.
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Posted on Feb 17, 2009
First, verify the monitor is functional.
Monitor STFC (Self Test Feature Check)
Turn off the monitor
Plug the monitor power cord directly into the wall socket to remove any
surge protectors or APCs from the troubleshooting equation
Unplug the monitor video cable from the back of the computer
Turn on the monitor
The floating dialog box should appear on screen against a black background.
If the issue appears during the STFC, the monitor is defective.
What are the results please?
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
rtutt, First, before you start to tear apart the monitor any further, take pic's (close-ups) of screws, cables and their positions BEFORE detaching them from their board mounted jacks. Second, the fuse will be a small pigtail type soldered to the power supply board. It's the board that will have the connector on it that the line cord plugs into from outside the plastic cover. This is Pretty neat for you because if you forget where something goes, you can always open up another monitor. Well if you get the steel shield cover removed (BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO RIP OFF ANY CABLES OR MULTI CONDUCTOR RIBBON FLEX CABLES) the cables can then be popped off. you can probably catch a video of monitor tear-down on YOUTUBE.com by doin a search on LCD repair. Yes I have seen some that are 8 to 12min long on the tube. Also you will be visually checking all large electrolytic capacitors for SWOLLEN tops of their aluminum can. You will need a large magnifying glass to inspect the solder side of the board for circular hairline fractures around the leads of heavy and larger "through-hole components, that have been thermally/mechanically STRESSED over the years. they will need to be resoldered. Well any way, keep me posted of your progress. Im louie12fix or lmistyrel@ aol.com PS: I have dell and will take pic's of board!!
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
SOURCE: dell monitor
This is most likely the power inverter board in the monitor - this is common in many monitors. If it started taking longer and longer to display an image, and the power light is blinking on-and-off, that's most likely the problem. You can confirm that it's actually the monitor and not your computer or the cable by plugging in another monitor if you have one to try. If it's under warranty, send it back, if not, there are inverter boards for many common models of LCD monitors that are replaceable. The board can run anywhere from $50 on up. Depending on how old your monitor is, and how much you've invested into it, you may find it better to just replace it with a gently used one from ebay.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
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