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E173FP monitor - blank with blinking power LED

Don't know what message you are referring to. Which e173fp do you have, there is another letter that identifies manufacturer.

Yes: its an E173FPb.
Manufactured Sept 2004
Rev A00

BTW: How do you take it apart so I can get at the parts ?


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  • Viper-xp May 03, 2008

    I removed the back and took an ohm meter to measure the 4 transistors in the high voltage section and one was shorted out. I replaced the 'pair' of transistors (got some from ebay and put in a match set with the same gain of 345). The monitor worked for about a week and now it will power up for about 2 seconds and then shut down.

    What now ?



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Remove the stand by removing the screws at the center back.
pry the front and back plastic apart with a large flat blade screwdriver. The front and back snap together so you need to "pop" them apart.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008


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