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Display works - but only for a plit second...

HI all, and help (please!) My Dell 1703 works fine - for a split second at a time, then goes blank :-( Power light is still green, and if I turn it off and back on, I can see my PC desktop - for a split second until it goes blank again. Tried it with a few input sources, both VGA and DVI, and also with no input at all (the self test screen comes up for a split second then). Any ideas please? Thank you! :-)

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  • wayne degnan Jul 25, 2007

    Whilst that has made a change...

    I now get the message (for a split second) 'In power save mode. Press a key on the keyboard or move mouse'
    Neither of which then wakes it up.

    Happens on both VGA and DVI.

    Using a different monitor on the PC works fine.

    but thanks anyway! :-)

  • wayne degnan Jul 26, 2007

    yep, think you may be right naju - off to either be repaired, or more likely the great big LCD graveyard.
    Still - good excuse to get a nice new bigger one :-)

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The problem is that your monitor has a safety mechanism to dim the screen considerably if it is being over powered. this however is home to the by far most common part to fail on these monitors and is tripped early. if you shine a strong torch on it you can see that the picture is just about there. to fix this, you need to replace some of the components in the power inverter board, namely the two pairs of c5707 transistors. if you do not have a clue how to do it i would suggest finding a cheap electrical engineer to help you

Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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I think it is a problem with your power supply or or your monitor hardware. Try proper earthing and look for problems on your power connection to monitor.

Posted on Aug 08, 2007

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Hello ttdegs, hey dude its hardware problem . its working but doesn`t have light . i think this broblem with your hyvoltage board or some capacitor. much better you contact dell support or some tecnician . thak u

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Lower your resolution on your computer. Usually when that happens the resolution is set higher than what the monitor can support. Lower the resolution and try again.

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