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Monitor will not turn on including power switch

Our Dell EP172FPb monitor has finally quit turning on. A problem started a couple of months ago when we would shut down the monitor while leaving our residence for a few days. Upon returning the computer would power up but he monitor would not including the power switch light on the monitor. After a period of time,from one to 12 hours, the monitor would power up and all would be well. Each time the monitor was shut down it seemed to take longer to get it to power up. After this last long weekend being shut down the monitor no longer will power up including the power switch light. Where to begin looking? Thanks

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I suspect the power supply for the monitor. Try a power supply from a working monitor. If you have a used computer store nearby, take your power supply to them and try it on another monitor.

There is no need to turn off a monitor using its power switch. Monitors automatically go into standby mode when they are not receiving a signal. In standby mode they use less than one cent of electricity per day. If saving electricity is your goal, raise the temperature in your home by a degree and run the air conditioning less.

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