20 Most Recent Samsung SyncMaster 931BF LCD Monitor Questions & Answers


It is leaning towards your screen is going out and needs replaced.

Samsung... | Answered on May 11, 2017


The backlight power supply maybe failing.

Samsung... | Answered on Apr 04, 2017


Time for a new monitor

Samsung... | Answered on Jan 31, 2011


It may have dying power supply due to bad caps.
If you are going to DIY and already try the monitor with another PC, and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply (they should be replaced in a set), blown fuses; poor solder joints, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed SAMSUNG monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/

Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.
Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.

Samsung... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011


More likely that it has dying power supply due to bad DC filter caps, that will be the first thing to look for.

If you are going to DIY and have proper tools and know safety precaution then please read on:
Most common failures in the LCD monitors are bad capacitors (bulging top/seal or leaking) in the power supply (they should be replaced in a set), blown fuses; poor solder joints, failed inverter circuits (blown fuse, shorted transistors, shorted/open transformers), bad lamps (poor solder connections or worn out lamps). You will need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed SAMSUNG monitors to get some ideas what to look for: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/
Post back what you see inside so we can guide you further and it will help out other people in the future also.

Basic LCD monitor troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Learn about bad caps: Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Samsung... | Answered on Nov 24, 2010


Remove its stand
Unscrew all the screws in the back.
It doesnt just lift off I guess you could say, there are many clamps around the edge that need to be "popped" by sliding anything thin enough to get between the front and back of the case to pop them.

I popped mine open the other night. The clamps appear to be hard to break, at least in my circumstance. None of them broke with a fair amount of pressure from pulling being applied.

Also, mine had your exact same issue until one day it no longer turned on completely. It just flashed the screen once and showed a flashing power light around the button. Replacing 3 capacitors that were just barely bulging on the top fixed the issue.

Samsung... | Answered on Sep 26, 2010


Try it with another PC first to make sure that it is not PC problem since it is blinking like it is not getting the video signal from the PC, if it still does not work then you will have to open it up. First thing to look will be bad caps with leaking/bulging tops or botton seals. Post back what you see for further help.
Failed TV and monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Samsung... | Answered on Aug 31, 2010


You remove all the screws, stand, then useing the thin flat blade screw driver to crack open the case, starting at the bottom edge and work your way around, it is hard to tell you in words. Try Youtube also.

http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
http://www.badcaps.net
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/

Samsung... | Answered on Jul 18, 2010


Try going into on screen menu and and look for factory reset on screen menu. You may have VGA cable problem or it can also be the video card. Please try this monitor on anther PC to see if the problem goes away.

Samsung... | Answered on Apr 20, 2010


I fixed the adjustmen.ts by trial and error of monkeying around on monitor adjustments(no manual to work with).In the morning the shadowing was gone..think it is from over heated graphics cards.

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 25, 2009


I already post solution for this problem, click here to see the solution.

Samsung... | Answered on Dec 21, 2009


Sounds like the monitor. Can you test the monitor on another PC ?

Samsung... | Answered on Nov 04, 2009


Robbert_R_V, Have you visited YOUTUBE to search out and view some of the longer video clips of "LCD monitor disassembly" or "LCD monitor repair" or www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm site run by "buddymc" on fixya. Do that first!!! FYI !! Also try www.lcdparts.com for some additional info. Here is a hint of a similar TECHNOLOGY that you are dealing with. Have you seen the CURLIE-Q energy-efficent CFL light bulbs at the homecenter stores? They have what is called an ELECTRONIC BALLAST circuit called a CONVERTER! AC to AC. You have a ballast called an INVERTER. DC to AC 800v to 1200v to light-up your thin, straight, tubes hung on the backside of your LCD glass panel! If this info was of some help, please rate this response on fixya. Bye for now. 12fixlouie

Samsung... | Answered on Oct 27, 2009


Hello,

This is a very common problem on many LCD monitors after a few years of use. If you can solder you should be able to repair the monitor yourself. The problem is caused by blown capacitors on the power board. Go to our web site at : www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm We have pictures of what to look for. Open your monitor and look at the power supply board for any blown capacitors, replace all that you find. The replacement parts can be ordered from several places on the internet or we can supply them for you. The replacement parts will need to be high temp and will be marked 105c. The values you need to get will be marked on the sides of the ones you take out but will be something like 220uf, 470uf, or 1000uf etc. and then a voltage rating. When you install the new ones be sure to insert them with the polarity stripe going the same direction as the old ones come out. If you don't want to do the repair yourself we do offer a repair service for $35 plus return shipping. If you have any questions just let us know

I hope this helps if so please rate our solution.

Buddy
Corporate Computer
www.ccl-la.com
tech@ccl-la.com

Samsung... | Answered on Oct 24, 2009


when a montior goes out, you'll notice 2 things, a reddish hue and then a slight humm then mabey a pop(backlight death)
the other is no picture but backlight :D
check your connector
(if your using CRT try vacuming the back off it Dust can cuase and Deugass if you never turn it off)

the computer's GPU can be cuasing the issue, one way to find out, stress test it, and trubbleshoot, you can do this in display options :D
some stress test software would be off the top my head... uhh sandra
hope this helped

Samsung... | Answered on Sep 04, 2009


I suggest you try another video card in your computer. This may be the culprit if the second monitor did the same thing as the first. If the different video card does the same thing, I would then suspect the motherboard.

Samsung... | Answered on May 31, 2009


Check monitoc cableing. This might be the cause of cable having loose connection on the back of the monitor. (I mean data cable (VGA) not power cable)
Did you have a chance to check with another monitor? Will picture appear when cable on the back is moved?

Does this happen when you logon to bios screen? REstart PC and keep pressing F2. You will see bios screen - test unit there. If that is ok then everything is fine with the monitor.
Let me know if issue is not solved by checking cable and I will provide you futher troubleshooting steps.
Thanx

Samsung... | Answered on May 28, 2009

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