Question about Dell E173FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor
My monitor is about 3 years old and it blinks off and on. My screen goes to black about a second then comes back and does this over and over and gets faster and faster. It is very annoying. Is there a repair that can be done or do I just need to replace the monitor? Everyone I ask gives me a different answer. One person said it is the power supply that is going out and I need to replace the whole monitor.
Remember, when dealing with monitors, the process of elimination is the best. To elaborate this, it means, connect a similar monitor (if you can convince someone to lend you temporarily just to check if it works on your PC) if that works fine, then your monitor is faulty but if the other monitor behaves in the same manner as yours, then the fault could be in the Graphics section of your motherboard. (whether onboard or a graphics card whatever might be the case)
There is one more thing you might be missing out. Go to Display settings in your Control Panel and in that go to the Settings tag in that click on the Monitor Tag and in that check the frequency in Hertz that is selected. change that one by one and see if that helps. Only if your efforts here prove futile, then do as I told you earlier in this note.
If the monitor is found to be faulty, get it rectified by taking it to an authorised service center but if the motherboard's graphics section is faulty then ther are 2 options...
1.) If the graphics is an On-board one (which they normally are nowadays) then disable it from CMOS and add an external graphics card in either AGP or PCI (anyone you get from the market... depends on your requirements) restart and see if this helps. I feel its the best logical way it could be done.
Posted on May 05, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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