Question about Dell UltraSharp 1701FP 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor
My dell 1701fp monitor takes several dozen attempts sometimes to turn on. Sometimes more, some less. When finally on it seems fine. Each time i press the power button, the power light and screen flicker momentarily then go blank again. It is very frustrating as it can take ages to get on! Anyone know whats wrong?
I had the same thing happen recently.
I wish it was better news but It's a Capacitor that's burning out.
For myself, I just grabbed another monitor from my garage but I did look up the problem first and found video's on how to fix the problem.
It requires some soldering and a little talent along those lines.
I have no doubt I could do it, I just didn't feel like doing it then.
At the bottom of this post is one link to a DIY Fix it vid.
Another option is to find a used monitor.
Of course there are sites like E-Bay or Craig's that you could try but there is a recycle site that people give things away and take things on, called (freecycle).
This is a great site, I've used it in both directions many times with no problems.
NOTE: Use common sense.
I recommend that anytime your going to meet someone from the web you don't know that you take someone with you or at the very least tell someone exactly where you going and any other pertinent info.
Here are the 2 links I mentioned
Posted on Dec 03, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello, My name is Richard; I am part of Dells Online Community Outreach group. Solution 1 is good as the inverter may be going out. The inverter lights up the screen for the picture to be displayed, other wise you would only be able to see very dark shadows. In the end it would be a good idea to call our technical support at 1-800-822-8965 and find out if the monitor is still under warrantee. Or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, place attention Richard in the subject line. We can assist you in determining what the issue is and help apply a solution. Regards, Richard
Posted on May 30, 2007
i bought a new acer 19" . i will try to change the capacitors and see how it works. if not, i will try the power inverter option. but my new lcd itself cost me 100$ after rebate. so paying 70 pounds for an inverter is unwise. previous poster, I am sure it is problem with monitor and not the connector coz it doesn't do the self diagnosis. thanks for all the responses so far.
Posted on Jun 12, 2007
Any luck with the Dell people?
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Posted on Aug 06, 2008
I buy and sell these monitors (Dell E17FP) the problem is with the transisters (Q739, Q740, Q759, Q760) they short out and the monitor will just blink on and off. You have to desolder them and test them with a simple battery and light circuit. The reason they blow is because of the dirty solder joints by the transformers. If only on pair of backlights work the problem maybe transisters Q751, Q743. I home this answers your questions.
Posted on Sep 12, 2008
We have the same problem and think that the monitor may be getting too warm with staying on all of the time. Try to turn off the monitor when you arent using it. It might save you some time while you look for another monitor.
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
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