Question about Dell UltraSharp 1907FP 19" LCD Monitor
I have a Dell 19" LCD monitor and the power button is stuck. The monitor cannot be powered on. Can you describe the process of removing the front bezel to get to the power button? How difficult is this and can you break tabs if not careful? Any detailed instructions would be helpful. Do you have any suggestions on repairing the power button?
Hey People! You Dont Need To Do Any Of This! Just Take Off The Power Button " Via A Small Screw You Insert In The Side Of The Power Button, then You Lift It Up And Take Off The Power Button" Then You Just Take The Edge Of A Tack Or Very Small Obect, insert it in the side, push down and it works! on and off like normal, and nothing complicated!
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
I figured I didn't have much to lose, so I took a very thin and small screw driver and pried the on-off button right out of its socket, which does break it. To the left, inside the hole,you can see where a tab on the button pressed against a small circular inner button. I pressed that with the screwdriver and the monitor turned right on. I replaced the button for the sake of cosmetics and will never touch it again. If I leave the monitor for any extendd period of time I will simply unplug it.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
OK, thanks to hihai above, I was able (finally) to get into my monitor. A word of caution, though. Use a wide, thin knife and insert it between the grey plastic and the black plastic at the top or bottom of the monitor. (its easier at the top or bottom as you can distinctly see the deliniation between the grey and black - on the sides it's all black and the fit of this bezel around the monitor is so tight it's really hard to get in to the crack to pry the thing off). At any rate, once you get your thin knife (I too used a butter knife) into that crack, gently slide it to one end or the other. There are tabs near each end and a couple in the middle - you'll feel a bit of resistance near each tab as you slide the knife. Position the knife close to one of the end tabs. Rotate the knife handle outwards away from the monitor effectively prying the bezel upwards away from the face of the monitor. As you pop each tab, work towards the opposite end of the same side of the monitor. Once you have both ends dislodged, inserting the knife to pry up the all black sides will be easier. Unfortunately once you have the top (or bottom) and both sides loose the remaining top (or bottom depending on which one you started with) becomes a bit tighter to get the knife into.
Here's my word of caution. Be very gentle. While I was trying to find the way to get the bezel to come off I attempted to slide it in between the monitor face and the bezel itself and unfortunately cracked the glass face inside the monitor rendering it useless.
As for the power button, the button had worn down so much from use there simply was no travel left to push the contact on the switch board in the bezel. I tried a dab of hot glue on the inside of the power button to give it some more contact to the switch on the circuit board but didn't have enough. I was able to push the switch on the board with the circuit board removed from the bezel (with a tiny screwdriver not my fingers) and the monitor powered up fine. It was then I discovered the broken screen. Damn.
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
Ok, sorry for my english. I'm from Barcelona Spain.
So, the plastic piece on my power button that actually pressed on the switch... disappeared. I thought I could replaced some how.. and here is what I came up with.
So, basic material: can.
I took some of the top part, I'm not sure but it seems to me as slightly thicker.
So, let's see what we have..
Now... this is what I wanted to do...
So, this is the idea. Now I will fit it in and decide later if it needs glue.
So, I take some of the excess of the inner belt.
Looks good... now the tricky part. Althought there is no pic of it, I had to scrape some of the plastic from the bottom side of the poPower button stuck on Dell 1907FP - beea06d.jpg, just where the metal had to get out. If not .. it just dind't work. Also, centering the piece on the swPower button stuck on Dell 1907FP - 490ae89.jpgso....difficult... but I think you get the point.
So, it should look something like this.
So, put the circuit back on, and test with the first two srews on.. you might need to readjust it two or three times, but in the end.. it worked for me. No glue, by the way.
There you are. ;)
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
I followed the same proceedure, remove the 4 screws from the back, pry the black front cover (carefully) from the top and sides. When this is disassembeled, the internal body of the monitor slides out of the rear shell. Lay the monitor back side down and flip over the front cover being cerefull with the ribbon cable. I then took out the 5 tiny silver screws holding the mini circuit board and was able to access the plastic molded peice that was worn out. I removed the black power button on the end from the molded peice that had all 5 buttons on it, leaving an open hole in that slot. I put it all back together and now turn on the power with a toothpick...howz that for high tech!!!! Sorry DELL, I won't be buying a new monitor per your recommendation since there are no replacement parts for these.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
I had the same problem with my 1907fpt (dell). My power button felt "jammed" or stuck. You don't need to take the four screws out. use a butter knife or something similar and pop out the frame around the front of the monitor. You have to pry around it and the frame should pop out but be careful for the buttons. There is an attached ribbon at the bottom to the left of the buttons. Next, unscrew the circuit board where the buttons are attached to the frame. You should be able to turn the monitor on from there. Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 18, 2008
I wish I'd found this page before following this guys advice http://www.youtube.com/comment_servlet?all_comments&v=RXAQxwCTuuI. I used my fingers to prize the front bevel off, as he advises. I did fix the power button, but upon turning my monitor back on, I found the LCD full off stress marks and cracks all along the edges, where I'd used my fingers. The monitor is now on, but unusable. :o( I can't afford a new one. I'm gutted.
