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Dell 1701FP undocumented OSD Lock mode?

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August 11, 2001 8:17:47 PM

Somehow I have gotten my Dell 1701FP Flat panel monitor into a state where it will not allow me to use any of the control buttons on the front of the monitor. Whenever I press any of the buttons (except power which works fine) the monitor brings up a padlock icon and nothing else happens.

This is not the "OSD Lock" function mentioned in the instructions because if it were I could get out of it by pressing the Menu button and then minus. That should bring up the OSD Lock menu page, but it doesn't on my system, either buttons just brings up the Lock icon.

The controls worked fine when I got the monitor and it seems to have gotten into this mode when I had it face down (on a soft cloth) while changing monitor cables. It accidentally powered on and must have had some combination of buttons that caused it to get into this mode.

Any ideas how to get out of this mode so I can adjust it? Anyone know a way to reset the monitor (besides through the menu that I can't access)?

-Tom

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March 26, 2007 4:56:24 PM

I am having the same problem. Did you get any response?
April 13, 2007 7:40:39 PM

Had the some problem with a monitor at work this morning and found this information.

http://support2.jp.dell.com/docs/monitors/1706FPV/EN/se...

Try holding the menu button down for 15 seconds. Worked for me even though I didn't have the monitor in the article.

Hope it helps,

Wij.
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July 13, 2011 12:06:24 PM

Thanks this was a great help. I had the same problem on my new work monitor DELL P2210.

You just hold the menu button for 15 seconds or more and it PADLOCK goes from Lock to unlock and you have access to the OSD Menu System.

Thanks
hathiams


October 4, 2011 8:46:15 AM

Just had this problem on my Dell U2711. Holding the menu button for 15 seconds worked for me.

-Hold the menu button down
-The locked padlock icon disappears after a couple of seconds
-Continue holding the button until an unlocked padlock icon appears
-The menu is now unlocked
-???
-PROFIT!
February 1, 2012 2:02:58 PM

I am having this problem. where is the darn menu button i am supposed to hold down to unlcock my settings???
hathiams said:
Thanks this was a great help. I had the same problem on my new work monitor DELL P2210.

You just hold the menu button for 15 seconds or more and it PADLOCK goes from Lock to unlock and you have access to the OSD Menu System.

Thanks
hathiams

June 9, 2012 6:48:41 PM

Well, I have the same problem, EXCEPT that... after I hold the "Menu" button down for 15 seconds and the unlocked padlock appears on the screen, I still cannot do nothing else. The symbol on screen changes back by itself to a "locked" padlock.
Monitor model: Dell E228WFP
June 12, 2012 12:21:26 PM

You can also lock or unlock the OSD by pushing and holding the Menu button for 15 seconds.
In this mode All buttons will be locked including the "Menu" button.
You can unlock by pushing and holding the Menu button for 15 seconds.

Thks,
Sathiyamoorthy
vnsathiyamoorthy@gmail.com
September 21, 2013 12:56:10 PM

Hold the menu button. The padlock will appear. After a while it disappears - keep holding the button and within some time an unlock will appear :bounce: 
Good luck
-Hans
December 9, 2013 12:20:07 AM

If you still can't unlock the Dell monitor jus make sure you Desktop/Pc Is sending signal to your monitor, and after the display come out you just press and hold it 20 sec i will unlock same with Dell Monitor U3011, Just slove nice
January 12, 2014 12:46:19 PM

You actually have to press down on the exit button for 15 seconds, not the menu button. My monitor is sp2009wc and the exit button was on, so I pressed that instead of the menu button, and it worked. IT IS THE EXIT BUTTON OR THE ONE THAT'S TURNED ON THAT YOU HAVE TO PRESS. Good luck.
June 18, 2014 7:15:01 AM

I also faced the issue...just press couple of sec the menu button it will unlock automatically...Thanks team
July 18, 2014 12:53:54 AM

Thank you Wij. Holding the menu button down on the monitor for 15 seconds worked perfect! I can now adjust my monitor settings.


wij said:
Had the some problem with a monitor at work this morning and found this information.

http://support2.jp.dell.com/docs/monitors/1706FPV/EN/se...

Try holding the menu button down for 15 seconds. Worked for me even though I didn't have the monitor in the article.

Hope it helps,

Wij.


September 25, 2014 10:22:26 AM

I just unplugged the monitor gave it 20 seconds then plugged it back in. It is OK 4 now.
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