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Monitor control buttons not working.

The + and - buttons on the front of my 2405FPW monitor do not seem to be working. I have tried everything I can with respect to resetting the monitor as it powers up with no result. The other buttons work, but are pretty useless without the + and - to navigate between menu options. I would like to fix this myself. Any ideas?

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  • filmstar Sep 15, 2007

    Any idea where I can get a manual that tells me how to crack the thing open, obtain and fit replacement parts?

    I am also pursuing an alternative approach:

    Many monitors can be controlled by software on the PC usinging a protocol called DCD/DI. Samsungs Magictune is an example. Indeed the panel used by the Del 2405FPW is a Samsung product, but that software only seems to support a limited range of Samsung models. I found an alternative program called WinI2C-DDC and this allows me to control the position and brightness, so I have partial solution. Magictune would give me all of the control of the screen from my PC...I spent a while upgrading my Matrox 450 drivers to no avail.

    Anyone know of any other DDC-CI software out there?

  • thu1 Nov 30, 2007

    How do I open the flat screen monitor (Dell 2407WFP) case so I can get at the touch switches?




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More than likely the tact switches inside the unit are bad and have to be replaced. The switches are relitavley cheap $2-$3 each however doing it is another thing.

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