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

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Monitor shuts off but green light stays on

I know that this is going to sound crazy because it sounded crazy to me...but my monitor was doing the exact same thing and it was really getting to me, so I came up with an idea...somewhere in my brain I decided that turning down the brightness would help...so I turned the brightness down to about 57, and I have not had a problem since. I know all of these problems were posted a long time ago...but I hope that this helps someone out and saves them some money. I have a Dell LCD monitor and it fixed the problem right away.
8/4/2020 1:52:02 PM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Aug 04, 2020
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Where do I plug the blue cord into a Dell desktop monitor circa 2006? I think the cord may be in the wrong place and I am struggling to remove it. If it is correct, then something else is wrong.

it is in the correct place..There are 2 little thumbscrews that are the same color blue and you cant tell they are screws use a flat head screwdriver and unscrew them. hope this helps
10/8/2016 3:59:01 PM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Oct 08, 2016
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Cannot knew how to open

Here's a video on how I opened my E178FPb.
6/8/2015 6:31:53 PM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Jun 08, 2015
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Dell E177FPc flat screen monitor

If its the standard type of small clicky on/off button( (usually a black dot with silver casing - but you cannot see that unless your screen is dismantled), and its no longer doing the click bit, it's probably just broken inside unfortunatly.

They are very much prone to breaking up inside. If the screen can be taken apart, you may be able to buy a new button off the internet, but they are often 'surface-mounted' buttons now, which makes them very small and hard to resolder to the board again.

If the button can be felt still making a click, you may be able to spray some cleaning spray (such as SERVISOL or WD40) into the switch, as they sometimes just get dirty inside.
(make sure its turned off before spraying anything like that tho as its all highly flammable).

If you are trying to detach the screen edging, they are usually secured by 2 or 4 screws on the rear (sometimes they may be hidden behind the actual base/stand). After that, usea large flat bladed screwdriver (or something like that), to seperate the front & rear casings. The reason for starting at the bottom is that if you slip or the casing is very awkward and starts to crack as you work out how it comes apart, the marks will be hidden from view later :)

Some of the casings click apart easily like this, but others can take some force, and may even snap the small plastic tags inside as it cracks open - but that it up to the fixer if you wish to take that chance. The screws holding it together are usually more than enough anyway.
1/25/2015 9:21:19 AM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Jan 25, 2015
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Monitor shuts off right after turning pc on

Bad monitor
11/23/2014 11:14:28 PM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Nov 23, 2014
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St2410b no display

When the following conditions, namely the need to replace the LCD inverter:No image on the screen, but the power light stays onDark display but still readableBetween the screen flashes on and off 1/2 to several secondsPower light stays on, but no display and soundNo image on the screen, but LCD TV still has soundPicture cycle on and off, as well as high-power LED lightshttp://www.lcdinverter.info/dell-n26397-lcd-inverter-p-5754.html
10/3/2014 1:36:46 PM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Oct 03, 2014
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Monitor works in safe mode only

Monitor has no idea what mode the computer is in. Safe mode uses the default lowest common denominator video settings. I think I would try reinstalling the display adapter drivers.
8/16/2014 6:10:26 PM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Aug 16, 2014
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Do any of your dell 17 inch monitors have built in speakers?

17" Dell monitors don't have speakers, as a matter of fact, I haven't seen any Dell monitors with speakers.
6/24/2014 12:23:41 PM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Does not display on pc

just check your ram in the system its working or not
4/16/2014 7:12:41 AM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Apr 16, 2014
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Screen goes blank

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Solution: Replace cap. Radio Shack sells a 1000uF, 35V cap for $2. This will work.

Why did the cap go bad? The cap is too close to a heat sink and over heated.

What does this cap do? This cap sends a signal to an IC which keeps the monitor 'on' after the power switch is pushed. When the cap is weak, AC ripple voltage is applied to the IC and it sends a signal to shut the monitor off.

Opening the Monitor: These monitors are difficult to open.

The two plastic pieces snap together and must be pried apart with a flat screw driver.

After removing the stand, you need to insert a flat screw driver at the bottom of the screen where two slots are located. Then work the screw driver around until the two plastic pieces are separated.

Remove the cover plate and unscrew the push button circuit board.

Unplug the monitor cords from the driver board and remove the screen.

Unscrew the mounting screws from the power supply board and remove.

You will need to pinch the plastic support in the middle of the board to remove.

Cap Replacement:

Cap is located near a copper heat sink and the value will be on the side of the cap. It will be bulged up on the top. You will see burn marks on the board surrounding the cap. Unsolder the cap.

Install the new cap and solder. Make sure you connect + of the cap to + marked on the board.

Be careful not to solder across joints.

Keep leads long so you can bend the cap as far away from the heat sink as possible.

Reassemble monitor and turn on.

This should solve the problem.

8/11/2013 3:20:10 PM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Aug 11, 2013
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Monitor Grounding

good luck
5/9/2013 5:37:05 AM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on May 09, 2013
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E173fp screen black

The most common problems with these units are caused by bad capacitors in the power supply board. Here is a link to several repair guides that cover the different E173FP models. You can determine which model you have by looking at the last letter of the model name it should either be c, f, or bhttp://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/category/monitor-repair/dell-monitor-repair/
5/31/2012 3:20:33 AM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on May 31, 2012
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Dell E173fp monitor went black and green LED light

hughiii, Read page 16 of my fixya profile. There is a response to another E173FP you should read and then do more reading about other brands of monitors with same symptom. Will you be doing the tear-down and inspecting the power supply? After you have done the research (reading) and seen some videos on YOUTUBE, get back here on fixya and let us know what you have decided to do. 12fixlouie
2/17/2012 10:58:10 PM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Feb 17, 2012
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My monitor comes on for

I think you need to verify that the lamps are bad since it is delicate works to remove, replace and solder the lamps wires and put them back together.
This is where I get my lamps from: http://www.lcdparts.net
You need to check the fuse, transistors, caps, and solder joints on the power supply/inverter board.
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/DELL/Dell%20E173FPb/

Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply (they should be replaced in a set), blown fuses; poor solder joints, 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 monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/ Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.

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.

Replacement board: http://www.lcdrepair.us

6/9/2011 3:44:30 AM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Jun 09, 2011
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The screen started going black. If I turned it

Ckeck to solder joint at the AC inlet. You may also have shorted out transistors and blown fuses.
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/DELL/Dell%20E173FPb/

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.

5/15/2011 4:26:51 AM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on May 15, 2011
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My screen displey a split image/double image. I

you have two displays enabled in your computer. go into display properties and disable display 2. then you will have the correct screen showing in full
4/9/2011 12:27:28 AM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Apr 09, 2011
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On my dell e173fps the stand is broken; where can

search on ebay
1/26/2011 4:07:07 AM • Dell E173FP 17"... • Answered on Jan 26, 2011
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