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I recently had a weird problem occurring. The other day i just booted up my sig rig and as it booted into windows and there was a massive amount of screen flickering. Usually it does this for like a second while it adjusts to windows but it went on for about a minute or 2 and then gradually started to decrease in the instances of flickering. Like slowly flickering less and less until about 5 min it stopped all together.

It does this every single time i boot now. Im on dual monitors and this problem is occurring on my main monitor, my samsung syncmaster. Any idea what could be causing this?

Thanks
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post #2 of 7
uh oh, could be the lcd starting to go kaput, have you tried booting with just the samsung alone?
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My best guess is that the backlight is burning out. The backlight on most LCDs is a vacuum tube similar to a neon sign (contains mercury and other toxins), so naturally it will flicker when it's going down or if it's receiving insufficient power. Try testing it on another input device if you can.

If it's still under warranty you should consider sending it back.

If it's out of warranty and you're a DIY type, you can replace the backlight with the help of the internet. Under no circumstance should you throw this thing directly in the trash!
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man, i bought this thing a month ago....ill start testing with other devices...thanks guys.

but it only does this on start up?? and then it stops, its really weird
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post #5 of 7
Same problem with my 204b.
Samsung said said it's the backlight going out, too bad I'm out of warranty.
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post #6 of 7
may sound dumb but check your cables are plugged in all the way! happened to me once lol
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k, bad news, i check everything....but right before i started to...i noticed that if i have the monitor completely off without power or any input. and then i just give it power but no input and turn it on...it flickers....so its not when its booting up...its just when the monitor goes on all together ...im contacting samsung as i post this...wish me luck!
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