20 Most Recent Dell E173FPc 17" TFT LCD Flat Panel Monitor Questions & Answers


Cable may not be appropriate for the power requirements for the device

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Nov 04, 2017


Have you tried setting the resolution using display settings in control panel?
Go to control panel search for display. There you will find option to select monitor and resolution.

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Oct 02, 2017


Normally you can push the menu button on the monitor to look at menu options. If there is no input it will normally show that on the screen initially and they go into sleep mode.

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Jun 28, 2014


Your monitor should turn on without a source and display the floating 'Dell - self-test Feature Check' message. If it does not, verify the power LED is on "GREEN" and indicating either power on / diagnostics mode or "Amber" power saving mode. If neither indication you have power problems. If these symptoms do not apply, shine a light on the sceen and see if there is a faint image. If this is true, you have backlight problems.

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Nov 06, 2013


Hi Gaz,

First, verify the monitor is functional.
Monitor STFC (Self Test Feature Check)
Turn off the monitor
Plug the monitor power cord directly into the wall socket to remove any surge protectors or APCs from the troubleshooting equation
Unplug the monitor video cable from the back of the computer
Turn on the monitor
The floating dialog box should appear on screen against a black background.
If the issue appears during the STFC, the monitor is defective. What are the results please?


Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Jul 08, 2012


You can try replacing the power supply/inverter board or troubleshoot it down to component level.
It can be the fuse, transistors, bad solder joints, bad lamps assembly, etc.
See pictures here:
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/DELL/Dell%20E173FPb/

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

You should also read my guides:

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.

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Jun 24, 2011


There is no recall listed on the Dell website. If under warrantee, you will be covered. If not, 5 min epoxy.

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Jun 14, 2011


vc6 luna, A visit to YOUTUBE should help you understand how you will investigate and possibly repair your very old E173FP display. The Switch mode power supply will be first thing to visually inspect for "bad" capacitors. If still require assistance, then return to fixya and read and follow link in the fixya profiles of "budmrtn" "12fixlouie" and leave additional info for us to read in a comment to this response. 12fixlouie

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Oct 19, 2010


Try it another PC first, otherwise it can be fail components such as caps, transistors, cold solder joints, etc.
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/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.

Basic LCD monitor troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.
Replacement board: http://www.lcdrepair.us

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Oct 19, 2010


The DELL you have only have VGA input, there are six kind of DVI, the one you need is DVI-I which will allow you to connect VGA monitor to the DVI port, you need to look at you PC DVI port to see what you have.
Learn more about DVI here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

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 E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Oct 08, 2010


Hello,

These units are known for having issues with the internal power supply board. There are parts called capacitors that fail due to heat buildup in the monitor case. When they die the power supply stops working and you get a dead monitor just like you have. If you can solder then you should be able to repair your unit. We have a free step by step repair guide posted on our web site at: http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/dell-e172fpc-e173fpc-repair/ The repair should take less than 20 minutes to do and cost less than $15 for parts.

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

Buddy
Corporate Computer
www.ccl-la.com

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Sep 15, 2010


<span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">If you are going to DIY and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:</span><br /> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, 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: <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'">Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.</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 style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </span></span><br /> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Capacitors kit: <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><a href="http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/">http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/</a><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>he can make you a set of caps for you.</span><br />

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Aug 26, 2010


Check if the cable connected to your monitor and video card is fix and secure.. Check also if the video card is properly seated in the motherboard.... Try to check using other computer if the video card is working..

If the test is all ok.. then the last option will be to check the backlight inverter of your monitor....To do this, you need to bring the monitor to a credible technician to have it replace..



much appreciated if you could rate this help..thanks..

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on May 24, 2010


Hello,

You have a unit with a failure in the backlight power supply. This is a common problem with LCD monitors after 2-3 years of use. Here is a link to an article we have posted that shows what needs to be done to repair the unit along with full parts list: http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/dell-e172fpc-e173fpc-repair/ If you can solder then you can do the repair yourself. If you don't care to do the repair we do offer a repair service for the unit, details can be found here: http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/service-request-form/

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

Buddy
Corporate Computer
www.ccl-la.com

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Apr 29, 2010


Please read below and look at my pictures of Dell monitors if you want to DIY.
Most common failures 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 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://www.badcaps.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Apr 18, 2010


Did you check the four transistors that drive the inverter transformers for shorts?
http://www.josepino.com/?howto-repair-dell

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Feb 03, 2010


Hello,
I have replaced the 6 capacitors, but still got the same problem..............

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Feb 03, 2010


Hello,

The power supply in the unit has died. This is a very common problem with this series of monitor after 2-3 years of use. If you can solder then you should be able to do the repair yourself. Check out our step by step repair guide posted on our site at: www.ccl-la.com Our guide gives parts values and location information as well as how to open the unit up. If you don't feel like doing the repair we also offer repair services, see our web site for details.

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

Buddy
Corporate Computer
www.ccl-la.com

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Dec 31, 2009


Hello,

The blinking power light usually indicates a blown power supply board. We have a step by step repair guide posted on our web site at: www.ccl-la.com If you don't want to do the repair yourself we do offer a repair service. If you have any questions just contact us at the address below.

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

Buddy
Corporate Computer
www.ccl-la.com
[email protected]


Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Nov 30, 2009


Hello,

This usually indicates a blown backlight power supply. Heat buildup in the monitor case causes parts called capacitors to overheat and blow out. Check out our web site at: www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm We have pictures of what the blown capacitors look like. We will have a step by step guide posted by tomorrow night 10/25/09. Open the back of your monitor and look for the blown caps. Replace all the ones that look like the ones in the pictures and you should be back up and running. The values you need to get are going to be marked on the sides of the ones you take out. Be sure to reinstall the new ones with the polarity stripe going the same direction as the old ones come out. You can order replacement parts from several places on the internet or we can supply them for you. You will need to use high temp caps that will be marked 105c, these are not available from Radio Shack. If you use ones that are not rated correctly then you will have more issues in a month or two. If you don't want to do the repair yourself we do offer a repair service for $35 plus return shipping.

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

Buddy
Corporate Computer
www.ccl-la.com
[email protected]

Dell E173FPc 17"... | Answered on Oct 24, 2009

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