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Dell AS501 flat screen monitor

Instead of going to power saver mode my monitor cycles through a series of full screen colors at 3 second intervals (Red, Green, Yellow, Turquoise, White, Blue). if I move the mouse it returns me to the log in screen, 35 minutes later it will begin the full color rotation again. I attempted to turn off the monitor and could not do so. I had to unplug it, let it sit 15 minutes, plug it in, (it was still on) and then turn it off. This is the third time I could not turn it off in 3 days each time I had to unplug it, plug it back in, then turn it off. Any ideas about what is wrong? The monitor is about 2 1/2 years old came with a dminesion 5150 computer.

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    I have exactly the same problem. I have tried unpluging it and tried to change the screen saver without any luck.

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The front panel switches seem to be the culprit.
If you are technically sound you maybe able to solve problem by opening monitor and clean front panel switches or replace them.
Samir.

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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