20 Most Recent Dell E173FPf 17" TFT LCD Flat Panel Monitor Questions & Answers


Hi,

Initially, pls check D854 on the Power Supply/Logic board. It is a dual diode. If you would prefer board replacement rather than component level repair, this might be of help. This of course would require a fair familiarity of electronic components/circuitry and safety procedures, use of a DVM and a soldering iron. It would be to your added advantage access to a service manual or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings. Should you be uncomfortable performing a DIY (do-it-yourself), perhaps your best bet would then be to seek the services of a qualified professional.

This is of course in addition to checking the usual, power cord, fuse, outlet etc.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Aug 04, 2013


Hold down the menu button for 15 seconds and it will unlock.

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Sep 25, 2012


i guess your system administartor has restricted this sites, he is the only who will do that for you, except u have access to your internet sevre.

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Sep 25, 2012


Replace the two capacitors the inverters.

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Sep 22, 2011


E173FPf Mfg December 2004
This E173FPF has changed much inside from the November 2003 E172fpb which had the famous 4 identical transistors 5707 that would tend to fail in pairs. If your newer E173FPF displays a green power light and fails to display a picture try replacing the 220uf25v capacitors at C6 and C26. Test them with a volt ohm meter and they will test Ok, replace them anyway. Radio Shack did not have the 25v so I used the 35v, display works fine now. There is an E173FPF repair kit with directions available on Ebay if you don't have a parts store in your area and would prefer delivery.

i'm not an expert at anything...x'cept maybe dumpster diving. God Bless

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Sep 22, 2011


This means that the monitor is working properly, but it is not getting a signal from the video card. Make sure the connection from the monitor to the computer is secure and tight. If the connection is good, you should check your video card settings.

Regards,

Matt

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Mar 16, 2011


It can have blown inverter fuse, transistors, cold solder joints.
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Dell%20E173FPb/

If you are going to DIY and already try the monitor with another PC, 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 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: 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.
Please leave rating if it helps.


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

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Feb 11, 2011


You need to re-set your screen resolution, RMB on your desktop and select properties - settings.

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Jan 21, 2011


It may have shorted out transistors (c5706/5707) in the inverter board so it is in shutdown/restsrt mode.
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 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.

Basic LCD monitor 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Learn about bad caps: Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Nov 14, 2010


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 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.

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 E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Oct 06, 2010


douglas bord, try YOUTUBE for video clips of owners/technicians: 1. "parting" the front "bezel" from the "rear cover"
2. "parting" the "rear" cover from the "front" bezel.
You may find either E172 or E173. both are similar in construction. Don't use sharp instruments for prying!! One carless slip and it's off to the local hospital "ER" to stop rapid loss of blood gushing from large wound. 12fixlouie

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Sep 26, 2010


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Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Sep 18, 2010


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

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Aug 23, 2010


You need a new backlight inverter board. If you dissasemble the monitor you will see a circuit board with 4 2-wire connectors connected to it. This is the board you need to replace. Typically they run from $15 to $40. Usually just easier to replace the monitor. Another idea is to reduce brightness levels on the monitor in the menu while looking at it with your flashlight. Then power off then power on the monitor and it might stay on longer.

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Aug 16, 2010


This is a common issue to occur to LCD monitors when the LCD panel is faulty, there is trouble with an internal cable that connects the panel to the power source (or inverter) or sometimes the trouble lies with the plastic bezel surrounding the monitor. The plastic bezel is improperly applied or warped in some way due to excessive heat or simply over time and it may be pinching/pressing against the panel cause the screen to flex slightly and cause the lines to appear.
First, in the event that the LCD monitor is under the manufacturer's warranty or another form of coverage - such as an extended warranty - this should qualify for a replacement under warranty coverage.
If it is out of warranty or not covered in anyway, proceed with the steps below:
A. Plastic Bezel Flexing
Check the plastic bezel for flexing, the easiest method is to simply press down softly on the plastic nearest to where the lines are. Press down softly while slowly applying slight pressure on the area. Looking for any signs of the lines disappearing (or getting worse). If the pressure applied to too much, you could crack the underlying liquid crystal display so do take good care to patiently press down on the screen.

B. Internal Component Failure
Internal components such as an LCD cable or inverter board are much cheaper from $3-12 per component.

C. Faulty LCD Panel
In the event that the LCD panel is faulty, the only solution is to replace the faulty LCD panel which will cost from about $65-120 for the replacement part. Some online retailers, like eBay typically have panels for sale by other users at about $20-30 but bare in mind that these units are sold as-is with no warranty what so ever and usually have no guarantees as to if they will work and for how long.
Aside from that, there are some online services that offer repairs of damaged LCD panels. These services can usually be anywhere from $25-70 to correct the panel for a flat fee and warranty their work for 30-90 days, depending on the service provided.

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Aug 11, 2010


Hi
Check you xBox video output resolution in menu
should be 720p instead of 1080p

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Aug 11, 2010


This model has been reported to have TWO band capacitors on the power supply. The reason why it is not powering is because of this issue.

You will need to open the unit and change these out.

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1. OPEN UP THE UNT.
2. YOU WILL FIND THE POWER SUPPLY UNDER BASICALLY A METAL BOX WITCH NEEDS TO BE OPENED.
3. YOU NEED TO LOCAL THE TWO CAPACITORS AND REMOVE THEM WITH A SOLDER IRON.
4. YOU NEED TO ORDER THESE FROM RADIO SHACK OR EBAY, OR ANY ELETRONICS SPECIALTY.
5. YOU NEED TO MATCH UP THE POLARITY/VOLTAGES AND uf RATINGS AND PUCHASE THAT CAPACITOR.

6. INSTALLTION OF THIS CAN GET MESSY AND YOU DO NEED SOME SKILL, SOLDER THE TWO IN WHERE THE OLD ONES WHERE MAKING SURE YOU GOT YOU NEGITIVE AND POSTIVE POLES IN THE CORRECT HOLE'S.

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Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Jul 01, 2010


Try here:
http://elektrotanya.com/?q=showresult&megnev=dell&megnev2=e173&kategoria=&kat2=all

Most E152/153.172/173 have same problem, poor solder joints, blown fuse, shorted transistors.
http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums

Replacement bd: www.lcdrepair.us
Hope it helps. Please post back.

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on May 04, 2010


4 years is a good life for a monitor, so i agree you can stick to Dell since its already proven itself... :) - As you mentioned, this monitor is not currently being sold from Dell, I would suggest an upgrade to a 19" - http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&sku=320-5629 or a 23" one http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-7339 ... if i were you, i would choose a 23", but for a higher pricing :) (Answered this earlier for someone else too i suppose!)

Dell E173FPf 17"... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010

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