Question about Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor
THERE IS A LITTLE KNOB ON THE KEYBOARD TO THE RIGHT OF THE LOCK AND UNLOCK ICON ON THE MONITOR. The monitor keeps going off and pressing this knob brings it on however it is not working properly. The monitor stays on for a fraction of a second and goes off. If I keep pressing the button it eventually stays on for a short time. I had this trouble when I first got the machine and then it settled down and I had no more problems so I didnt report it but now it is doing it all the time. I can sometimes see the monitor for a few minutes like now and other times it goes dark although you can still type and see what you have typed when it lights up again. You can just about make out whats on the monitor in the dark so the actual computer is still on. What should I do. Can I stop this knob from going off?
Same as all else. I have a Dell 17" that keeps going off when first initiated. After about 12 to 18 times, turning off then on again, it seems to stay on but it takes longer and longer. Is this a problem with the monitor? or is it something with the computer? It has been suggested that it could be the back light....but I don't know how that works on an LCD flatscreen
Try your monitor with another computer. If it's still a problem. This is the way how to examine what's wrong with your LCD monitors. Power on both CPU and monitor. After the monitor goes off, you check that you can see the image on the screen by shining a flashlight into the screen, not directly but find the best angle to the screen and take a look very closely. If you can see the icons or any image, there will be a minor problem. Like me, I can see window image using flashlight and check lamps inside. Some of them were broken and it is easily replaced. If you cannot see anything on the screen, there'll be some problems with inverter board. If you have soldering tool and want to fix it by yourself, check the caps first. It may cause this problem. Some caps might show leaking or burn spot on the board because of too high temp. If you don't have soldering tool, you better go get a technician to do so.
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