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Power button My 3 year old 1905FP's power button no longer works. The button just seems to be dead. I've tried rotating it, and it is in a vertical position. I can feel it clicking in and out, but this has been a gradual problem, and now I can't get it to power on at all. The screen, at least the last time the monitor turned on, is excellent. No fading, no flickering (one pixel out), but the color is wonderful, text sharp, so this isn't a back-lighting problem. I've spoken to two repair shops locally who just said "drop kick it, it's too hard to fix." I have a hard time accepting this solution. Any ideas or suggestions would be welcome. thanks.

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  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    The power button on my Dell monitor is permanently stuck in the "off" position. Maybe the spring has failed/come dis-lodged?

  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    the button doesnt works, and is a lock that appears and disappers every 10 seconds.


  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    I have the same probelem. barely could turn on the monitor to look for solutions...

  • muthuri Mar 24, 2009

    My problem is exactly the same as 'grasses' - power switch has gone from erratic to inoperable over past weeks. Has been made to work by moving button sideways in its slot. Can't find exploded diagram to assess the possibility of replacing the faulty part. Address please for diagram and availablity of part - presumably with ~ 3 year lifespan! Iain

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When I finally got the power switch to turn on, I just left it on.

My Dell 1905fp monitor now powers up and shuts down with my computer. I unplug the power chord when my laptop computer is disconnected.

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Remove the button arm, and drill a hole thru the casing. Use a pin to turn it on.

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