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A Dell E172FP with infor about Main Menu keep popping up on my screen followed by a blue lock

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SOURCE: Dell E172FP 17 monitor keeps blinking

That sounds like the backlight inverter board. Check ebay for the board or a repair kit for it.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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SOURCE: How do I exit my computer monitor's main menu?

Here is a website that explains the big blue lock on the Dell LCD monitor and how to deal with it..a little too long to write so just sending you the website. If you have any questions let me know..
http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/Dell-LCD-Monitor-Flashing-Padlock-Icon/index.htm

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Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell E207WFP Main Menu keeps popping up on the monitor on top of everything.

hello..its just a sticky tack switch u need to clean all tack switch or try to align the body/frame of LCD..Thanks..Good Luck..^_^

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Lock/unlock symbol appears in the middle of the screen

hold the menu button between 10 and 20 seconds until the lock changes to unlock

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: main menu keeps popping up followed by the auto adjust blue box

I have the same problem. Can't anyone help?

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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How to get rid of main menu icon popping up


Anonymous,
Turn off. Disconnect the power cord from the rear/bottom. Press and hold in the power button for 10 seconds. Reconnect the power cord. Power on. If that does not stop it, it is broken and will need to be replaced.
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Feb 19, 2015 | Dell E172FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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Padlock icon


Many monitors have an on-screen display lock (the padlock icon) that seems to get stuck.
Various suggestions in the links below - the one that seems to work most often is to hold the monitor's menu button down for 15-20 seconds to get the screen menu, then either try unlocking the OSD (On Screen Display) or do a factory reset on the monitor.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t448684-flashing_padlock_icon_in_middle_screen
http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/Dell-LCD-Monitor-Flashing-Padlock-Icon/index.htm
Different monitors have slightly different menus, but if it's a Dell monitor you can find the manual below (under Display):
http://support.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/documentation.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~cat=3

Jul 07, 2014 | Dell E172FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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Brightness/contrast pop up,options toggling randomly can't select


sugars_30, You or electronics technician will need to (most likely) fix the units "switch-mode-power-supply" !!! Do some extensive reading in my fixya profile and follow the links to other "cold-cathode-fluorescent-lamp" back-lit lcd monitor tech's here on fixya. They and I already have written tons of stuff that will help you to understand the problem you have. When "strange stuff" starts happening with a ccfl lcd display, the first place to look is at the innerds of the monitor. Just do some reading!!! 12fixlouie

Apr 15, 2010 | Dell E172FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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A lock turns up in the middle of the screen


You have inadvertently locked the On Screen Display (OSD).

To unlock do the following:

Press the menu button, which will take you directly to the OSD settings menu, and you will see 'OSD Lock' is selected. Change the seeting to No(-) to unlock and allow user access to all applicable settings.

Mar 07, 2010 | Dell E172FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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Blinking blue box with lock symbol on screen


hold down the menu button for 20 seconds until the lock symbol turns into an unlock symbol.

Oct 03, 2009 | Dell E172FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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Brightness/contrast window pops up and scrolls through fast


The up/down button on your flat panel is stuck. Please contact Dell Technical Support to have the monitor replaced if its still within warranty.

May 28, 2009 | Dell E172FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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How do I exit my computer monitor's main menu?


Here is a website that explains the big blue lock on the Dell LCD monitor and how to deal with it..a little too long to write so just sending you the website. If you have any questions let me know..
http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/Dell-LCD-Monitor-Flashing-Padlock-Icon/index.htm

Pls rate this solution

Apr 06, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Lock/unlock symbol appears in the middle of the screen


5-22-09 Same problem last month. I had the problem a year ago for a month, then it stopped, reappearing this last month. Last week, I finally called support...I was accidentally transferred to a Dell "internal" technical support department...happily a very diligent technician spent a bit of time with me for free...for same problem, even though he confirmed I was over a year past all warranties. He confirmed this was a monitor problem (not virus, malware, etc.). He also confirmed their standard "guidance"/solution for this monitor issue (if under warrantee) is to replace the monitor (i.e. not attempt to fix it). New monitor needed. But problem again gone for last 10 days. So, when fully irritated, buy new monitor.

Apr 03, 2009 | Dell E172FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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Dell E172FP 17 monitor keeps blinking


That sounds like the backlight inverter board. Check ebay for the board or a repair kit for it.

Oct 22, 2007 | Dell E172FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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