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How do you unlock a Dell Monitor? I a year or so ago, I bought a second hand dell monitor. It is an LCD flat panel monitor I found at a goodwill store. The problem is the last system that used the monitor vertically shifted the screen up about 6 inches, so I can't see everything. I want to shift the screen back down so everything comes into view properly. Problem is, the monitor is locked. Every time I press the menu button on the monitor, a lock shows up on the screen. On the back of the monitor, is a hole with a picture of a lock on it. But it's not a button or anything. Is there a way to unlock a dell monitor? I can not go blondly changing settings in the bios if can't see what they are. >.< Thanks for your help!

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Please see here: http://www.fixya.com/support/r4554052-dell_monitor_lock_unlock_instruction
The lock symbol on the back is for anti-theft protection to tie it down to the desk.

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
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors pictures: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/

Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.
Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.

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