Having problems with your Samsung Computer Monitors ?

Prior to this past week my Samsung SyncMaster 225BW monitor's display came on almost instantly when turned on. Now it takes at least 30 seconds to reach full brightness. What is the most likely cause (i.e. bad caps, backlight, inverter)? My warranty expires 2/24/10. Do I have to wait until it fails completely before starting the warranty repair process?


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Kmzwolski, NO, NO, NO!!!! Do NOT wait. Use your warranty NOW!!! Do not let them off the hook. Could be any of the things you mentioned, plus "cold", intermittant solder joint, thermally/vibration fracture of solder joint on printed circuit board (SMPS/inverter circuit) Let me know how you fair with SAMSUNG. lmistyrel on aim.com or 12fixlouie on fixya.
If your monitor is out of warranty then you can't send it back to Samsung. The normal problem with this model is the power supply not going to full voltage in a timely manor. Here is a link to a repair guide that will show you how to open and repair the monitor power supply board.

http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/repairing-the-samsung-225bw-22-monitor/

It should get you back going again.
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