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Backlight going bad?

Samsung 20" Syncmaster 204B Monitor is dark when coming out of low power mode, then flickers and finally gets brighter until it reaches its normal brightness. Looks to me as if the backlight may be going bad.

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Hello,

This is not the backlight its the power supply board. We have a repair guide posted on our web site at: http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/samsung-204b-lcd-monitor-repair/ The repair consists of replacing 5 capacitors on the power supply board. If you can solder then you can do this repair. If you don't want to do the repair we do offer a repair service, you can get this information here: http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/service-request-form/

I hope this helps, If so please rate our solution.

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Posted on Apr 28, 2010

Testimonial: "I know this has been quite some time ago, lol. I did since replace the capacitors and still had an issue. There was another component that went bad (can't remember what) which was too expensive to replace given the price reductions on newer bigger monitors. Thanks for your help!"

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