Having problems with your Dell E173FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor ?

Hello ...i need to know which plugs go to what on the flat screen

\015 Hello i picked up this flat scrren at a tag sale it turns on and stays orange ??so i figured what the heck i have nothing to loose so i pulled off the back panel and to my suprise no plugs are plug into the screen ??? so since i do not have a the book with it or a diagram of the board wireing i was wondering if you could tell me where to plug the screen wires into the board. there are to plugs on either side one is pink and white and one is black and blue the pink and white one has a label bh1 but the other does not ..there are to sets of these both identical in the board there is 4 plugs 2 on one side and 2 on the other which one goes to which there is com -1 and com-2 one the one side and com-3 and com -4 on the other ..thankyou for the input\015

Answers :

All flat screens use a backlight (or sometimes 2 backlights). Going by the colours you mentioned, i'd asume it's those you are talking about.
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\015\012If each of those 4 plugs is just 2 wires each, using small connections that can only fit one way round, then those are just your backlight wires, and you do not need to plug them into specific sockets, they are AC - avoid touching them while it's plugged in as they are hi-power. But you can plug them in any configuration. They will usually only reach as far as they need to - never pull or stretch them to get them to reach a different socket.
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\015\012If your power light stays orange, it sounds like it may have more problems than that tho. It should come on, usually go green for a few seconds, they go orange when it finds no PC attached.
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\015\012Typically, problems with TFT screens relate to either a complete mainboard failure, or more often, the 30 pin or 20 pin flat ribbon cable is not connecting properly. This is the part where the ribbon lays flat on the back of the actual screen. They are a stupid design, and prone to failure & random working even if the screen has not been moved or used. That is why they usually have so much strong securing tape over them - the manufacturers must have realised the flat connection fails too easily.
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\015\012**This information is relevant to ALL TFT screens, including some laptop designs too**
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