Need advice about my Dell LCD Monitor!

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  1. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    I am in desperate need of advice about my Dell E173FP LCD Monitor:
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    As of yesterday the screen would sometimes go black, yet the power button remains green!

    And when I turn it off and on again, the screen appears normal for 1 second before it goes black again with the power bottom remaining green!

    What is the problem?

    Could it be the inverter/power module?

    What can I do to solve this problem?
     
  2. Computron34

    Computron34 Butt + Hurt = TF Fans

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    Maybe the cord going from the monitor to the computer?
     
  3. Blackout32

    Blackout32 Subdivisions

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    Check all your connections and then check your PC graphics card settings if you can get to it and if not then your moniter might be bad.
     
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    Tripredacus K-Mart-ian Legend

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    The first thing you need to do is hook your monitor up to something else to see if it does the same thing there, or plug a different monitor into your computer.
     
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    At this stage of the game, it would probably be cheaper just to get a new 24inch and donate the other one to a charity that takes used computer parts.
     
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    ^This. Where I work, we use Dells almost exclusively, and we've had a lot of them doing that lately. It seems like we've lost probably 20 of that exact model this year for the exact same issue. As stated above, check the VGA cable to the tower, and/or use another PC. Power cable is good, or you would lose the green light, too. We just tossed them, as repairing the problem was within dollars of a new 19"/22" LCD.
     

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