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I have a Samsung Syncmaster 204B 21 inch lcd monitor that is having an increasingly darker screen. I have adjusted the brightness all the way up to no fix. When I turn the computer on, it takes nearly a half hour before you can even read the screen properly. Now though, the monitor has been on for the entire day, yet it has not gotten bright enough to do much of anything. Gaming on it is now impossible. Is the monitor on it's way out?

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I have a SyncMaster as well, and it has been fine for 5 years. What you are describing sound like the backlight is getting dimmer, which is either a power supply or control board, neither of which are easy to replace. With good monitors getting below $150, I would have a hard time spending too much money to get an old monitor fixed.

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