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The buttons on the front panel of the monitor are "locked" so I can not adjust the brightness, resolution, etc of the screen

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Please read here:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4554052-dell_monitor_lock_unlock_instruction

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
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