How to Repair a Dell 15 TFT Monitor

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The Dell 1504FP is a flat panel LCD monitor that has a viewable area of 15 inches. The monitor, which uses TFT technology, is designed to be used in a home or office and displays video at a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. Over time, you may encounter problems using your Dell 1504FP monitor or it may cease functioning altogether. Fortunately, there are variety of ways that you can repair the monitor to get it back up and running.

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    Shut down your computer and press and hold the power button on the side of your Dell 1504FP monitor if your monitor has a blank screen. Unscrew the VGA video cable that connects the monitor to the computer. Power the Dell 1504FP monitor back on and wait as it launches into the Self-test Feature Check. During this period of time your monitor will make settings changes to ensure that it functions properly with your computer. Firmly screw the VGA cable back into the rear of the monitor to ensure optimal video quality. Power both the monitor and computer back on and wait for your computer's desktop to appear.

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    Power off your Dell 1504FP monitor if the screen is dirty. Wipe down the monitor using a dry microfiber cloth to remove any dust particles or smudges that have accumulated on the screen over time. Power the monitor back on when you are complete and resume using it.

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    Press the "Auto Adjust" button on the right side of your Dell 1504FP monitor if the display is blurry and images appear out of focus. Unplug the monitor's power cord for thirty seconds if the problem persists. Plug the monitors power cord back into the rear of the device and power it back on. This will reset the monitor and your display should now be focused properly.

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