Monitor won't stay on!!

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Monitor won't stay on!!

  • I have a problem with my monitor.. When it is turned on, it will stay on for about 3 seconds and then go blank.. I will turn if off and then it back on, and it will do the same thing... I hooked up another monitor to my computer and everything worked fine with that one... Does anyone know what could be wrong with my monitor? Do I need to get a new monitor??
  • ab180202,

    What monitor model?

    What video card?

    What connections have you tried (VGA or DVI)?

    What operating system?

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  • I'm not sure that the monitor model is... On the back it says Rev. A00 and I believe it is a 17 inch flat panel. It was made in 2003.. If that helps any. Not sure what the video card is, but I have tried the monitor on 3 different systems and it wouldn't work with any of them. The operating system is XP. The cable that came with it is VGA.. And that is the only cable I have used with it, in the 2 years that I have owned it.
  • ab180202,

    It sounds defective to me.

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  • It it a model E172FPb or E173FPb?  If so i might be able to help.  The model is printed on the back of the unit on the black tag below the white tag.
     
    thanks,
     
  • It is model number E172FPb

    Message Edited by ab180202 on 05-10-2007 11:58 AM
  • It is definately in need of repair.  Is it still under warranty?  If not I may still be able to help.
     
    thanks,
    tom
  • Nope, it is no longer under warranty.. Do you have an idea of what is wrong with it??
  • Yes.  Please contact me via email: tomezak1234@yahoo.com
  • hi... i have a problem with my dell monitor, it keeps turnin off when i turn it on and it says its on power save  mode and to press any key or move the mouse to undo power save, when i do that nothin happens it jus remains blank....its a flat panel monitor 17 inch


    Message Edited by crystal17 on 05-10-2007 05:22 PM
  • What is the model?  It should be printed on the back probably on a black label?  Is it under warranty?  if not, i may still be able to help you out.  feel free to email me.
     
    thanks,
    tom
  • the model is E173FPc...manufactured in 2005...its a couple mths old
  • Is it still under warranty?
  • no its isnt under warranty