Having problems with your Dell E173FPf 17" TFT LCD Flat Panel Monitor ?

E173 Monitor has no picture, led powers up, turns off, cycles

\015 Flat panel in question cycles power on, led lights up, there is a barely perceptible flicker on the screen, the whole thing shuts off, and the cycle repeats this way. If I hold down the - button, I can get the led to stay on, but nothing helpful after that. There is no difference if the cables are connected to the computer, disconnected from the puter, or disconnected from the monitor. Sounds like a fuse, but that is an uneducated guess, and would it even power that far if it was?\015

Answers :

Sawyrick, This sounds like the switch mode power supply has failed, or it has detected a problem with the inverter board that lights-up the Cold Cathode Fluorescent tubes on rear side of lcd panel. You did not state any history in your complaint!! You didn't even tell how old it is. These things are important! If the fuse inside on the switch-mode-power-supply board were to go "open-circuit" then you wouldn't get any front panel light. In any case, since I don't know your level of electronic repair capability, (level zero because you don't own any test equiptment or soldering iron, solder, solder wick) you have few if any options open to you. Here are 2. 1. Call Dell, ask about monitor swapout program? If any!! You send them your's + $60-$90. They send you Refurbished same model in return. 2. Find out all you can about lcd monitors and their failing SMPS boards and or INVERTER circuit boards CCF tube lighting systems. YOUTUBE has some videos on the subject because of the high rate of failures due to Bad/failing electrolytic filter capacitors and or real crappy soldering of components to the SMPS board and or INVERTER boards. For a look-see only visit lcd-monitor-repair.com or www. badcaps.net or lcdrepair .us just for your own information. Hope thisinfo helps you out. I would certainly like to know what avenue of repair that you select to go with. In any case, I wish you good luck. I'm louie12fix on fixya or lmistyrel@ aol.com BYE for now.
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