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I can't select the DVI source input on the monitor front panel

I'm trying to select the DVI source input on the monitor front panel but it will only move thru the source inputs 3, 4, and 5 which are s-video, composite, and component. The inputs 1 are 2 are d-sub and dvi. I would like to use DVI. I'm trying to do this in order to get the 1900 by 1200 resolution offered by this monitor. It worked in the past and then suddenly I am having problems with this. Thank you. Kerry

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  • noellossie Nov 24, 2007

    me too. this was working with my laptop and then I used it with components as a monitor for gaming. now i want to hook it back up to the laptop and it will not let me use input 1 or 2. anyone?

  • ethyleen Feb 12, 2008

    can't get back to 1 on 2405FPW monitor. no pic- black screen- maybe throw out window??? dell support dosen't even have monitors as an option on their 400 quesiton automated "answering" system. NO instruction manual came with this. burning eyes on CRT to find answer. anybody???

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The logic board is probably bad. Check out the site www.lcdrepair.us they have installation video on changinging out the board and also sell all parts for that monitor.

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Video card in the monitor sounds to have failed. It dosn't take alot to short them out these days.
Try the analogue port (make sure everything is off when you connect it up) and then see if you get to access it from the menu.
Sometimes these monitors are a little fussy about selecting things that it didn't detect as valid when it powered up.
By powering up I mean from when you plugged power into it, not just turning it on with the power button.
It would need to be unplugged from the wall for about 5 mins to drain out the power that is stored in the main filter capacitor.

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