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#1 WTCompHelp

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 02:16 PM

I have a Dell E178FP with a black screen. I've checked all the connections and they are fine. I know this in fact because I can see the screen at a certain light and certain angle. However, directly it is black. I used that light/angle to adjust the brightness and contrast to max, but it is still black. Is there a back-light or something that might have gone out? I'm not sure what might be wrong anymore.

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#2 Allan

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 02:20 PM

Try the display on a different system or a different display on your system.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:55 PM

Well I got this monitor from work. Someone was complaining that the monitor went out. I have it hooked up to dual display right now and am using the primary screen for this and the secondary is the screen with the problem. When I power up it shows the background for a brief second then goes to black.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:29 PM

Is there a back-light or something that might have gone out?

Yes. Displaying briefly at switch on does suggest a backlight fault. It can be a CCFL lamp, but is commonly faulty electrolytic capacitors, or bad solder joints on transformers or transistors.

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