Question about Samsung SyncMaster 204B 20.1" LCD Monitor
When i turn on my pc and monitor the monitor stays black for maybe 2 minutes, eventually you can see the picture dim and flickering. after maybe another 2 minutes the picture is viewable but the picture is weak. after another 5 minutes the picture is ok. but if i shut the monitor down for say maybe 5 to 10 minutes it does the same thing again. What is wrong with my monitor?
FIXED: I took the advice to replace C110 and C111 with 1000uF 35V
and a pretty easy time prying open the case with a medium-small flathead screwdriver, disconnecting a few connectors, 4 silver screws (2 on the left & 2 on the right of the LCD), 2 black screws on the back of the metal case, 3 black and one brass screw on the PC board, and
it works like new.
HINT: Be sure to insert your new capacitors correctly (positive and negative sides). The capacitor has + and - sides (the - side was marked on mine). The bottom of the PC board (where you apply solder) has a + marked on the positive side.
For the faint of heart: I am an inexperienced and HORRIBLE solderer and know close to nothing about capacitors, resistors, etc. So, if I can do it you can too!!!
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
Repair verified! My local elecronics supplier had the correct 1000uf caps in stock, and my 204b is good as new.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
I sent my monitor back to Samsung for repair.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
Had the same problem here !
C110 and C111 on the power supply unit are busted.
I replaced then with 2 ELCO's from 1000 picofahrad 25 V.
Voila!! runs like new.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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