Question about Samsung SyncMaster T240HD 24" TFT LCD Monitor
Samsung 26'' LCD TV smells like plastic burning. Did this when new then stopped and 6 mos later is doing it again. What is this? Is it dangerous? Don't see any answers on Samsung Help info; just that it happens. My spouse is blind (listens to TV) and if this is going to catch on fire, I need to know. Thanks. jcarlisle-sd
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Samsung 26" LCD TV
You can also try a hard reset: Unplug TV from AC mains and remove all cables from TV. Wait about 30 minutes and replug to AC power and redo the cabling. Switch on the TV and see if it works..
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
Just to be a little more detailed, since I just fixed this problem. It is the capacitors are the problem. However, I think that if you have some minimal skills with soldering, you can fix this yourself. You just need to take out the system board, then the power supply parts are on the top right. The bad capacitor(s) will be bulging at the top and possibly have some brown stuff coming out. The ones that go bad are 1000microfarad, 10V, however you can replace them with higher voltage. I got 35V caps from radio shack for 1.59 each. You just need to solder out the bad ones and then put the new ones in and solder. Remember that the negative end goes on the side with the bold black part of the circle on the system board. Then just cut off the extra ends of the capacitors. If you are capable of doing this yourself, you will spend at most 6 dollars instead of however much a technician costs.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
I recommend you buy a new monitor, since just fixing the panel would be more costly then buying a brand new monitor. Check out www.newegg.com or www.tigerdirect.com for some good deals on new monitors.
Posted on Jan 15, 2012
have a expert examine the set to make sure there is no safety issue here and if not the set may have got some plastic so hot that is what you are smelling.
Posted on Apr 04, 2012
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