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Dell w1700 NTSC to PAL

I have this LCD TV/monitor. 1. It was bought in USA. Is there any way to swich it from NTSC to PAL system? 2. How to enter service menu? 3. Is there any chance to obtain a service manual? Thank you for any help.

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Re: dell w1700 NTSC to PAL

Check with the dell company they might be able to help you with a manual.if they cannot go to good enter into service menu push down both up and down chammel button together and the menu will pop up,from there you can toggle it with you up and down volume button.

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