20 Most Recent Dell E172FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor Questions & Answers

What kind of system do you have there? Regular PC + monitor or All-in-one/Laptop?

Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Dec 30, 2017

When the power light is flashing the monitor is not getting a stable signal. This is hard to answer without direct troubleshooting. Check the cables first, make sure they are connected securely. If you still have problems test another monitor you know works or move monitor to a computer you know works, this will determine if the monitor is the problem or not and tell you if it is your "graphics port or adapter". If another monitor works fine, use the working cables to test the "broken" monitor. If you have an "all-in-one" computer, ignore the above steps and use a start-up repair disk. The reason this is hard to troubleshoot is there are so many things to diagnose. More than likely your "graphics card" is failing. These are some tricks to repair. You can update the driver, buy a graphic card separate from the stock port.

Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on May 21, 2016

Check for bad capacitors in the power supply section, also check for shorted out transistors (4) C5706/5707 in the inverter circuits.

Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Jan 07, 2016

I had the same problem and it only cost me $6 in parts and shipping from Mouser and you'll need a soldering iron. I made a video on how I fixed this problem on my Dell E178FPb. Mouser Electronics Electronic Components Distributor

Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Jun 08, 2015

Turn off. Disconnect the power cord from the rear/bottom. Press and hold in the power button for 10 seconds. Reconnect the power cord. Power on. If that does not stop it, it is broken and will need to be replaced.
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Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015

"Shadowing" effect fixed by separating the wires in back. Touching wires cause crosstalk of signals . Immediate fix.

Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Aug 12, 2014

VGA and DVI is in the way the video signals travel. VGA connectors and cables carry analog signals while DVI can carry both analog and digital. DVI is newer and offers better, sharper display compared to VGA. You can easily tell them apart because VGA connectors (and ports) are blue while DVI connectors are white. Click the link below to see an image of them.

Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Aug 05, 2014

Many monitors have an on-screen display lock (the padlock icon) that seems to get stuck.
Various suggestions in the links below - the one that seems to work most often is to hold the monitor's menu button down for 15-20 seconds to get the screen menu, then either try unlocking the OSD (On Screen Display) or do a factory reset on the monitor.
Different monitors have slightly different menus, but if it's a Dell monitor you can find the manual below (under Display):

Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Jul 30, 2014

Browse ebay website.

Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Mar 01, 2014

Take screen to computer shop and ask for cable

Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Jan 04, 2014

connect the vga/hdmi monitor cable to your pc and let the windows search wizards to detect your new hardware. follow the instruction or install the cd driver for your monitor


Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Apr 22, 2013

9 times out of 10 this is a capacitor burned out on the power board. To repair it you will have to have some soldering ability and be able to get the parts or you can see if you can get a power board for your monitor. http://compare.ebay.com/like/310644115747?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar 27.99

Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Apr 04, 2013

Your problem is caused by a failure of the filter capacitors in the power supply board, this is a common issue on LCD monitors. Here is a link to repair information for this model. You can repair the monitor by replacing the filter capacitors.


Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Feb 09, 2013

dear sale out this monitor and buy new monitor

Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Dec 04, 2012

Pretty good bet that your monitor power supply has bad caps. There are about 6-10 caps that age and "bulge". The fix is simple. Google it. Total cost to fix (if you know how to solder) is probably less than $2.00.

Dell E172FP 17"... | Answered on Jun 09, 2012

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