Having problems with your Dell E171FPb 17" Flat Panel LCD Monitor ?

Brightness pops up

\015 The brightness menu keeps popping up without having touched the menu buttons on the front of the screen, this has been happening for about a week now. it keeps popping on and off every few secs, is there anything that can be done about this? nobody has touched the buttons on the front ever since its installation a few years back.\015

Answers :

I know you said there were others that had the \015\012same problem with the Main Menu coming up and I thought I would tell you \015\012what I did to fix the problem.\015\012
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1. I shut down the PC.\015\012
2. I removed the power cable and video cable from the back of the monitor.\015\012
3. I removed the four screws that hold the stand for the monitor and \015\012slid the stand off.\015\012
4. I then removed the 5 screws that hold the back cover on the monitor.\015\012
5. I took two flat blade screw drivers and carefully removed the back \015\012cover.\015\012
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At the bottom of the monitor case, there is a small circuit board the \015\012holds the 6 switches for controlling the display.\015\012
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6. I located the button that calls up the Main Menu. It is the second \015\012switch from the left as you are looking at the monitor from the rear.\015\012
7. I used a small solder iron and heated up the four prongs in sequence \015\012while holding the switch with a pair of needle nose pliers. I had to \015\012rotate this process from one prong to the other while all the time \015\012applying slight pulling pressure on the switch pulling it away from the \015\012circuit board.\015\012
8. Once the switch was removed, I put the cover back on and tightened \015\012up the five screws.\015\012
9. Then I slid the base back in the slot it came from and tightened the \015\012four screws.\015\012
10. I connected the video and power cable and turned on the PC.\015\012
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With the switch removed the Main Menu never popped up again and I am so \015\012very happy.
It may just be stuck , if you push the button does it click like the others, a little wd40 around the button , lightly, may unstick it.
or you have to take the bezel off and see if the positioning is the issue.
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