20 Most Recent HP Compaq FP 7317 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor Questions & Answers

2003 is the first one made, 14 years old it sure can be.
new to you sure,.
all monitors, from 2000 to 2010 year, are backlighted with
crude CCFL maps, that last for 2 years (shortest life full time)
the all go bad, ever one , if USED, lots.
they all: endup soon.
1: dim
2: yellow tubes.
3: flicker ands strobe (not the data just the back lamps)
4: dead.
5: totally interminttant.
just like the forecent lamps im garage and for the same reasons.
6: the osd goes dead to when above happens. menu key on monitor front, but not data seen with flash light trick.
learn when 4 happens, above, do this.



buy monitor 2011 and newer, and this pain above goes byebye
at the introduction of wonderful, LED backlamps.

HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Oct 16, 2017

Yeah, I have this exact same problem, except my mom slammed my laptop shut in frustration around half an hour ago, so that's why it's like this. The right half of my screen is black with two colorful stripes (mostly white), but the left half is visible. I've researched a bit and found out that this is because the LCD in your monitor has burnt out, and since you don't have a monitor to attach, the only thing you can do is to go to where you bought the laptop and either get it fixed for free or return it for a brand new one (if your warranty still stands). If not, you might as well get a new laptop. I think my warranty has expired, so I'll get a new laptop, hopefully.

Hope this helps!


HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Jul 29, 2012

Due to still having a power light you can bet the power supply is still fine.
The problem will be in the inverter circuit, but more to the point it's actualy one of the CCFL tubes that has blown.
They can be easy to replace, they can also be a complete nightmare.
Hope that helps =)

HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Apr 03, 2012

That normally happens because of the static electricity that builds up on the system board of your machine. This might be a result of sliding the laptop on the bed or carpet which make the static electricity to build up on the machine. Remove the battery, remove the power source, and remove any cd from the CD drive and hold down the power button for at least 2 minutes just to drain the static electricity out of your system

HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Feb 22, 2012


To adjust the brightness and contrast, please use these steps:

1. Press the Menu button (button no: 1) on the monitor's front panel to access the OSD Menu. (see attached image)


2. Navigate through the OSD Menu by pressing the + (Plus) button on the monitor's front panel to scroll up, or the - (Minus) button to scroll in reverse.

3. Select the item (brightness or contrast) which you need to adjust from the OSD Menu by using the + or - buttons and highlight your selection. Then press the Menu button to select that function.

4. Adjust the item using the + or - buttons on the front panel to adjust the scale.

5. After adjusting the function, select Save and Return, or Cancel if you don't want to save the setting, then select Exit from the Main Menu.

For more details, download the complete instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.

The detailed steps for adjusting the brightness and contrast is given on pages 23-24 of the manual.

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HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Sep 15, 2011

To disable sleep mode in vista follow the steps

Go to start and type in the search box Power Options hit the enter button
On the Left side there is a panel Click Change when the computer sleeps
Click the drop-down box which says Put the computer to sleep and select Never
Click Save changes

HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Jun 28, 2011

Sounds like a loose cable. Try tightening the two thumb screws holding the connector..

HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Mar 21, 2011

No sir you can't do it. just buy a CPU for your monitor. Thank You.......

HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Feb 26, 2011

seems external power supply is shot try with another external power supply e-bay best shot,if power cord plugs directly in monitor then its internal psu might be cheaper to replace than repair

HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Jan 27, 2011

It may be coincident that the power supply circuits may have failed since it may already have failing components on the circuits, DC filter caps will be the first thing to look for inside.
If you are going to DIY and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
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 troubleshooting guide:

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.

HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Dec 03, 2010

if your system has an HDMI port, it is best to use a highspeed HDMI cable to connect it to the HDMI port of the TV. Else, use a DVI cable if both devices supports it. The cable to use will basically depend on the connectors available on both devices. If say your s system only have a VGA port, you can use a VGA to DVI or vise-versa , DVI to VGA cable or adapter. Hope this helps. Feel free to let us know how it goes

HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Nov 23, 2010


Please check the connectivity of the cable that runs from the Monitor to the Box.

It is usually with Blue color connectors with tightening screws on the sides of the connector.

Just make sure that it is firmly secured into both the ends.

If this doesn't work for you, please comment and let me know, and I will be more than happy to assist you to further resolve your issue.

I will appreciate your feedback and positive rating for this solution.
Thank you.

HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Oct 19, 2010

Try another monitor on your computer, if the 2nd monitor does the same thing then you know its an issue with your computer cause it has no video output. At that point try reseating your memory one stick at a time in each slot one at a time with trying to turn on the computer after each memory reseat.

If you do get video on the 2nd monitor then that means your original monitor is bad and would need to get replaced.

HP Compaq FP... | Answered on May 16, 2010

You may have failing power supply.
Most common failure in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, 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 of what goes wrong: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further, it will also help out other people with the same problem.


HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Apr 05, 2010

Your problems describe a bad Power Inverter. It's a small circuit bard inside the monitor, it powers the CCFL lamp of your monitor. Could be cheap to replace, but in most cases you just buy a new one. It could also be a bad CCFL lamp.

HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Mar 20, 2010

Has a 3.15A 250V fuse inside.
If it is blown, there must be a reason unless it was just a defective fuse or a surge.

I hope this helps, if so please rate our solution.

HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Mar 14, 2010

Power up the computer then check num lock led on keyboard when you press num lock key if its led show on and off then your cpu gives display to monitor then make sure vga cable from monitor from monitor to cpu is attched properly to cpu.
Then when you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in "enable vga mode " then go to display property set screen resolution to 10248768 then apply and ok.
But if num lock key is contstant and it not gives display when you press F8 then you need to open cpu cabinet then reattch the RAM memory then pull cmos cell from motherboard for 10 minuntes then remove pci cards if any.
If you have vga card then reattch in to motherboard.
make sure motherboard is not gorund with cabienet.
If you seen any display like boot post bios screen then make sure harddrive is recognized in bios.
When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or 'del" key to enter in bios.Reattch both connection to harddrive then check.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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HP Compaq FP... | Answered on Feb 04, 2010

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