Question about Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor
The monitor worked just fine with an HP laptop. After purchasing a VGA converter that matched my minidisplay port on the mac, I connected everything, turned on the monitor, and then turned on the mac. According to EVERY website I've found, the display should work automatically. The mac recognizes that the Dell monitor is there: it shows up in System Prefs/Display and shows up as an icon on the top bar, but there is NO signal going to the monitor. The monitor is functionally asleep. No amount of turning on/off has helped. What can I do to make my macbook work with my Dell monitor?
The fine print says it should work. Real life might be different. Do you have a genius bar, found at Apple stores, anywhere close? If so, make an appointment and let them make the connection for you. The genius bar is a free service and I've never found anything that they haven't been able to fix...and fix it quickly...if it's fixable.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dell E173FP 17" Monitor
I just had the same problem as well - mine happened during a windows update, related? Also, for me the monitor doesn't come one even after disconnecting from computer, nothing, just blinking green light.
Posted on Nov 21, 2007
Is the power blinking amber? This is a DPMS power-save mode. With the computer disconnected and the monitor on, do you see the colored self-test block floating around? With the monitor on, computer connected, and you still have no image displayed, take a bright flashlight and examine the screen closely. If you can see a very dim display in the screen, the fluorescent tubes which light up the *background* and provide the vivid picture(sort of like a how an x-ray picture viewer works) are defective. The power light blinking may be the power supply sensing the non-functioning tubes or it could just be bad. If your display is under warranty, replace it. If not, trying to have the monitor repaired for this type of problem is almost as costly as a new one--and there won't be an active warranty on anything else that might fail. Hope I helped you.---Rick
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
SOURCE: LCD Monitor doesn't display
This is usually caused by capacitors in the monitor power supply that go bad. This site shows the procedure to open the monitor and get to the parts that are the most common failure. (They want you to pay to join to see the full-size pictures in all the steps, but there's enough detail so you can work with the small ones.) When you see the guilty parts they usually have tops that are bulging (should be flat) or even split.
It's not difficult to remove and replace the capacitors, but it does require some experience with soldering on electronic circuit boards. It's possible to do more damage if the removal isn't done correctly.
When you purchase replacement capacitors, use parts with the same value (in microfarads, abbreviated ufd or mf on the part) but the next higher standard voltage. The original parts are 25-volt rated, and you can use 50-volt parts which are only a little larger. The low voltage rating is usually why these go bad in the first place. (The manufacturers save a little by using the lower rated part.)
Good luck with the repair!
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
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