Dell E228WFP two months out of warranty -monitor on and off
Monitor cable - analog and digital checked on another PC - 2-3 different power cords tried - 3 difference surge protectors on those power cords - all driver and video cards up to snuff - $350 from Staples 2/28/2008 - as my Dad used to say "they could see you coming."
On/Off button on monitor does not function.
OFF knob green - black screen
Then computer screen ON
Then OFF knob green - black screen
Then computer screen ON
No amber on the ON/OFF button
DELL - you watching from China? How's the quality on your decoder chips.
I don't need this kind of unreliability, expense and built-in obsolescence in year 2009, or any time for that matter. What goes around, comes around.
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stlmeuzyk, Internal "switch-mode-power-supply"/"ccfl-inverter-supply" will probably need to be refurbished (repaired). Use Dell warranty first if valid option! Try monitor on different pc or verify your pc is working properly with old, but known-good monitor. If your E228WFP unit is still not working then you or qualified electronics technician will need to tear-down monitor to evaluate and repair the ac to dc power supply printed circuit board. Before you do anything read my fixya profile to learn flashlight test that every ccfl back-lit lcd monitor owner should know how to do and interpret the results of test. The basic design and operation of your E228WFP isn't any different than any other brand!!! Read the older solutions in my profile and follow the links you find there. Then do additional comment if need more info. Good luck with the repair. 12fixlouie
Either the cable is not connected to the proper port or the display-source is not configured properly.Here's what you can try.
Ensure that you have connected the VGA/DVI cable in the correct port. If you have an extended graphics card in your computer, use a DVI cable(Digital input) else the VGA would be the only option available.
Try a different wall outlet. If no go swap the monitor and tower power cables. I still no joy disconnect the power cord from the monitor, hold the power button for 10 seconds with the power cord disconnected. Try Plugin intu cable. If the screen is still dead check with dell tech support if the monitor has a warranty active on it. If the warranty is out get the monitor checked at a local computer shop.
If it's getting no signal, make sure the monitor is set for the correct input. This would be either analog (if your cord has blue ends) or digital (if the connectors are white). Depending on wt yhat your monitor is, a button on the monitor will help you set that. If it's set for the correct input signal, then switch out a different cable to see if perchance you have a bad cable out of the box. If there is another PC or laptop setting around, plug your monitor into that to make sure it's good and maybe even plug THAT monitor into yours to make sure there is nothing wrong with your video card. Let me know what transpires. If this takes care of things, please help me out by rating it accordingly.
Problem from motherboard side.
- No display from motherbaord circuit (Display IC)
- Try to figure out with PCI Display card or
- Try to connect different monitor or this monitor to different computer to cross check your dignosis