Having problems with your Samsung SyncMaster 920NW Monitor ?

Monitor screen looks dark but if you look close you can see image

\015 You can see image in background. When turning on computer it flashes on and then off . trying to lighten image does not help. you can barely see image in background. any ideas of fixing this. Monitor was made in March of 2007, not that old.\015

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Husslin, Yes, you too can join the crowd of people whoose LCD/FPD power supply and or Cold-Cathode-Fluorescent-Tube power supply(called an INVERTER circuit) which supplys hi voltage to light up the backlight tubes so you can see all the pretty colors on the front of your screen has failed.
\015\012If Samsung won't do a swapout, you send them your's plus some cash and they send you a same model refurbished unit in exchange, then most likely you will need to effect a repair on your own. The fact that you are able to see the image ( Windows Desktop or IE) is a good sign. It means that the MAIN POWER SUPPLY board is at least supplying voltage to the logic/video processor board inside the monitor. LCD/FPD displays have 2 or 3 printed circuit boards, not counting the tiny board that has the on/off and adjustment switches on it. The large board that is connected to the AC line will be the Switch-Mode-Power-Supply which may or may not include an on-board Inverter circuit. These SMPS/INVERTERs have 2 causes for failing. Either one or a combination of the two. Failed ELECTROLYTIC FILTER CAPACITORS from thermal stress, and or other heavy components whoose leads are soldered on the bottom of the board have developed circular stress cracks in their solder joints. Well, I've probably told you enough to get both of us in trouble, but if you surf over to youtube, do search for vids on lcd monitor repair and or bad capacitors or swollen caps in lcd monitors. Got to run now, but you can get back to me at louie12fix on fixya or lmistyrel@ aol.com
\015\012PS look for vids on lcd dissaembly or such. I have seen some about 10min long.
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