A circuit breaker popped, and when reset the PC started fine, but the monitor didn't. It's a 15 inch flat panel. The power light will blink from orange to green, and there will be a momentary flicker on the screen (it's too quick to tell if there is any content or if it's plain white) each time the light changes from orange to green. It behaves as if it's in sleep mode, but nothing I do will wake the monitor. It does this regardless of which PC it's attached to and other monitors work fine on the PC. We had surge protection on both pc and monitor. Is there a way to reset the monitor? It's a Dell E153PC 15 inch TFT LCD Flat Panel. There are four buttons on the front of the monitor, one is the menu, one has a plus sign, one has a minus sign, and the fourth is the power button. I have discovered that if I hold the minus sign button down, the power light will change to just orange and stay that way unless I disconnect power then it will return to the blinking state. I also cannot shut the monitor off with the power button. I've tried holding buttons down when I connect power, in all combinations, to no avail, I set up a computer to go into sleep mode, connected the monitor, then woke up the computer with no luck, I placed a PC in hibernation, connected the monitor, woke up the PC, and no luck there either. Is there something I'm missing? I've swapped out the cable with one that I know works and that didn't help, I've replaced the power cable (I know, but I'm desperate) and that didn't help either. Any further ideas would be most welcome.
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Re: Monitor won't display.
I would suggest that the "Event" that caused the CB to trip has caused ya Monitor to fail.. Probably in the Power Supply, My "Pet" area... lol.. anyway Thats wat I would think. It may even have an internal "Fuse" that has "Blown"?
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You have to remove the stand and use very thin flat balde screw driver to pop the front and the back panel apart starting at the bottom pf the unit. Are you sure that the back light lamps are bad? More likely to be the inverter circuits of bad capacitors in the power supply which is more likely, and if it does have bad caps, it will usually take out the transistors in the inverter circuit with it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
what does the pop up menu say? I'm guessing it says something like "Optimal settings are 1280x1024, Press 1 to confirm, press 2 to disable". If the message is anything like this, your monitor is trying to tell you that your display settings are less than optimal. You can either disable the message by "pressing 2" or changing your display settings to the recommended resolution. If the menu you're getting is just the control panel and there's no actual message, leave your computer on, reach around the back and disconnect the power cable from the monitor, wait 5 seconds and plug it back in. Samsung monitors sometimes have a glitch and need to be reset.
Try using a different wall outlet to plug in your monitor. Believe it or not this actually may help.
What ever breakers you are talking about to get the monitor going doesn't really have anything to do with the drivers. Monitors are "plug and play" meaning the drivers are installed for you when you plug it in. It"s possible you don't have the connections on securely or maybe one of the pins are bent. Does it say "restore active desktop" anywhere on your screen?
Also possible the power supply isn't strong enough for your lcd.
it may not have problem of monitor first take the post (power on self test) to do so you have to disconnect 15 pin signal cable from cpu and power on it will give display without cpu the massage "no signal check signal cable" will appear then monitor is ok problem is in cpu. if no display come then problem in monitor
Ok. as stated in chat, here is the button sequence that will reset your monitor to default. if this doesn't work, then your menu button is either jammed or broken and will continue to pop the message up. at that point it will need to be repaired of replaced.
The circuit breaker popped due to power fluctuation or something else ? It is clearly understood that your LCD monitor suffered some component burn inside otherwise it would show 'NO SIGNAL' sort of Display if it is not connected. There is nothing to resset. Please open it up & check if there is any sign of burned component or take it to a service center if it is still under warrenty.