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Dell 2408 Misbehaving

One of my 2408s has decided it wants to lock itself on S-video, input switch won't change it. Adding/removing DVI/HDMI, whatever, or power cycling the monitor won't change this. I can change input via OSD menu too, but only if i hook something up to the S, otherwise it's unusable. When the machine or display sleeps (after OSD switching back to DVI), next power on it goes back to S (other 2408 on same machine works as it always has)

Otherwise the monitor works fine. Screwed up input button/contact maybe? Anyone had one similarly act a ass? Maybe I'll crack it open and have a look
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Try using different cords? Power cable?

Different computer/laptop?

Power options look ok?
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Yeah, tried all that. OS sees it - can remote into the machine and see/use the whole desktop. Monitor power always stays on (green) vs. going orange like it ought without anything attached. Pressing OSD button says no input, change w/ input button (shows s-video icon), but input selector doesn't work.

Pulled the bezel off and everything appears in order. Pressing the input button directly on the PCB doesn't work either though, so...

Perhaps something is screwed up with the s input and it thinks there's a cable there... even though i've never used it.
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Firmware upgrade or re-flash?
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Firmware upgrade or re-flash?
Done one? Can't see/find out how (or if I can)

edit: Both mine are Rev. A02, which is good.. but doesn't look like you can change/update or reflash them.
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Done one? Can't see/find out how (or if I can)

edit: Both mine are Rev. A02, which is good.. but doesn't look like you can change/update or reflash them.

Does it have a UBS or service port?
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Has USB but can't find any indication you can self-flash them... but I fixed it like so:

- Pry off front bezel, careful around buttons.
- Lift up carefullly, unscrew button PCB from bezel, remove bezel
- Remove rear of case - drops off w/o bezel on front, and w/ mount screws off on rear
- Follow front button ribbon cable to rear, remove snap-on service cover where it enters
- Remove from main board, clean contacts, dry, re-seat.

Works as it ought now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXAQxwCTuuI shows how bezel comes off
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