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My monitor blacks out every time it turns on.
It may have dying power supply due to bad caps.
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:
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.
on Jan 03, 2011
I have a Samsung SyncMaster 931BF. I love the
Remove its stand
Unscrew all the screws in the back.
It doesnt just lift off I guess you could say, there are many clamps around the edge that need to be "popped" by sliding anything thin enough to get between the front and back of the case to pop them.
I popped mine open the other night. The clamps appear to be hard to break, at least in my circumstance. None of them broke with a fair amount of pressure from pulling being applied.
Also, mine had your exact same issue until one day it no longer turned on completely. It just flashed the screen once and showed a flashing power light around the button. Replacing 3 capacitors that were just barely bulging on the top fixed the issue.
on Sep 26, 2010
How do you reset colors
Try going into on screen menu and and look for factory reset on screen menu. You may have VGA cable problem or it can also be the video card. Please try this monitor on anther PC to see if the problem goes away.
on Apr 20, 2010
Samsung SyncMaster 931 BF CCFL voltage only stays
Robbert_R_V, Have you visited YOUTUBE to search out and view some of the longer video clips of "LCD monitor disassembly" or "LCD monitor repair" or www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm
site run by "buddymc" on fixya. Do that first!!! FYI !! Also try www.lcdparts.com
for some additional info. Here is a hint of a similar TECHNOLOGY that you are dealing with. Have you seen the CURLIE-Q energy-efficent CFL light bulbs at the homecenter stores? They have what is called an ELECTRONIC BALLAST circuit called a CONVERTER! AC to AC. You have a ballast called an INVERTER. DC to AC 800v to 1200v to light-up your thin, straight, tubes hung on the backside of your LCD glass panel! If this info was of some help, please rate this response on fixya. Bye for now. 12fixlouie
on Oct 27, 2009
I have a samsung monitor when we switch off the
This is a very common problem on many LCD monitors after a few years of use.
If you can solder you should be able to repair the monitor yourself.
The problem is caused by blown capacitors on the power board. Go to our
web site at : www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm
We have pictures of what to look for. Open your monitor and look at the
power supply board for any blown capacitors, replace all that you find.
The replacement parts can be ordered from several places on the
internet or we can supply them for you. The replacement parts will need
to be high temp and will be marked 105c. The values you need to get
will be marked on the sides of the ones you take out but will be
something like 220uf, 470uf, or 1000uf etc. and then a voltage rating.
When you install the new ones be sure to insert them with the polarity
stripe going the same direction as the old ones come out. If you don't
want to do the repair yourself we do offer a repair service for $35
plus return shipping. If you have any questions just let us know
I hope this helps if so please rate our solution.
on Oct 24, 2009
How do we know if the monitor is bad versus the
when a montior goes out, you'll notice 2 things, a reddish hue and then a slight humm then mabey a pop(backlight death)
the other is no picture but backlight :D
check your connector
(if your using CRT try vacuming the back off it Dust can cuase and Deugass if you never turn it off)
the computer's GPU can be cuasing the issue, one way to find out, stress test it, and trubbleshoot, you can do this in display options :D
some stress test software would be off the top my head... uhh sandra
hope this helped
on Sep 04, 2009
Monitor powering up and down at random
Check monitoc cableing. This might be the cause of cable having loose connection on the back of the monitor. (I mean data cable (VGA) not power cable)
Did you have a chance to check with another monitor? Will picture appear when cable on the back is moved?
Does this happen when you logon to bios screen? REstart PC and keep pressing F2. You will see bios screen - test unit there. If that is ok then everything is fine with the monitor.
Let me know if issue is not solved by checking cable and I will provide you futher troubleshooting steps.
on May 28, 2009
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