Question about Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor
After starting computer the monitor's screen will come on only momentarily then shut off. The computer continues to run but no monitor activity.
When I try turning the monitor off then on again, it will go through this identical cycle of coming on for just a few seconds then shutting off.
My Dell E173FPc exhibited this same problem as described by many people on this site. Having looked through the solutions I decided to investigate further.
Posted solutions point to a faulty 12V smoothing capacitor, dry joints on the inverter transformer or faulty driver transistors. All these were Ok in my case, but on closer inspection a dry joint was found on L202 – see picture.
Cleaning off the old solder and re-soldering fixed the problem.
So if your monitor exhibits the same symptoms carefully inspect all the solder joints of large components around the inverter.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
I think it is the inverter board on your monitor. If you can dimly see the display wheh holding a flashlight to it, then that is
your problem. The invertor is not back lighting the screen and that is why you cannot see the image.
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
This is the way how to examine where the problem is. You have to check that you can see the image on screen by shining a flashlight into the screen, not directly but find the best angle to the screen and take a look very closely. If you can see the icons (Power on both cpu and monitor), there will be a minor problem. Like me, I can see window image using flashlight and check lamps inside. Some of them were broken. It can be easily replaced. If you cannot see any icon on the screen. I would say that there are some problems with inverter board. If you have soldering tool and want to fix it by yourself, check the caps first. It may cause this problem. Some caps might show leaking or dark spot on the board because of too high temp. If you don't have soldering tool, you better go get a technician to do so.
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
Dell E173FP Monitor Problem?
This trouble maybe power supply or inverter boards is defective.
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Posted on Feb 11, 2015
I found this web page that shows what the problem is and how to fix it. This is for a 15 inch monitor but I'm sure its the same for the 17 inch
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
I replaced the 1000uf 16v cap on my 15 inch (the original was swollen) and it seems to work fine now. I must sonfess though that I didn't use a proper replacement, I just gutted a 2200uf 16v cap from a burnt power supply.
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
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