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Samsung syncmaster 215tw monitor flickering

Big Tech suggests changing the capacitors on the backlight power supply. Where could I order these parts and what exact parts are needed? Thanks!

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The capacitors BigTech referred to are C110 & C111, 820uf-25V Electrolytic, on the power supply board.

With minor soldering skills, you can replace them with Radio Shack in-store capacitors, Stock # 272-1032, 1000uf-50V Radial Lead Electrolytics for $1.59 each. Works great!

Four bucks and little bit of time saves the monitor.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

  • thegameh0935 Sep 05, 2012

    you think those capacitors need to be replaced even if they don't look bad?? i'm asking because in my power supply there aren't any bulging capacitors. their top is flat. but i still have the problem.

  • Gary Sep 06, 2012

    Electrolytics do not always show any physical damage. If you have the same problem, replace them. You may be pleasantly suprised. And don't worry about the comment fro BM. They are just filter caps and as long as they are rated higher than the originals, you will get the same service life or longer. Mine still runs after all these years. Not rocket science, although, some engineers would like you to think so. :-)

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Well you can use the parts from Radio Shack but they are not rated correctly for this use and will fail quickly and could damage the power supply when they do. You need to use low ESR, High temp and high ripple current capacitors in switched mode power supplies. Here is a link to a repair guide that shows what to look for and replace on the power supply board and it has a link to the proper parts. I hope this helps, if so please rate my solution.

http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/samsung-214t-repair/

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