Question about Dell E197FP LCD Monitor
I have windows 7 using high speed internet monityor is about 6 years old CPU is about a year &half old
This is a common problem with the E197 units. The problem is caused by a failure of the filter capacitors on the power supply board, they are not holding a charge like they should and it takes several power cycles to get them charged up so the monitor turns on. The E197 uses the same power supply that the E177 uses. Here is a link to a repair guide for the E177 with video disassembly and repair instructions that will help you get your monitor going again.
Posted on Feb 10, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Five years is a long time for an LCD panel. You definetly got your money's worth.
But, if your trouble shooing has led you to this conclusion I can also only conclude that the power driver inside your panel just gave up the ghost.
However, try giving Dell a call, for what's thats worth and see what they have to say.
You might also want to ask this expert "Robotek" what he may think as he is a board troubleshooter and could give you an answer if one is there.
Type this or copy and paste into your browser's address bar:
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Posted on Jun 21, 2008
This is a common problem, I don't think the LCD per say is bad. The backlight tube may be bad or the power inverter that powers it may be bad. GO to support.dell.com and search for these parts, get them both and replace them both. It is tricky as you must dissasemble your laptop lid panel.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
You have a monitor with a common problem. After a few years some LCD monitors will blow a power supply. The problem is caused by parts called capacitors overheating in the confined space of he monitor. If you are good at electronics repair/soldering you can usually fix he problem. Check out a few pictures on my web site www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm You can take the back cover off your monitor and look for the badparts, replace any that look like the pictues and your monitor should work fine. The capacitors do need to be installed with the correct + and - connections, note the stripe on the old one and insert the newone the same way. If you don't want to try the repair yourself we offer a repair service for $35 plus shipping. I hope this helps, if so please rate my solution.
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Posted on Jun 26, 2009
Sounds like a capacitor on the power strip inside the monitor is failing.
The cost to repair can run $400.00. A tv repair shop may be able to fix it, but most technicians recommend buying a new monitor.
However, if you are experienced in electronics, you can disassemble the monitor and replace the capacitor. Radio Shack sells them for between $15 to $20.
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
The problem can be caused by bad caps in the power supply, bad inverter circuits, or bad lamps. You need to open it up and look inside and post back so we can guide you further, see example of failed monitors here: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
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