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Dell e171fp + turn off after a second

Hi,
Recently purchased a second hand lcd monitor, it turns on and the display is fine but the screen goes black after a second or two.

Any suggestions? I've checked connections and they seem fine inside the unit.

Cheers.

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  • cnatt Dec 16, 2007

    thanks for the help, well when it turns on i can see the lcd menu for a second then it goes off and all i'm left with is a blank screen. The green power light remains on though?



    any ideas?

  • cnatt Dec 16, 2007

    hi thanks for your help. I can see the lcd menu for around a second then it goes black. The green power light remains on though?



    Any ideas?

  • pjhorton21 Dec 02, 2008

    I also have a Dell LCD monitor - on for 1 second, than off. Cannot bring up the LCD menu for more than a second (and then only when the computer first turns on). The last thing i did before this started to happen was to increase the brightness on the LCD monitor.

  • carnilio Jan 26, 2009

    I have, and also have had this problem too. Apoparently there is a weakness in theese models whne they get older where you cannot increase brightness or certain colors or tyhe screen will auto-dim itself. I had ofund a fix that describerd what buttons to pres to navigate the menu, without seeing the screen, to reset the screen to factory settings, wich restored the image. But i just cannot seem to find it again, to "fix" the screen this time. going ot keep searching tohugh and post it here if I find it.

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Check for power management settings in the LCD menu, or does it switch off while u r in the menu.. what does the power LED indicate after switching off, also sometimes display cards do act funny.. check it out an d let me know

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Hi, are you able to browse thru the LCD menu, there must be some settings for power management.. let me know?
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