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    Unhappy Please Help w/ Dell Flat Panel Monitor

    Hi, I am looking for any help or suggestions for my Dell Flat Panel Monitor E173FPc. When I turn on my PC, the monitor quickly flashes on, showing my desktop and then goes to a black screen. If I power off the monitor then power it back on, the same thing happens. I see my desktop screen and the colors all look normal for that quick second before it shuts off again. Thanks for any help you guys can offer!

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    check all of your connections, back of monitor and pc
    if no lose connections, try another monitor.
    if no spare monitor, try to "reseat" video card. (remove/reinsert) touch the metal case before doing so to discharge any static electricity.
    if video card is embedded, might be screwed.

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    It just may be that the monitor is f***ed.

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    Does it look OK when booting up and starts getting screwy only when you reach your Windows desktop?

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    Try that monitor on another computer. Also try a monitor you know to be OK on the computer that you're currently trying.

    This will tell you whether it's something in the computer or the monitor.

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    Sweet thanks guys for all the feedback. I have checked all connections, and have also tried the monitor on another computer and it does the same thing. I think the monitor might be jacked. Thanks again guys, appreciate it!

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    I had the same problem 5 months ago. The monitor is shot.

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    Are you using the VGA port (blue one) on the monitor or the DVI (white one). I would suggest trying to use the other port and see what happens. Could just be an issue with the individual port.
    And thats how you get ants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goallum View Post
    It just may be that the monitor is f***ed.
    Is that a technical term?

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