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Samsung 204B Flickering on Startup

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Hey guys, my monitor has just started doing this 2 weeks ago, when i turn it on its extremely dim and it flickers for about a minute then stops and all is good, but I'm worried about it.

I bought it about 2 years ago, so its had some use.

I'm just wondering if there are any remedies that can cure this problem.

Thanks
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If you've still got warranty, now is the time to RMA it... it might die later, and you might not have warranty then.
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Wow thanks for the snappy reply, are you sure an RMA is required, this isn't something i can fix?
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its just showing its age... Nothing you can do. Try and RMA it.
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the flickering is probably due to the CCFL's for the backlight going out. I'd RMA it as soon as possible, since its not gonna get any better, and will most likely get worse.
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post #6 of 7
I have three 204Bs on my desk and all had the same problem.

I thought about replacing CCFl too, only to discover that the reason was much cheaper- elecheapo elcos in PSU unit.

Once I replaced electrolytic caps, all three monitors started working like new.

It seems to me that LCD manufacturers are using cheap material on strategic points deliberately so that they limit the lifetime of a product and force customer to come back for new model...

Anyway, open your monitor and check the capacitors before you throw it away- there is 90% chance that $5 worth of material will fix it like new...
post #7 of 7
Brane2,
My old 204B has started doing that flicker as well. I'd like to check the caps, but don't know how. Can you instruct on how to check'em?
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