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Dell FP1702 monitor-pretty blinking lights

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kayote, Nov 6, 2006.

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  1. kayote

    kayote Thread Starter

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    Have a 1702FP Dell monitor (17" flat panel, has both DVI and VGA connectors) that went slightly mad.

    If it's plugged in, the power light is blinking orange (twice rapidly, then a pause off, then twice rapidly, then a pause, repeate), and the selection lights (DVI vs VGA) are blinking (#1 on, #2 flashes twice briefly, #1 on, etc-I don't know which is VGA and which is DVI.). The screen is blank.

    Pushing buttons has no effect--can't turn it on or off let alone any of the other settings. It doesn't matter if the computer is on, if the monitor is plugged in to a computer (tried both home built PC and Mac), or if the video cables are attached to the monitor. It acts the same, as long as power is connected.

    Any hope of returning this to sanity?
     
  2. Rich-M

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    I have one of those and the monitor will not work at all if both cables are plugged in at the same time, even if the second one is not plugged to a computer at the time.
     
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  4. kayote

    kayote Thread Starter

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    Easy stuff is nice...but it's been fully unplugged several times. I can't shut it off at the power button--the button has no effect.

    Does the same with with just VGA, just DVI, both, or neither plugged in. (Thank you for the warning, though. We won't buy a replacement of the same type. Part of the usefulness of a DVI/VGA monitor is being able to hook it to two computers. :p)

    (I just checked the power going into the monitor. It looks like the voltage is correct).
     
  5. replay

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    i think dell flat panel monitors have a 3 yr warranty.......i have a 1905 and a 1907 and both work with both dvi /dsub plugged in together and i am v,happy with both...
     
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