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My Samsung 216bw monitor started to flicker and now it won't power up at all

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I would appreciate,if you could wait for the reply. I was commenting back on the last question, you posted. There are few caps that were reported back. Most of the reported one's are :-

2 - 1000uF @ 10V
3 - 470uF @ 25V
1 - 470uF @ 10V

Once you open the unit, pull out the power supply board. Most of the bad caps usually have ammonia kind of odor and usually swelled / bulged or leaked. You could easily trace that. If unable to trace that, then we need to use multimeter.

Kindly follow the above said instructions and revert so that i could further guide you.

Note - I am not online 24 by 7. Though i would be available most of the times. Have some patience. These require a lot more than pulling and resoldering. A small mistake might end up forcing you to dump this TV.

Let me know,so that we could proceed.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

  • antonyz123 Jul 04, 2010

    My appologies!!! I was not sure if I was posting these questions correctly.

    I presume that the caps in you last posting were for my Viewsonic VM1935 and that you will be following up with the answer to my question about my Samsung 216bw. I hope this is correct.

    Thankx for your help. Again sorry no rush!!!

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Jul 04, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Oops!! I never read the new number. Kindly take a look at the above mentioned.This is an exact picture of one of the Samsung's 216bw.Location of caps are already marked which could cause this problem. Still, you need to check other caps or fuses to make sure, there is nothing wrong with them.

    Let me know,so that we could proceed.

    Hope i helped you.

    for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!



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