20 Most Recent Dell UltraSharp 1702FP 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor Questions & Answers


Might need a new one

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Oct 28, 2018


You have to sellect video out option to external on your laptop

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Nov 23, 2014


Hello Dave,Check the power light, if it is faintly blinking then this link should help you get it going. That model is well known to have a problem on the control board that causes the monitor to not power up right.http://www.instructables.com/id/FREE-17%22-LCD-Monitor---How-to-do-it%3f/

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Nov 06, 2012


This behavior is often caused by bad electrolytic capacitors on the circuit board inside. It's not difficult to replace them, but requires skill with electronic soldering and access to the replacement parts. This site as well as some others has information showing what needs to be done, and detailing the parts to be replaced.

If you know someone who can solder, give it a try. There are many online parts sources, and if you live near a Radio Shack store, you might be able to find the replacement capacitors there. A capacitor's value is measured in microfarads, usually abbreviated as MF. There is also a voltage rating. The original parts are rated at 16 volts; if 25- or 35-volt rated ones of the same value are available, use those. They will be a little larger than the originals, but will last longer.

Good luck with the repair, and thanks for using Fixya!

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Oct 17, 2010


It can be the cable, please check all the pins at both ends and make sure they fit tightly to the connector at the monitor and at the PC, it can be the video card rpblem also so you need to try this monitor with other PC.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting

Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Oct 12, 2010


Displays should be plug and play, drivers are built into windows. If there are drivers for additional features, you can only get them from dell if they have released any for windows 7. Try the latest graphics driver for your graphics card

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Aug 27, 2010


May I ask what it is not doing?<br /> Most common failures in DELL are shorted transistors, cold solder joints, bad caps.<br /> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Replacement board:</span><br /> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><a href="http://www.lcdrepair.us">http://www.lcdrepair.us</a></span><br /><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'"><a href="http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums">http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums</a></span><br /> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague</a></span><br /> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Capacitors kit: <a href="http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/Viewsonic-C196320.aspx"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/</a><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>he can make you a set of caps for you.</span><br /> </span> <br />

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Aug 26, 2010


Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, blown fuses, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed Dell monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
http://www.badcaps.net
Replacement board: www.lcdrepair.us

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on May 21, 2010


If you have another monitor for desktop hook other monitor up then under hardware and software in control panel, add the dell monitor, then hook it up. Some operating systems need the driver to be added first. My brother almost threw away agood dell lcd monitor before I told him this, now he loves the lcd, works great.

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Feb 15, 2010


Yes this would be called the back light or the inverter failed the little board that powers the back light. Now I would advice if you choose to repair this yourself you do so with caution. But the error here is simply the back light or one of the inverter board failed.


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Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Jan 07, 2010


Looks like you have a shorted IC ot transistor on the LCD layer of the panel.

If you remove the screws from the back of the panel and look underneath, you will see the circuit the main board plugs into. Usually there are a few components on this pcb that can go bad. Replacing them is a little hit and miss. If you can identify the component, you might stand a chance. I had a unit do this, and when I looked at the lcd pcb there was a shorted smt transistor. It was burnt, but I was able to remove it without damaging the board.
I managed to replace it twice with two similar transistors, but the panel still caused the power circuit to cycle when I plugged it in. Although I couldn't find any other shorted parts, the small smt ICs on the board could have had internal shorts, or the transistors I used to substitute were completely wrong for the circuit. Since the original transistor was burned, I could not identify it in any way.

The only hope for your monitor is to identify and replace the bad smt component on the LCD board, or replace the lcd layer itself. I've done this a few times, but it requires another of the same panels, one with a bad backlight perhaps. If you are careful enough, you can remove the metal frame assembly from the panel (there are usually four screws, two on each side). You will have to "unsnap" the outer frame from the inner frame all the way around the outside.
Do this to both panels, and place them face up on a desk or bench. Carefully unwrap the ribbon cable and remove the entire lcd layer. Do this a second time, only place the working lcd layer over the working backlight assembly. Make sure the lcd layer seats snugly in the frame and wrap the ribbon cable over the top. Reinstall the outer frame. You have to make sure everything stays aligned as you snap the outer frame back into place. Reinstall the screws. Now you should have one perfectly good lcd panel. Keep an eye out for a panel with a bad backlight.

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Dec 10, 2009


There are 2 things that directly effect your resolution, 1 is Monitor Driver and the other is Display Driver.

The Monitor driver isn't so important as the Default Monitor driver also works well.

You need to confirm that your Display drivers are up to date, Tell me your Desktop system, and I'll find you the Latest drivers (If available) for Win 7.

I hope you understand.

Regards, WAQAR.

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Nov 30, 2009


Check all the buttons near the ON/OFF button.

One of the buttons will activate the OSD (On Screen Display).

The OSD controls everything about the monitor, including BRIGHTNESS and CONTRAST. Use the other buttons to move between menu-items, and to "select" one of the sub-menus, and to raise/lower settings, and to "exit" from a sub-menu to the main-menu.

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Nov 18, 2009


could be a glitch in your hard drive or a loose monitor wire.

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Oct 19, 2009


Try it on another computer, if it works the video card moght be dead.

Dell UltraSharp... • Answered on Jul 12, 2009

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