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Screen will only open for a couple of seconds. I think someone changed the imput settings, but I can't get the screen to stay open long enough to adjust it

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Rhettpayne, When you say: "can't get screen to stay open" do you really mean to say that the SCREEN WENT TOTALLY BLACK!! If such is the case then you may have a common problem that E173FP and E173FEP units have. I think that you really need to visit YOUTUBE and search for and view the longer 8-10min. video clips of "LCD monitor disassembly" and also "LCD repair" !! I think your monitor suffers from THERMALLY STRESSED printed circuit board solder joints and /or SWOLLEN power supply filter CAPACITORS. In the case of this model DELL units it could be either one or both types of failures inside your monitor. Also web search for info. and Some of these monitors can be fixed for less than $10 in parts. Get back here on fixya with a NEW comment added to your original post and tell us if you have done the LCD flashlight test and your results of test. I'm louie12fix on fixya or lmistyrel @ hope this helps you out. Please rate this response on fixya.

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