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I have a samsung snycmaster 245bw and today the screen just went black, no signal. The power light stays on but no picture. I'm using the dvi connection from a geforce card. So, to test I brought down my laptop and ran a VGA to it and still nothing, Any thoughts?

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  • tswrench Apr 08, 2009

    Adjusted the brightness setting on my Samsung 245BW monitor, and it went black. The power button LCD is still lit but the screen is dead. I couldn't get the "Check Signal Cable" self-test to display.

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I had the same screen and I was told that it is a design fault and too costly to repair.

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