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Dell 173FP - black screen - green flashing power LED

\015 Hello I used a Dell 173FP LCD monitor over the last years. Never any problem - until today. The power switch LED is flashing green continuosly, but the there is nothing displayed, even self-test doesn't appear.Using another monitor on my computer everything fine again, so there is no problem with PC or graphic adapter nor cabling.The now standalone monitor still all black screen with green-flashing power switch.Any idea what the problem and what to do?\015

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Nofun846, Software won't help you. All the fixya lcd monitor tech's already know what the problem is. Monitor 's "switch-mode-power-supply"/"ccfl inverter supply" not working properly or has failed and gone into partial or full shutdown mode to try and save itself from a catastrophic, nonrecoverable failure. e.g. sparks, smoke, fire. Do some reading in my fixya profile for about an hour and find out your options you have. Read the older stuff!! You already did one test. Do flashlight test also. Will you attempt DIY fix or contract out repair or just trade for new??? READ, READ, READ. and if you don't like my stuff, try "buddymc" and "budmrtn" two other very good fixya tech's here on fixya along with hunderds of other tech's. Also visit links to other web sites for more info on BLACK screen fixes. Good luck with repair. 12fixlouie
It can be bad fuse, shorted trnaistors inthe inverter circuits, bad caps, transformer. See the pictures here: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Dell%20E173FPb/
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