Having problems with your Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor ?

Dell 17" Monitor - Won't display anything, power light flashes

\015 Hi! I can't get my monitor working. =( I've had it for about five years, and it just started acting up. This is what the monitor is doing. It does nothing for five seconds, then quickly the power light flashes orange, then green for about half a second and the backlight flashes, still with no image. Then it does nothing for another five seconds and repeats. It just repeats this flash over and over. It does the same thing after unplugging it and plugging it back in. I also found out that holding the + and - buttons on the front at the time time turns the backlight a solid green, but the screen still does nothing.Edit: Holy ****. While typing this up, about ten minutes about plugging it back in, it started up. I dunno if it's still going to have this problem, but if anyone still has any information about this problem please let me know. Will this continue to be a problem?Thanks for the help in advance. :)-Akeru\015

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Buy a new one! Thats all I can say babe!
\015\012Ha! i was at school searching you online and found this!
\015\012<3 Netty
Akeru, It may or may not show up again. My guess is that it will. This seems like a power supply/inverter/CCF tube issue. The lamps try to fire up but due to a possible fault in the Switch-Mode-Power-Supply and or the Inverter circuit the SMPS goes into shutdown and does a self reset after 5 seconds. And then repeats the whole cycle again. Well if the unit is over 5years old you can do several things. 1. See if DELL can do a swapout. Send your's+$40-$90 to them. They send you a same model REFURBISHED (new CCF tubes/inverter/smps) and a short 30day min warranty. 2. You can locate a electronics repair shop ( TV/VCR/DVD/Monitor) that knows all about cold cathode fluorescent tubes and their power source, Inverter type. 3. Try to effect repair on your own. That's about all the options that a consumer/user has open to them. I'm louie12fix on fixya or lmistyrel@ aim.com Bye for now.
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