I have a dell w1700 monitor/tv and had to buy a new inverter board and when i put it in i got the power on but no sound and no pictureyou can see the monitor light come on real faint could i get some help with this
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Ur LCD inverter board have problems before,now the board it dead.U must replaced the LCD inverter board to repair this to get picture back.The board is long in shape.Tries Shopjimmy.com,Ebay.com to buy a refurbish LCD inverter board for the replacement.
Check the cable between the monitor and the box for damage.
Try a new cable.
It may be a problem with the input board but it sounds like a cable problem.
Let me know what you find and please rate this solution. Lone99star
I have just did this here is the solution for you:
Philips screw driver
Small Flat screwdriver
Make sure your desk is clean and you also need a piece of soft clothes because you need
to place your LCD Monitor face down.
How to open the back cover:
First, remove all screws on the back cover, then, use a small flat head screw driver to
the plastic Clip inside the LCD Monitor star at the bottom of monitor. Then you can easily
separate the front bezel and back cover like the photos shown below.
Backlight Inverter Installation Procedures for Dell W1700
Place the Monitor
Push This Plastic Button
Down and Remove
Swivel Base as shown
on Next Photo
Star at the bottom of monitor as
shown on photo.
Use a small flat head screw drive
to push down the plastic clip.
Do it one side at the time as
shown on next 2 photos
When you have unlocked all 4 sides of plastic clips, Place the monitor face down again
as shown on photo
left side of
Disconnect this cable and
remove back cover
screws and Pull
out this small
cable and remove
Remove these screws
on the both side of
Slowly tilt upward the chassis and disconnect the flat cable
between Chassis and Panel As shown on next 2 photos.
Holding the chassis upward and
Use small flat head screw drive
to unlock this plastic clip
Slowly pull it out
Remove defective inverter board and replace with our New Substitute Board
(T501045.00MSS) and re-install all disassembly components back. Now your LCD
Monitor working again.
MoniServ Substitute Board is available at
Backlight Inverter board.
Photo Shown with our Substitute Board
you may have gotten a bad board. this board is the most common failure to the back lights lighting. the cffl's can not be replaced they are a part of the panel, you would have to completely dismantal the panel to get to them. if you feel that the board is good the next step is the main board. the feed back to the main board is not being excepted the processor, replace the main board.
I had the exact same problem. Another thread on this site recommended replacing the inverter from www.lcdpart.com
I ordered the replacement inverter from their San Francisco office this past Friday. I received in less than 72 hours later and I live in Tampa. AND THIS IS THE HOLIDAYS.
Anyway, they have a tutorial installation instruction on their website for the Dell W1700. I have never worked on a tv, but with their tutorial it took me about an 1.5 hours to disconnect, disassemble, repair, and test the tv. Everything now works again... and for only $90 including shipping.
I have the same TV - Same problem. My TV was replaced twice by Dell while it was under warranty. When I contacted the out-of- warranty contractor for Dell, Jabil, I was advised by a tech that Jabil no longer repairs this tv and added this is a common problem w/this TV. He further advised that 98% of the time, it was the result of fuzes f1 and f2 on the inverter board "blowing". If you can't find a local shop to replace these fuzes, plan B would be to send it to a repair center in Ohio, name unrecalled, 800 941-4478. Personally, as this seems to be a recurring problem w/this tv, I'm going to cut my losses and get a name brand