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Author Topic: FREE: Dell E173FPs 17" Monitor (parts/repair)  (Read 3916 times)
vvahoo206
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« on: October 11, 2012, 03:53:41 PM »

FREE Dell E173FPs 17" Monitor - Just pay actual shipping (reply with ZIP code).

Still clearing out the closet. I don't know what's wrong with this monitor, but it won't power on. I've seen the green power LED flicker when moving the power cord, so I believe it could be a loose connection somewhere. Resolution is 1280 x 1024. Let me know if there are any questions.

Thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 05:17:28 PM »

Hi vvahoo,

I know what the problem is with this monitor: I've got one myself.
The board (made from BenQ) is not well designed: some transistors suffer much more than they should. The fault is well documented on the net, and you'll find some people selling repair kits. Mine has started its 3rd life recently !

I originaly bought it 15£, and added 30$ for a replacement board: that lasted 2/3 years. Earlier this year it died again and this time i only changed the 6 transistors (maybe 5 to 10$): since then, no problems.

But it's not a nice monitor anyway...
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 08:28:33 PM »

Hi vvahoo,

I know what the problem is with this monitor: I've got one myself.
The board (made from BenQ) is not well designed: some transistors suffer much more than they should. The fault is well documented on the net, and you'll find some people selling repair kits. Mine has started its 3rd life recently !

I originaly bought it 15£, and added 30$ for a replacement board: that lasted 2/3 years. Earlier this year it died again and this time i only changed the 6 transistors (maybe 5 to 10$): since then, no problems.

But it's not a nice monitor anyway...
Thanks for the tip. I've seen a lot of replacement power supplies and repair kits on eBay for this monitor. I have no use for it to invest any money in, otherwise I'd fix it and use it. I figured someone on the forums might be able to salvage it for parts (backlight, LCD, etc.). For $5-10, though, I might get it running again, who knows.

For now, though, it's free (+ shipping).
Someone take it.  Tongue
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