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Ragnarok
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« on: October 25, 2011, 05:41:58 AM »

My Samsung Synchmaster 20" 3000:1 blah blah started to blink on me.  On powering it up, the power light would come on, and the screen would blink for a second then would go off and the cycle would repeat for 2 min to all day before it displayed the desktop. I figure this is some sort of LCD death throe so I'm thinking of just moving on. I was actually kind of suprised that this happened as the monitor has now been out lasted  by many poorer CRT's I've owned.  Just curious before I get another Samsung if their are some comments on the performance/price of other models.  I recently got a look at a 27" 50000:1 1ms Samsung and it was very prettty.
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 05:51:04 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 03:55:23 PM »

Your caps on the power supply have gone bad most likely.  You can fix it yourself if that is the issue and you
are able to do a little soldering.

My Samsung was doing the exact same thing.  I disassembled the monitor and it had 4 bulging caps.
Replaced them and the monitor works great.  I spent about $10 to fix it.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 01:49:40 AM »

Wow , I forgot I posted this.  Going to disassemble it and check it out. 
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