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No Display on my Samsung 204B monitor

The monitor was working fine for 2 years. A couple of days ago it stopped working. The screen is blank with the power button blinking. i have exchanged the monitor with another which works, so the problem is definitely with the 204B. do you have any suggestions?
Do you know how the 3 year warranty works?

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    All I can tell you at the moment is that I have exactly the same problem with a different Samsung Syncmaster model...711MP

  • schosche Dec 20, 2008

    I have the same problem , the power light is blinking and the monitor will not come on. Several weeks prior to this the monitor would flcker and then eventually come on. Now it doesn't work at all.

  • hhawbecker Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same problem, my monitor was working great for one year and then it just stopped. It started to flicker on and off for a few weeks and now it won't work at all. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. It sounds though like it may be a problem with the monitor.

  • pittsrusty Jan 05, 2009

    I have the same problem my 204b monitor is two years old and just quit working,but the power button blinks

  • todradford Jan 17, 2009

    Ditto. Have had monitor little over 2 years.

  • jazekid Feb 28, 2009

    I've replaced my monitor 2 times already. First the monitor backlight starts to fade and it goes dark and then eventually it will die. I am going to have to send in for replacement again.

  • chad970 Mar 13, 2009

    moniter just stoped working, screen is black

  • thomaswbutt May 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. After a few weeks of battling to get it on by lots of switching it off and on and unplugging and replugging, my monitor now just blinks it's little blue power light at me and stays black.

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If you know how to open it up and get to the power supply you will find three capacitors 2-820uf and 1-330 @ 25vdc 105o.they will have puffed up tops replace them. FYI the monitor has a 3 year warranty.

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I have the same problem.

Monitor is about 18 months old.
Was working perfectly until about 3 months ago.
Then started having trouble coming out of sleep mode.
Power cycling several times would normally recover it.
(using the hard switch on the back next to the power cord).

3 days ago, even this stopped working.

Now i just get the fast blinking led on the front. (faster than once per second, approximately twice per second).

The sad part is that this is probably some kind of internal power problem. The LCD panel ($$) is fine.

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