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Dell 2001FP HELP!

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Friend of mine got a 2001FP used from a pawn shop, without cables. So after ordering the power block and a VGA cable, we cant get the thing unlocked.

The screen powers on and lights up, and is in perfect working condition as far as I can tell...but it is showing a Lock icon on the screen whenever any buttons are pressed, which I would assume is a theft protection thingy of some kind for the monitor.

Is there any known way of resetting or bypassing this lock? There is no Reset button on the monitor anywhere I can see.

We tried Dell Tech support, and they suck, hardcore. They would not help us without an Active Support code or something, which is nowhere to be found on the monitor. They wouldn't even let us speak to a manager orthe tech department. Jerks.

It wouldn't be such an issue if he hadn't just spent like 50 on a power block from eBay and 20 more for a damn VGA cable at BestBuy
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post #2 of 4
Wow that's a new one on me

Try different button combos, try the other port.

IDK, but good luck.
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That sounds like what they did to the monitors in my engineering class last semester. I don't think you'd be able to reverse it.
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http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...N/controls.htm
This any help?
Looks like holding the menu button for over 15 seconds will do the trick.
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