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Dell E173FPc 17" LCD Monitor Problem:

Hello i have a Dell E173FPc that will not power up at all dead, does this model have a common fault.

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  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    The screen remains black and the green power light continually pulses.

    I've tried the monitor on another computer with the same results.

  • adzki Feb 29, 2008

    I have the same problem,with a randomly blinking power light and no screen at all,the problem is with a Dell E173FPc,not E173FPb,is there a specific component that can be replaced?

  • ilted Aug 10, 2008

    I had the same problem with one I got free at a yard sale this afternoon, green light would only come on for a split second. Opened it up and there was C922 all bubbled over. Found a spare out of an old busted atx power supply that was the same value and same 16v rating as the original. If I was buying one I would definitely go higher but this one is working fine. Thanks AndrewWro.

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    Same thing happened to me. Is the repair an inexpensive one?

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Although similar, this monitor and the associated repair is different than the "b" version. The link above is good to follow for finding out how to open your case but the actual repair is different. If you have minor soldering skills (really the de-soldering is the hard part) and can use a phillips screw driver you can make this repair.

I contacted Tom at a link I found on the "b" site and he sent me the typical components to fail for the "c" monitor. $20 and $1.35 for shipping. The site looks to be down now so I'm not sure if this is temporary or he's stopped selling parts. He is also willing to fix the board if you send it to him. Here's what you need to do:
Replace C922 and C923 with 1000uF 35V caps
Replace c924 and C925 with 470uF 25V caps
Re-solder L201 and L202 with fresh solder.

I did all of the above and the monitor works perfectly. When you take the monitor apart make sure you note where the blue and pink wires go (you'll know what I mean when you get to that stage). The connectors are identical and it would be easy to forget which way they were installed.

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  • SassyFresh Nov 16, 2010

    I had the same issue (monitor would turn on for about two seconds, then backlight would go out) - After digging through multiple forums this was the only relevant information i could find for this specific monitor ("c" version). Being as i did not have the capacitors on hand but i did have the power supply board out of the screen i went ahead and resoldered all of the transformer connections (it was easy to spot the ones that had gotten warm). Out of curiosity i put it all back together (having replaced no components) and what do you know, IT WORKS!!!

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I had this same issue (screen would turn on for two seconds, then the backlight would shut off)...

This was the most relevant solution forum i could find for this specific monitor (E173FPc). There were several posts for the "B" version but it contains a completely different power supply board than does the "C" version.

After reading the solution about replacing the four capacitors and resoldering a couple components I went to work to track down the components necessary. I didn't have the caps on hand but the board was out and the soldering iron was standing by so i decided to resolder all of the transformer points (there were several that showed signs of overheating)...

Out of curiosity I put it all back together (having replaced nothing and simply resoldered what was there) and what do you know... IT WORKS PERFECT!!!

Posted on Nov 16, 2010

Friggin awsome info, I wish there were more smart folks who would post what they know... Genius!
thank al gore for inventing the interet by the way...lol ha ha ha JK

Fixed my monitor first try..........

Steven blanshan...

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Http://www.electronicrepairguide.com/dell-e173fpb-lcd-monitor-repair.html

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