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I have a Dell E173FP LCD monitor and everytime I try to access the OSD menu a lock appears on the screen. What is the solution to this problem?

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    i have a e173fp can you stop this explain step by step

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Hi,
Thanx for your help. That should work too, but I tried pressing the menu for 15 seconds and it unlocked.
Thanx again

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I have the same problem. I have spent alot of time diagnosing it. It is the button assembly malfunctioning.. The button assembly needs to be replaced but I have looked everywhere for a replacement part but none cane be found because none are sold. It sucks. If you take the case off you can see and remove the button assembly fairly easily. I think if your are good at soldering, the best thing (and only thing you can do) is to purchase individual replacement buttons, remove the old buttons and solder new ones onto the board. I am really bad at soldering so i will never do it. I hope this helps.

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Hi,
In the on screen menu , the OSD lock is selected , Try factory resetting the monitor, the problem should go away .
You can also refer to the link below , browse to the section "OSD settings "
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/E173FP/En/controls.htm


Thanks
proton

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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