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Samsung SyncMaster 204bw....keeps going black every now and then with the power light flashing, i don't understand what is wrong with it :S please help?? i have to restart my system everytime...

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  • Flea12 Apr 04, 2008

    just going completely black....as if it was on stand by...if i'm playin music too it freezes the music showing the pc has crashed ...i looked at the trouble shooting tipson my samsung CD and it said something to do with graphics frequencies..if that helps in anyway...

  • Tups Aug 01, 2008

    I have the same problem. Whenever I unplug the DVI cable from the monitor it displays the "no signal" box but if I plug it in, it goes back to the black screen with the flashing light. My video card is fairly top notch and everything works fine with any other monitor I've tested with.

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    brian c May 11, 2010

    Could be a number of things.

    The light flashing could mean the monitor is losing the video signal.

    If restarting is helping, I would look at the video card (if the PC doesn't have on-board video). It may have an option card installed, and it is overheating, thus dropping the video to the monitor.

    Is the "no signal" box coming up, or just going black?

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Similar problem with Samsung Syncmaster T260 at 1920x1200 on HIS Radeon X1950XTX video card. Black horizontal stripes lasting 1/60th of a second or so every few seconds, then black screen for 2 seconds, then fine again.

I Set the catalyst control center control panel for the graphics card to Alternate DVI operational mode under the Digital panel attributes item. Setting the screen to 1600x1200 also seems to stop it doing this. BUT...it didn't used to do it. Bought it in November, and it didn't start doing this until late January. Go figure.

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Samsung Syncmaster 204bw has a red screen


A red or pink tint to the screen indicates that the back light bulbs are failing and are about to burn out. Its time to look for a new monitor.

Mar 17, 2012 | Samsung SyncMaster 204BW LCD Monitor

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I have a samsung syncmaster 204bw and sometimes the monitor flashes black for a couple seconds and then comes back on. it will do it and then wont for awhile.


This is an early warning that the inverter board is failing, "powers the back lights behind the screen" eventually it will go. The board must be replaced or repaired.

Feb 07, 2011 | Samsung SyncMaster 204BW LCD Monitor

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I have a Samsung SyncMaster 204BW monitor using with a Dell Precision M70 latop. How can I get the monitor to display in the wide screen format (full screen)? Currently I have an almost square active...


Did you set the PC to send the vidoe signal to be at the
Native resolution of this monitor?
1680 x 1050 @60Hz.
Here is the user manual:
http://static.highspeedbackbone.net/pdf/Samsung-204BW-UserManual.pdf

Please leave rating if it helps.

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/

Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.



Jan 14, 2011 | Samsung SyncMaster 204BW LCD Monitor

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My samsung syncmaster 204bw power light keeps blinking and wont turn on.


Does it do the same with another PC?
If it is monitor, then please read below
Look for bad caps first:
If you are going to DIY and already try the monitor with another PC, and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply (they should be replaced in a set), blown fuses; poor solder joints, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed SAMSUNG monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/

Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.

Dec 29, 2010 | Samsung SyncMaster 204BW LCD Monitor

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Describe your samsung syncmaster 204bw Problem: I turn the monitor on, the power button turns blue, the screen remains dark, the image on my Powerbook G4 appears flashes on the screen before it goes black...


Check the power supply DC filter cpas first.
If you are going to DIY and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply (they should be replaced in a set), blown fuses; poor solder joints, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed SAMSUNG monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.

Basic LCD monitor troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting

Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Nov 08, 2010 | Samsung SyncMaster 204BW LCD Monitor

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Samsung syncmaster 204bw will not turn on


Check the power supply first.
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, blown fuses, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed SAMSUNG monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
http://www.badcaps.net

May 31, 2010 | Samsung SyncMaster 204BW LCD Monitor

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Plugged monitor in computer... getting electricity... blue light flashing... will not come on


More likely to have bad caps in the power supply just like the other failed SAMNSUNG monitors as shown in my pictures, you can see waht to look for inside:
http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
http://www.badcaps.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Please post back what you find so it may help other people as well.

Apr 09, 2010 | Samsung SyncMaster 204BW LCD Monitor

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The monitor powers up and the analog icon blinks on and off and nothing else happens...no colors...when connected to computer.. the images show for a few seconds and goes blank...turn monitor off and on...


Most common failure in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply, falied inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed SAMSUNG monitors to get some ideas what goes wrong: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further.

Mar 29, 2010 | Samsung SyncMaster 204BW LCD Monitor

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I have samsung syncmaster 204BE monitor. always


Hello,

If you are talking about the power light flashing and no picture then its not in sleep mode, the power supply has failed. Check our web site at: HTML clipboard www.ccl-la.com Look in the monitor repair pages. We have a step by step repair guide for this model Samsung. If you don't want to do the repair yourself we do offer a repair service, information is available on our site.

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Dec 31, 2009 | Samsung SyncMaster 204B 20.1" LCD Monitor

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Problem with syncmaster 204bw


Hi there.
unfortunately this is not a driver issue. if possible, test this screen on a different PC/Laptop.
it sounds like a problem with the screen itself - meaning you will have to take it to a service centre, or if its under warrantee - take it to the shop you baught it from.
*** NB note: samsun screens normally carry a guarantee of AT LEAST 3 years, and not only 1 Year.

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