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The monitor gets dim as sson as it turns on. it

I have Dell E173FP LCD monitor and it gets dim as soon as it turns on.It happened quite a few times now. then I tapped the monitor screen, shake it, and turn on/off, it's brightness came back. This occured quite a few times now and I'm quite frustrated with it. Would someone kindly tell me what's wrong with it ?
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It has loose connection inside particularly at the bottom of the body you have to call tecnician to get it fixed


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The problem is a back-light problem, it could be caused by a faulty inverter board or faulty CCFL lamp.
For service, parts and DIY info. check out LCD Parts WEB site, please click on this link :-

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