Question about Dell E172FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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The monitor keeps going into auto power save and remains black. Have turned off and on, unplugged, waited and plugged back in. Have unplugged from computor and plugged back in. Will not get off of power save. Is there simple fix?

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Same as above moniter goes to energy even when you're using it. often and stay's,

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It more likely went into shutdown, but try it on another PC first, if it still does not work, then read below:
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed Dell monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

http://www.badcaps.net

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