2 years later, an update, LOL. (this is the #1 result for 305T popped, so worth an update I suppose).
Originally Posted by kayanlau
Wouldn't you know it. The same corner of the same chip popped like a firecracker in my 305T. Must be a design defect.
I bought the 305T in May 2007 and it just popped last week.
What did you do? Have you repaired it yet?I'm living in Hong Kong
and I really don't trust the dealers here to fix my monitor. First of all, they don't sell the 305T in HK, so I had to order it from the US. So there is no way that any service tech would be trained to fix the 305T. Secondly, the tech who looked at it recommended that I replace everything inside the chasis, panel (the most expensive part) and all, and it would have cost me about the same amount I spent on buying a new 305T. Now I've found out through searching online that the cost the power board quoted by the technician is totally out of line (way too cheap) with what I've been searching online. Totally frustrated with the HK techs.
Either way, if you have any progress. Please let me know. Because I would like to know whether just replacing this board would fix our common issue.
Originally Posted by Thundergod989
After 2 years and 7 months she blew out and shut off
So I called samsung and they said it was still under warranty! (Props to samsung, I didn't even have to provide a recept, just the serial # and they said it was 3 years parts and labor and was still covered for 5 months).
In its defense however, It's probably got over 10,000 hours on it and has lived through several power outages, a blown UPS and being lugged to several lan parties.
But, being the self respecting computer enthusiast that I am, instead of sending it back (and waiting 11-20 days!), I instead took it apart, found the board that was the culprit (the SMPS board, the one that the AC plugs into) and after calling samsung's parts distributer and talking to Jean-Luc, I was provided with the wiring diagram for the smps board which helped me find the faulty part (great service). it is a component that looks like a chip with 8 prongs on it (4 on each side) The writing on it is "FSD211" and it actually blew a chunk out of itself.
So, my question is this, is it possible to find this part anywhere or am I forced to buy an entire new board :\\
Here is the blown component.
It is a chip that looks sort of like this but with "FSD211" engraved on it. Apparently it is sold by Fairchild Semi and it is a SMPS Power Switch.
Yes, that exact same part in the exact same manner! It just "popped" literally.
Originally Posted by kayanlau
After so many weeks of waiting and hoping. The main power board arrived at my office and I promptly installed it. And ITS ALIVE!!!!!!
Lesson learned: I'm never trusting my local 'authorized' repair shop for my monitor ever again.
I ended up doing the same thing! I went to my local repair guy who was samsung authorized, gave him the part number, he ordered it in and I brought it in same-day and had it changed, took all of about 2 days and cost $170.
Now something on the video input side is going wonky, I get jittery images every once in a while when running on 2560x1600. I have an LG 30" and a apple cinema display 30" now so I can make due while I wait on parts. Great screens I am really sad that they do not make them any more and the few remaining places that have them still are charging a fortune. My guess is the new 3840x2080 screens will be available within the next year. The new macbook pro is already sporting a pretty crazy pixel density and I imagine monitors will follow suit as samsung manufactures the panel for the MBP.
Sorry for the graveyard bump, but this is definitely the part to replace if your screen pops.