20 Most Recent Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor Questions & Answers

Do the flashlight test. Shine flashlight on front of screen at angle and see if you can see an image or lettering. If so, it is probably inverter board. Let me know first if you have an image.

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Nov 13, 2019

monitor may have died or someone might have dropped it? no other explanation. monitors can be gotten fairly cheap now-maybe at a PC Recycling shop or get new

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Jan 29, 2019

Take the RAM out to be sure that is not causing the issue. If it is then make sure it is seated right and is the right kind and try again. If the video card is not initializing that would cause the monitor to not work.

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Nov 15, 2017

The fine print says it should work. Real life might be different. Do you have a genius bar, found at Apple stores, anywhere close? If so, make an appointment and let them make the connection for you. The genius bar is a free service and I've never found anything that they haven't been able to fix...and fix it quickly...if it's fixable.

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Apr 17, 2017

try testing the monitor on another computer. if you dont have an extra desktop or laptop to test with. take over to a neighbor or a friend. if the monitor still doesn't turn on or no signal. the monitor is defective and needs to replaced or repaired by a technician

good luck

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Feb 28, 2017

Try hitting the space bar on the keyboard. Does the mouse work normally?

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Nov 25, 2016

Turn the whole pc off then back on. If the LCD stays in power save then I would try a diffrent monitor on the PC. If that fixes it the the monitor is probably stuck in power save. Check www.lcdrpair.us for parts and instructions.

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Nov 25, 2016

I am sure the problem is not related with Office 2013 installation. Please test your computer using another LCD monitor.

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on May 14, 2016

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Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on May 14, 2016

What operating system? Most Dell monitors are plug-and-play.

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Apr 27, 2016

Just had the same problem... what worked for me was simple. Unplug the cable from the monitor, hit the power button a few times until Dell screen poped up with a few color bars because it knew it was no longer connected to a PC. Then plugged the cable back in and all was fixed.

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Apr 26, 2016

To help you change the brightness and contrast settings from the LCD monitor, please follow the instructions mentioned below, The control buttons are located at front panel of the monitor. The Brightness Button is used to select the Brightness/Contrast adjust functions. Press to switch functions or adjust settings. To decrease the brightness or contrast press (-) button & to increase (+) as per your adjustment. GuruAid.com

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Mar 30, 2016

Hello there:
i would refer to your users manual to see if there is a power save mode setting on the monitor it'self and to see how to adjust it or contact the manufacture of the monitor . ok ?
hope that this is helpful

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Jun 21, 2015

Here's a video I made repairing my E178FPb and I show how to take it apart. I assume it comes apart the same as yours.

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Jun 08, 2015

I made a video repairing my Dell E178FPb and I show how to take it apart.

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Jun 08, 2015


The picture board on your monitor is bad, since it goes off after it is turned on and the power led or button is on, it means the picture board of your monitor has developed fault.

The best thing for you to do now is to take the monitor to a local repairer within your vicinity or any service center to help with the replacement of the picture board because the fault is not something you can fix yourself, in order not to complicate issues.

Take care.

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Jun 03, 2015

Hold down the ALT key. Touch the SPACE bar. Touch the S ("size" key). Touch LEFT-ARROW key. Repeatedly press the RIGHT-ARROW key to move the left edge of the window to the right. Touch the UP-ARROW key. Repeatedly press the DOWN-ARROW key to move the top edge of the window towards the bottom. Touch ENTER to "commit" the changes.

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on May 10, 2015

Your monitor power supply has several capacitors going bad. You’ll need to have these replaced by a reputable repair person or check my website www.micromendllc.com. Thanks

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on May 07, 2015

I just fixed my for less then 1 minute. Here was the problem, when turn on the PC with the monitor connected. The screen appear like normal for about 2 seconds then shut off black but the GREEN power LED stay on, if i press the power off and turn it back on the screen act the same thing.
Here how to fix it, turn off the PC, unplug the monitor power cable then plug it back. The power LED will stay amber. Hold down both brights minus - and plus + same time, turn on the PC, keep hold the - and + buttons press the power button turn on the monitor.
You will see the screen back on, just hold for about 10 more seconds till you see the screen seem to stay on fine then realse them. That's it how i fixed my.....GOOD LUCK

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on May 07, 2015

My Dell E173FPc exhibited this same problem as described by many people on this site. Having looked through the solutions I decided to investigate further.

Posted solutions point to a faulty 12V smoothing capacitor, dry joints on the inverter transformer or faulty driver transistors. All these were Ok in my case, but on closer inspection a dry joint was found on L202 – see picture.

Cleaning off the old solder and re-soldering fixed the problem.
So if your monitor exhibits the same symptoms carefully inspect all the solder joints of large components around the inverter.

Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on May 07, 2015

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