Question about Samsung 172X (Silver) 17" LCD Monitor
comming back to the Samsung 172x problems, which all seamed to appear about 4 years after purchase (in 2008 for most users).
My LCD also switches off during operation after about one to two hours. The green status LED switches off and the screen switches off too.
When switching the screen off and then on again the status LED is on for 2 seconds and the goes off again without the screen showing anything.
If you remove power you can use the LCD again after about one hour.
I love my LCD and would be thankful for directions.
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looks like you have a DRY SOLDER or COLD solder , if your handy with tools , you have to open monitor and check the PC BOARD, specially where some transformer is located look around that area for some burnt spot , re solder it , and try it again , should be working properly , hope this helps AJ
Posted on May 02, 2008
Simplest solution may be the screen resolution settings are set higher than the monitor's capabilities. Try lowering the screen resolution and refresh rate in the display properties or try booting to safe mode (press F8 when the Windows splash screen first appears) and see if the LCD will display the windows desktop. It that works, check your video drivers and the screen resolution and refresh rate settings.
If the monitor has the problem in safe mode and/or if lowering the screen resolution and refresh rate don't help then I suspect the a problem similar to one some Dell 17inch LCDs have. On the Dells It is usually caused by a defective voltage regulator transistor in the backlight inverter circuit. Troubleshooting that problem should only be attempted if you have experience at repairing electronic circuitry since it will involve testing individual components and soldering.
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
Do you have the video set to a range that this display cannot handle? Try rebooting into Safe Mode and set the resolution down to 800x600 or 1024x768 and see if it that will get you back. If so, then look up the specs of the display and set it no higher than it's max.
If it physicaly powers OFF, then you probably have a power issue.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
It sounds like you have a monitor with a common problem. After a few years some LCD monitors will blow a power supply. The problem is caused by parts called capacitors overheating in the confined space of the monitor. If you are good at electronics repair/soldering you can usually fix the problem. Check out a few pictures on my web site www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm You can take the back cover off your monitor and look for the bad parts,replace any that look like the pictures and your monitor should work fine. The capacitors do need to be installed with the correct + and - connections, note the stripe on the old one and insert the new one the same way. Look in our monitor repair section for step by step repair guide for this model it should be the same power supply as the 930. If you don't want to try the repair yourself we offer a repair service for $35 plus shipping.
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Posted on Jul 22, 2009
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