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Displays monitor flicker

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Otis1337, 11 May 2011.

  1. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

    28 Nov 2007
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    So the other day my second monitor is playing up, its the Samsung 206bw.

    Its like it has a loose connection but iv gone over all the cables and there all in fine.
    It looks like some one is turning it on and off all the time, but i does seem to keep loosing its power as the blue LED around the power button also turns off when the display does.

    Any help?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

    25 Mar 2009
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    Have you tried another kettle lead and gpu cable?

    Does sound like it's having a few problems but it's worth ruling out the cables first. I presume from what you've said the pc is fine with another monitor.

    Edit: Also, I presume you have tried switching the gpu cable to the another output on your gpu?
    Last edited: 11 May 2011
  3. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

    29 May 2008
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  4. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

    24 Apr 2009
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    id just contact samsung

    had my 2233BW replaced free of charge because it wouldnt display anymore. Was about 2 years old or so.
  5. fu manchu

    fu manchu I'll have the special.

    24 Apr 2009
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    I recently had this with my just out of warranty 226bw. Checked out some repair guides on youtube and ordered the caps for a few quid and had a go. Really easy to open up the monitor and get to the power board and then just replaced the 3 blown caps. Be careful of of the repair kits on ebay, they dont suit all revisions of a particular model. I puchased enough caps to cover both revisions of the 226bw so have some left over.

    Maybe as its a secondary screen, have a look at your power board and see which caps have blown, note the values, I may have the right ones here for it that I could send you, failing that you can get just the required caps from ebay or elsewhere for pennies and sent quickly for minimal downtime.

    For me it was 3 screws to remove stand, 3 screws to release the housing, a few plugs to disconnect and 3 screws to remove the power board. A bit of soldering and back together job done for less than a fiver.

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