Question about Samsung 215TW SyncMaster 21" LCD Monitor

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On inital power up the display every other line is distorted by what looks like a vertical bars. This problem used to slowly goes away as the monitor warmed up, but not any more. It is constanly is present on both sources. Any help is appreciated.

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  • AmirK007 Jun 22, 2011

    Thank you for the tips. I will be checking the Caps this weekend and hopefuly is some thing as simple as cap. The repair cost for this well beyond what I can pay for a new monitor.
    Cheers
    Amir

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Look for bad caps with domed tops first.
There are more than one versions of the board to get the correct set of caps.
If you are going to DIY and have proper tools, electronics knowledge, and know safety precaution then please read on:

Basic troubleshooting guide here:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors pictures: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/
Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Parts: www.shopjimmy.com
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/Default.aspx he can make you a set of caps.
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.

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