Samsung 2232bw Monitor is brand new, not even a week old. It just blacks out for about a second and a half, every hour or so, driving me crazy. Anything I can do ... no computer savy here at all! THANKS very much, Melanie
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Re: Monitor goes Black
1. Select Start --> Control Panel 2. Selec the Power Options in the control menu
3. selec the "Power Scheme" options as "Max Battery"........ 4. Selec the Turn off monitor " --> select "Never" 5. selec the Turn off Hard disk --> select "Never" 6. selec the system standby --> select "Never" 7. Click on Apply buttuon 8. Repea the 3 - 7steps for every option in the "Power Scheme" 9. Click on Ok after completing
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Time for a new one. Most likely the inverter for the backlight is burned out. It's not a difficult replacement but by the time you've located one, paid for it and spent two hours replacing it in a monitor that old you've spent more money and time than buying a brand new 17"-24" would cost. Time to treat yourself to at least 1920x1080
nokerns, Internal ac to dc power supply problem might be cause of your "black screen of death" that plagues all brands of "cold-cathode-fluorescent-lamp" back-lit lcd monitors. If unit is covered by Samsung warranty, then contact Samsung and complain about "premature failure" of the unit's power supply and see if they will do a swapout for same model unit. As a side-note, you should also learn how to do the "black-screen-of-death" flashlight test that every owner of a ccfl backlit lcd monitor should know how to perform and understand the results of the test. Do some reading in the FIXYA profiles of "budmrtn" "buddymc" "12fixlouie" and other lcd monitor tech's here on fixya and also view some DIY repair video clips on YOUTUBE. You will truly be amazed to find out how prolific the BSOD problem is in the lcd monitor industry. Please let other know what you will do to solve your monitor's problem by doing a reply to this response. If this was of some use to you then please rate this response on fixya. Bye for now. 12fixlouie
Your problems describe a bad Power Inverter. It's a small circuit bard inside the monitor, it powers the CCFL lamp of your monitor. Could be cheap to replace, but in most cases you just buy a new one. It could also be a bad CCFL lamp.
vandetucker, You should use your warranty and use it NOW!! When "IT" goes to "BLACK" can you see the WIN-desktop when holding a bright flashlight at different angles 1 inch from screen??? How old is unit? How many "ON" hours does it have? Your monitor isn't any different than a Gateway or LG or Phillips, VIEWSONIC, SHARP, Samsung, Sony, Dell!!! You will need to read a few of my other responses and follow some of the links to web pages that you find already in my profile on fixya, so that you will know what questions to ask about repairing your unit. Let me know WHAT YOU WANT TO DO after you have done some research about your BLACK SCREEN lcd monitor. Here is an option I just know you will love. You can do the trade for new 2010 monitor unit and the technician in the back of the computer store just might put $6 $8 in parts into your old AL2002WSD and have a nice wide screen for the new year. Yeah, and your monitor "blinks like a light bulb" !!! Oh my!! How right you are!!! Do you know anything about "cold-cathode-fluorescent-lamps"? You should also see if Acer has a cash+old swapout program for a same model refurbished unit??? You should also give ACER a little bit of lip about the poor reliability of their short lifespan electronic ballasts and CCFL lamps. Like to know what your going to do! 12fixlouie Bye for now
first off check all the chords and make sure the monitor is turned on. as you have probably done this try to use a different monitor. borrow one for an hour or something. if the second monitor is black as well it is your video card in your PC and you will have to replace it. If it boots as normal that of coarse means that your Xerox monitor is broken and needs to be replaced/repaired. Hope your warranty is still good. Good Luck.