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I turn the monitor on and the blue light is on but the screen remains black. How can this be fixed? What could be the problem? How can I get this replaced if need be?

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You can read and see pictures of failed SAMSUNG monitors so you can figure out if you want to DIY repair or not.
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 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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

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Stjohnschris, If Samsung warranty no longer usable option, then you will need to fix it yourself. Have you even checked with Samsung to see if they offer a "cash+old unit" swapout program?? Watch a few video clips at YOUTUBE after search with these terms: "lcd monitor disassembly" "lcd monitor repair. Then come back to FIXYA and do lots of reading in the fixya PROFILES of "budmrtn" "buddymc" "12fixlouie" (me) for more help and links that you will need to repair the 245BW. Keep us informed by doing additional REPLYS to this posting. 12fixlouie

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