Posted on Mar 25, 2010
Glad I found this, the same thing just happened to me, a few days ago, also on a 1907FP. I've had this monitor since 2006, and all of a sudden the power button just didn't work. Ironically, on the day we moved to a new house.
The Dell gods wanted me to stay, I guess. :D
Mine felt different, meaning that the button no longer "clicks" when you push it. Feels like the button underneath the button cover got jammed. I'll check out that video page.
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
The guys are spot on. What a dumb design Dell - you should be able to do better!
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
I had the same problem with my DELL UltraSharp 1905FP. My power button felt "jammed" or stuck. It wouldn't push in and pop out. It felt broke.
I used a flat head screwdriver to pop out the bezel frame around the front of the LCD monitor. You have to pry around it and the frame should pop out but be careful for the buttons. There is a ribbon cable attached at the bottom of the frame to the left of the buttons. This ribbon cable is extremely short, so I carefully laid the top of the bezel frame back towards me keeping the bottom of the frame close to the display at all times. The circuit board was clipped in at the bottom and had a piece of plastic, with an adhesive making it like tape, across the back which attached the circuit board to the front bezel frame. I used a small screwdriver to gently unclip the circuit board from the frame. At this point, if you wish to, you can turn the monitor on/off from at this point.
The plastic bezel power button cover has an ear tab on one side that presses the actual power button, on it's other side it has two plastic connections to another tab which has three mounting holes in it which fit over three plastic posts on the inside front of the bezel frame cover. It looks kind of like these characters.
cO=[:.] ç the letter “c” is the part that presses the button. The “O” is the bezel button that stickes out which is what you press. The “=” sign represents the two plastic connections to the “” which represents the mount. The “:.” represents the holes where the posts stick thru.
On mine the three posts on the front bezel frame are what actually broke.
I took the bezel power button and aligned it in the correct position in the bezel frame, and then I took a hot glue gun and put a layer of hot glue over the area where the three broken posts were and over lapped it a little toward the corner of the frame. The layer of glue was no thicker then the thickness of the glue as it comes out of the glue gun.
* I made sure it overlapped the three sides of the plastic mount. Depicted by the asterisk
]* ç around the right bracket below.
I didn't cover the plastic connectors because they need to bend to allow the button to move. I let the hot glue dry for about 5 minutes. Next I held the bottom of the frame up to the monitor and clipped the circuit board back into place and pushed the tape back in place. I checked to make sure all of the buttons were aligned by pressing each one gently till I felt it click.
Finally I carefully clipped the front bezel frame to the monitor being careful to protect the ribbon cable.
Walla! my monitor is fixed!
Other individuals who followed the same instructions above, but were unable to repair the bezel button because the “c” or “=” were what broke. They fixed the problem by turning the monitor on and then plugged the monitor into a power strip which they switch off and on to power their monitor. This is a better solution over all because it saves electricity to completely power the monitor off from a power strip.
If they wanted to however they could probably fix the button with a part of a paperclip by hot gluing the paperclip to the frame so that one end of the paperclip would press the button and the other end would be mounted to the bezel frame. Then hot glue the button to the paperclip. I thin that’s what I will try to do the next time it breaks.
Posted on May 05, 2009
Same problem for me, the power push button is cheap and broke internally, followed instructions from here and monitor turns on now.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
I too had this power button failure on my Dell 1905FP after less than three years' use (bought Sept 2005). Take the problem to Dell (who now sell monitors with three year warranties – too late for us!) and they don't want to know, even though you could argue that their product was not 'fit for purpose' . Take it to a repairer to tell you what has failed and you risk throwing good money after bad.
So hallelujah for Fix-Ya and its great forum!
My 'clickless' power button has now been removed (it failed just as 'tableofsix' described it in their posting) and the monitor is now powered on by manually pressing the tiny inner button. I'd say that this is too fiddly for day-to-day use so I just leave it on, letting it go to amber standby (2 watts consumption) when the PC is shut down.
Have Dell woken up yet to the abysmal design of this critical piece of plastic mechanics?
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
My monitor is a Dell 1010FP, also purchased in 2006. The power button felt totally dead.
hahai 's solution worked for me too!
I used a 1 inch putty knife to pry the black frame away from the case. (The frame is shaped like a cheap picture frame.)
Once the frame was off some gentle pulling was needed to extend the ribbon wires just enough to unsrew the circuit board.
Unlike the other buttons with a peg on the backside, the power button is offset from the target and has a thin plastic ear on one side. The ear had broken off. As in hihai's solution I used a tiny screwdriver to turn the circuit board switch on.
Upon reassembly one of the plastic frame mounting tabs was interfering with the ribbon wires. I cut off the offending tab.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
HiHai's solution works!!! Thanks so much for posting this. Just get a knife or something to pry the front panel of the LCD at the edges, and carefully remove it. If you want to take the whole screen out, you can do so by opening the 4 black screws in the back and taking it out.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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