Dell Moitor Colour Cycle on No Input

  Ben 216 14:02 11 Apr 2010
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My neighbour has a problem with her PC where the monitor goes into a full screen colour cycle (test/factory burn in mode?) whenever there is no signal input. ie. when windows turns off the monitor after x minutes, or after shutdown/sleep initiates. This also happens as soon as the AC power is turned on to the monitor with/without vga cable connected and PC remaining off. The front panel buttons also become unresponsive and cannot turn the monitor on/off or access the menus.

The monitor is a 2006 Dell 17" TFT, not sure of the model but it's basic with just VGA input and no USB.

Is there any way to reset this?

Thanks.

  Pineman100 17:58 11 Apr 2010

Somewhere on the monitor's menus there should be a "Factory Reset" option, which may solve your problem.

Is there a "menu" button? If so, press it and then look for this reset option.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:02 11 Apr 2010

Step 1.
Push the "Menu" button on the front or side of your Dell monitor. The button's icon resembles a miniature monitor. This will open the main monitor setting menu. Push the button again to exit the main menu and open the OSD menu.

Step 2
Push the "Down Arrow" button on the monitor to scroll through the OSD menu. Stop at "Factory Reset." Push the "Menu" button to open the factory reset menu.

Step 3
Push the "Down Arrow" button to select "Position Settings Only" to reset the monitor's horizontal and vertical screen settings. Press the "Menu" button to activate the setting changes.

Step 4
Push the "Down Arrow" button to select "Color Settings Only" to reset the monitor's red, blue and green color settings. Press the "Menu" button to activate the setting changes.

Step 5
Push the "Down Arrow" button to select "All Settings" to restore the monitor to its original factory settings. Press the "Menu" button to activate the setting changes.

Step 6
Push the "Up Arrow" button to select "Exit" to leave the monitor reset menu. Press the "Menu" button to exit the OSD menu. Push the "Menu" button again to exit the main settings menu.

References

* Dell Product Support

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