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Dell monitor problem

I am not sure how to even start this question. I have a dell 17 inch lcd monitor. A couple of days ago it just blinked and now looks like it only has 16 colors on the screen. Everything is non-detailed and nasty looking. I hooked it up to 2 other systems with the same results. What happened and can I fix it? Thanks

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Re: dell monitor problem

Hey buddy, its seems to be the display driver problemi think..
please install the correct display driver for your VGA card in the CPU.. let me know?

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Your monitor has a bad power supply board. This happens often on LCD monitors because of the heat buildup in them. If you can solder them go to our web site at: We have a step by step dis-assembly and repair guide for your monitor. There are several versions of the E173FP some end in b , f, or c so be sure to check your monitor.

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The caps have died inside, and they can be replaced. If you have basic electronics skills, you can go in, order replacement caps, and unsolder and resolder. If you can't do it yourself, you can take it into a shop.

If you can get inside the frame of the monitor, and disassemble, you can find the caps by seeing a bulge on top, or even a rusty looking material on the top. Be VERY careful around the high voltage section if you do go inside.

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Sounds like capacitors in the power supply. Open it up and check for any swolen Caps.

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