Question about Dell E152FPc 15" TFT LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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Monitor powers on for appx 1 second then goes dark. LED is on.

The green light stays on, but the screen goes completely dark after 1 second. Only by powering off then powering back on the monitor can I see my screen...for about one second than it starts all over. Cables all ok. Tried adjusting the display rate to 70Hz as one solution recommended but no difference. Monitor behaves this way on any computer it is tried on. Capacitor problem??? Transistor problem??? Bough this thing used and I was told it worked fine. Not!

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  • Chris P. Jun 17, 2009

    Thanks! I will try taking a look and see if its do-able for me, although I am an inexperienced solderer.

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Hello,
You have a classic capacitor problem. If you are ok with soldering you should be able to repair it. You can remove the back cover and look for the bad capacitors, replace any that are raised on top. I can send you pictures of what to look for if you need them.

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  • Buddy Mcsparrin Jun 17, 2009

    If you don't feel that you can do the soldering for this unit let me know we offer a repair service and I can replace your bad caps for $15.00 plus return shipping.



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    buddy@ccl-la.com

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I had this same problem and found a capacitor on the power supply board was bad. The cap was a 1000microFarad 16V bi-polar capacitor with a temp rating of 105°C. No one in this town had a 105°C the highest temp rating I could find was 85°C so I used that. So far it's working but I don't recommend ever going with a lower rated part. The hardest part of the whole job was getting to the power supply board. Dell has some tricks to getting inside this monitor. Good Luck.

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