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Samsung 216bw Stuck in standby mode

Recently came across this monitor and thought it looked to nice to throw away. When you plug it into the wall the blue led blinks. I checked the user manual and it said that this meant the monitor was in standby mode. The problem is no matter what button i push or what video source i plug into it wont come on. I have looke at caps and fuses and searched over both circuit boards and found nothing. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Kyle Porter Dec 10, 2008

    I wont turn on at all no matter what i plug into it.

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  • Kyle Porter Dec 10, 2008

    First of all it isnt a tv it is a computer monitor. Second theris no scart connector just a VGA and DVI. I think there is something wrong with the signal board. Possibly a shorted resistor or something.

  • Kyle Porter Dec 11, 2008

    Aready have tried all of that. Used 2 different computers. Tried different refresh rates. I checked samsung's faq and it said that the power supply is failing. I just need to know what component to check.

  • Kyle Porter Dec 14, 2008

    Let me assure you that i have done everything properly. I have a degree in electronics. Yes is connected to and meant for 110 volts AC. The Power supply is internal. I used a meter to check the fuses. They are good. I checked the CCFL lights they are good as well. The way the indicator lights flash indicate that the "monitor" is in standby mode. Something has to be shorted to indicate that the monitor not wake up when connected to the computer.

  • Kyle Porter Dec 15, 2008

    No not that im aware of but it is possible that it could have been before I had it.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    I have a SynMaster2053bw which is six months old with the same problem.

    Contacted Samsung technical who immediately offered to replace it, so it must be a known problem. I managed to get mine working by connecting to a pc, boot and leave for a minimum of one hour, I then used the reset button to restart the pc several times. It should then start, but once working you cannot switch it off!!

  • andy kissan May 11, 2010

    hi i have just spoken to a mate who works with the system he has aked if its damp or been wet

  • andy kissan May 11, 2010

    hi usual when power suply is the problem you get a funny noise and all lights will flash or not come on at all.

    have checked for correct fuse and rateing
    is the tv suitable for your power supply and does it have an device which will change rateing 240 or 110 or ?
    have you got an voltage tester test all from power in to screen (just be carefull)

    thank you  

  • andy kissan May 11, 2010

    hi you can still try all the above, also with monitor when you first turn it on without a siganl it flashs on and off.

    what type of monitor is it flat screen or

    have you also checked all other equipment with a different monitor,

    also you can try finding what refresh rate is require and change it


  • andy kissan May 11, 2010

    hi again the only advice i can give you will be,
    1 turn on and keep your finger on the power button (tv and remote)
    2 maksure there is an signal going into the tv via airel and scart
    3 turn on via plug socket 3 -4 time on and off 

    cheers hope this helps 

  • andy kissan May 11, 2010

    hi can you please explain the problem, am i correct by saying it wont turn on only when you connect an scart cable it turn on..



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Do you still have the problem and the monitor? Would you be willing to buy the parts from me for say $75? Or would you be willing to sell yours to me for the same price? I got one that someone dropped and the screen is bad. I either need a good screen and bezel or can part it out to you to fix yours. It will power up and work as long as I disconnect the broken backlight side, except the strip that was damaged that section won't work. The rest works fine. let me know.

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