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The second screen of a 2 screen set up is black, but the power cord and monitor cabel is in and working. The monitor is making a slight, high pitch, pulsing noise. the computer is on and i am typing on the first screen, any advice?

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Matcontrol, Nothing new here about your problem "black screen of death" Dell E173FP!!! It's a bad (failed) internal SMPS/inverter ballast circuit. Just do some reading in my profile and you will see that ALL brands have very same or very similar symptom, and what some owners have done to refurbish their units for 1 to 3 yrs.more service for under $10. Rate this response if you feel it has helped you make decision on your unit. 12fixlouie

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If you are going to DIY and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, blown fuses; poor solder joints, 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
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.
Replacement board:
http://www.lcdrepair.us

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