Question about Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor
When I turn the monitor on I get a message "In power save mode press any key on keyboard or move mouse" I press keys and move the mouse but nothing happens. I turned the monitor removed the cables checked the pins and they were fine. I turn the monitor back on but did not reconnect the cable and I get the floating test screen. When I plug the cable back in I again get the same error message
Just had the same problem... what worked for me was simple. Unplug the cable from the monitor, hit the power button a few times until Dell screen poped up with a few color bars because it knew it was no longer connected to a PC. Then plugged the cable back in and all was fixed.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
What if both the monitor and computer are stuck in power saver? There is no way to get to the control panel. Then what?
Posted on May 14, 2008
How do I get out of the power save mode?
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
This just happened to a friend of mine.Monitor in power save mode,no response from keyboard or mouse.After much frustration broke down and called Dell technical support.It turned out to be a bad memory stick.After turning off the computer we removed one of the memory sticks and booted up again.It worked,no longer in power save mode.Then we did the same thing with the other memory stick.Back in power save mode! Computer is much slower with just one 512 but as soon as we add another memory card it will be back to normal.Hopefully this helps someone
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
I know how to fix this. In Control Panel - Appearance and Themes - Display, pick "Settings".. make sure that in the "Display" pull-down, you select "1. (Multiple Monitors)".
It should work fine :)
Posted on Nov 03, 2007
I had the same problem and found two ways to correct it.
1. You can try hitting the minus (-) button on the monitor. You should get the colorful input test. If it says 2. Digital, then hit it again until the analog comes up. Apparently the analog can get changed to digital which disables or puts to sleep the analog feed (your PC). If this doesn't do it...
2. You will need a laptop. Plug the video cable into your laptop. If the screen does not come up, then close the lid on your laptop. It should come up then. At this point you need to go into the menu on the monitor and reset "all" back to factory. You can then put it back on your pc and it should come up just fine.
Posted on Oct 20, 2010
I have the same problem, although it hasnt been solved by any of your solutions sadly!
I turn my computer on
The screen power button turns green for a second then to orange.. then the message "in power save mode, move the mouse or any key on the keyboard blah blah"..
So i move my mouse and press my keys.. nothing.
I remove the cables (any) cos im so frustrated, switch the switches and unplug the plugs over and over again..
sometimes 40 minutes later it finally turns on.
I have to do this ..every.. single.. time..
and its really annoying, i know nothing about computers and so please help anyone.
Posted on Jul 03, 2010
Well i have fix lots of these most of the time it requires no parts but it is solder joint that need to be resoldered dur to cracked solder joints these were all factory solder by a mechine and have poor solder joint to begin with i have repaired 100s of these issues just by resolder all the joints look close at the bottem of the board and i bet my next pay check you would find bad solder is all the problem you have
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
I tried sol #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5. When I got to #5 Viola! That did it. Thanks replace the bad cable.
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
I have had this problem since purchasing the Dell monitor a month ago. I made sure that on the monitor itself the setting was selected at Auto & it is working now. We shall see
Posted on Jun 11, 2010
I have the same problem, mine got worse with time, initially I could reboot and the monitor would come back on but then it eventurally stayed in power saving mode. My old monitor works fine when I reinstalled it. My old monitor relied on windows to turn off the screen. I think the new monitor has a power saving mode in it that conflicts with windows. I am running Windows 7. There are a lot of posts about this on the internet but I have not seen a solution yet, except to return the monitor.
Posted on May 31, 2010
I did a system restore on my pc from last month when I knew the monitor (Dell 1707fp) and Tv were working.
I'm now back in business.
Posted on Sep 03, 2010
Did you update your Video card drivers recently?.....i'm finding thet the newest nvidia drivers (For 9 series cards) are giving this issue.
Simplest fix...(if this is the case) reinstall an earlier driver...
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
If you have added a memory stick make sure it is seated in the slot correctly. If not check the sticks already installed to make sure they are seated completely and clipped into place. Always unplug your tower before checking your memory sticks.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
We just had the same problem, and the solution was to unplug both the monitor and computer from wall outlet(120vac power). Wait at least 30 seconds, then plug both in again, then turn them on. Be patient, you'll still get the power saving mode message, but it will boot up anyway. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
Oft monitor repairs differs in many kind of problems a suggestion for handlings is is realy hard to find if something worked correct before and all handlings are present before and worked when this happens and from the one to other time the unit no longer functions, noticed that I had found a small 15 " Dell monitor by the trash a 7 years ago and succesfully have repaired where the first error discovered which started primary in power part of the one print board integrated Dell and I pretty much exactly had the same elements problems like and shows as the lower link.
Albeit it was a different model still like to see the link which shows a similar problem, here are connoisseurs behind the hidden defects in Dell monitors with a lot of knowledge.!! Replace in the first place to be shure the is a a flat dc always the great capacitor to begin and take a little oversized capacitor parts if it can fit and use a 200 watt lamp in serial on the power supply to search for faults in case to test if several damaged parts are replaced to test it first.
The first error discovered which started primary and I pretty much exactly had the same elements ironer shows as lower link.
Albeit it was a different model still like to see the link which shows a similar problem, here are connoisseurs behind the hidden defects in Dell monitors with a lot of knowledge.
How to Repair Dell E151FP LCD Monitor
Posted on Apr 26, 2016
For me it is a graphics card issue, I have reverted to onboard graphics and all is fine now, I had unplugged the computer and moved it so a pin must have come out of place as my graphics card is no longer recognised, I switched to VGA socket and all is fine with onboard, altough not as fast a lot less noisy and I have to hit F1 to say I am aware I am not using my graphics card (I'm not a technie so don't know/want to mess with the card until I can pay someone, so yeah anyway that fixed it.
Posted on May 22, 2012
Cured the problem with dell 1713FP 17" LCD monitor by accessing safe mode on pc then apgrading graphics card via the web
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
I seem to get problem with my Dell monitor after opening my computer--which involves unplugging and re-plugging the USB inputs for my wireless keyboard/mouse combo. I gather that I can't wake the monitor because the keyboard and mouse aren't yet awake which leads to a Catch-22.
The general solution has been to plug the monitor into my laptop (in my case I need to also switch my monitor from DVI-D to VGA input), then shift the laptop into multiple monitor mode (Control Panel... Display... Settings... Click the picture of monitor 2... Check "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor"). This may bring the monitor to life... or may not, depending on how "confused" it is. Extra hocus-pocus may be required...
For instance, it may help to power down the monitor, unplug all inputs, then power back up. The monitor hovers in a moment of hesitation -- it really wants to "power save" -- then jumps to the panicked conclusion that there's ZERO input and gives a new floating screen with color bars. After that, when plug my laptop in, the monitor listens. Then I switch over to DVI-D input and... there's my long lost desktop.
Who knows, the hocus-pocus on its own might sometimes do the trick...
Cruising other forums I see hints that this trouble may be linked to an underpowered video card, with suggestions to invest in a beefier power supply. In my case, this is likely sound advice.
Good luck all!
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
That's funny, I just had this problem yesterday. I hope you haven't totally trashed the monitor yet, because the problem is probably with the cable that connects your monitor to you computer. At least that was the case for me, and a simple replacement ($10 at office depot) did it for me. Hope that helps!
Posted on Oct 18, 2007
Remove your ram swap the modules positions reboot it should work fine.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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