Question about Dell E171FPb 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor
I was out of town for 6 weeks and when I returned, my Dell e171fpb monitor now has a padlock that appears on the center of the screen. I tried to access the OSD menu, but none of the buttons on the front of the monitor work, other than the power button - any suggestions? I've unplugged it, held in the menu button for 15 seconds and I also tried changing the resolution setting from the control panel (these were suggestions that I found on the dell web site) but they did nothing. Thanks!
Hold the menu button until the padlock unlocks, it takes anywhere from 30 seconds or even a minute or so
Posted on Mar 17, 2007
I simply unplugged the screen from the PC (NOT the power cord), waited a minute, then reconnected it. Hey Presto the blue thingy was gone and I could fully use the adjustment buttons.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
Go to OSD settings and see if the padlock is locked or unlocked, click on no
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
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