Question about Dell E152FPc 15" TFT LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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The monitor will turn on with the green power light for about 5 seconds if that, and the screen looks great. Then goes black. The power light will remain green. I have it hooked up to a docking station with my Dell laptop M1710. I have tried to connect it to a desktop and get the same results. I have other monitors, standard CRT type, that work fine on this desktop. I not sure if its a hardware problem or software settings under display settings, but so far, nothing works. I think the monitor is OK, because it will come on just fine with full color and desktop screen and everything, but then goes black in 3-5 seconds. Any ideas? Thanks for your help..............Rich

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  • Rich Lyddane Sep 16, 2010

    I tried the monitor with another computer that was working fine on its own. I changed out the monitor with the problem child, and it STILL did not work. I bought a new male 15/15 monitor cable, and it STILL did not work. Same thing, works fine for 3-5 seconds and then goes black. I know trying to repair the monitor itself probably is not worth the effort, but I would just like to try to verify the problem in case I run into a similar situation in the future. Any other ideas would be gratefully welcomed. Thanks........Rich

  • Rich Lyddane Sep 21, 2010

    I have not tried the new solution yet, I was out of town. But I will this week. I need to find a desktop to try it on again. I can try to hook it up to my laptop on my docking station and follow your directions. Thanks for your help. I have not given up yet..............Rich

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First let's try to find out the culprit, remove/unplug the monitor and connect it to another computer using the same cable, if it's working fine, then check the System. (If not skip the next para).

Disconnect all the cables connected to the system, like mouse, keyboard, power cord, etc... etc.. and leave it off for few minutes, again reconnect whatever is required (not all, if you have additional usb cables, you can connect them later, sometimes usb interferes with the display), once you are ready, power on the machine and enter the "Bios Setup" and restore it to Default, i.e. "Optimized Default" or something similar which is in the "Exit" menu. After it's done, save the settings (Press F10) and let it restart. While it boots up, keep tapping F8 and when you see the "Advanced Boot Options" menu, select "Safe Mode" and boot into "Safe Mode", if everything is ok with the Safe Mode, restart the system and let it boot normally. If the problem's no longer persists, then you are done, but if the problem persists, make sure the system is still running normally. Try tapping the Numlock/Capslock to assure it's still running. If it seems hanged, you better try with another monitor or replacing a ram or uninstalling recently installed hardwares, etc...etc..


If the monitor doesn't work on another computer, no doubt, it's with the monitor or with the cable, try with another cable and check again.

Sometimes motherboard itself or the Bios chip could be the problem, but let's deal with them later. For now try to find out the cause and the troubleshooting will be easier for you and for me.

Good luck.

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    Lebanon Raingam Sep 16, 2010

    Well, I guess you've tried enough, but unfortunately without success. Now I suspect the display settings or the display drivers. We have only one means to deal with this and I hope this will definitely work.

    Connect another Monitor and power on the machine. Now uninstall the graphics drivers installed on the system, shutdown the computer and reconnect the monitor. Power on the machine and check if the problem persists or not. If not, proceed with the graphics drivers installation, or if so you'll need to check the power settings by right-clicking the desktop, "properties" > "ScreenSaver" > "Power" ....................... (for windows xp) or Control Panel > Power Options..................


    It's also important to check the registry entries and clean the unused/unimportant contents. Let me know if it's necessary.


    Once again good luck.

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