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Author Topic: If you have a samsung 204b or 204t or similar that doesnt work/blinks off  (Read 6260 times)

mouser

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I have a bunch of samsung 204b lcd monitors that i've always loved, until in the past few years they started to stop working.
They gradually die, flickering, working for a few weeks, then stopping to turn on with a blinking power light.

Turns out it's a well known problems with these samsung lcds, due to faulty capacitors.

After some bad experiences with samsung tech support, I found this howto guide on the web that tells you how to fix the monitors with a few parts and a soldering iron:


While it wasn't something i felt comfortable doing, john (the dc server admin) and wife is staying with me for a bit and he's a real hotshot with a soldering iron, and he managed to do the repair in under an hour.

Monitor now works as good as new.  :up:

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While it wasn't something i felt comfortable doing, john (the dc server admin) and wife is staying with me for a bit and he's a real hotshot with a soldering iron, and he managed to do the repair in under an hour.

Monitor now works as good as new.
Send him to stay with me!  ;)

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i once had a motherboard with faulty capacitors which i had to replace eventually. now i'm worried since my monitor is also a Samsung! :-\

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faulty capacitors
my dvr
my mother board
a washing machine

It seems that my whole life would be better if I changed all of my capacitors!

I am printing T-shirts "First check your capacitors"

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I've a 204b coincidently, no troubles yet though. Will have to bookmark this just in case. Thanks :)