Summary: I have the same issue as everyone else with this stand. Mines is out of manufactures warranty, but I called Samsung opened a service ticket and they refuse to replace it. Any ideas on the right people of talk with at Samsung about this?
Summary: I got this monitor back in 2007, and for a while I worked like a charm. But just as soon as the warranty was to expire, the hardware inside went bad, just like clockwork. I actually sent it in to repair past the date of the warranty's expiration. They sent me my junk monitor back, along with another refurbished one a few days later. It had seemed to work fine for about a year until now...
Summary: This is a pretty good monitor and gave good service until the capacitors inside went bad. Manufactured in 2006, lasted until mid-2010. Good 4 years of service. Typically, with computer hardware mainly involving capacitors and/or moving parts, 3 years is usually given to the lifespan of the component. But this should be of continual use with something having electrolytic capacitors.
Summary: One year and two months after purchasing this monitor, the screen failed. Samsumg is sending a "refurbished" replacement - I am terrified about what that might mean. What a shame - I like the monitor. Good thing I had an old CRT kicking around as back up - seems you can't kill those, but the flat screens are a different story.
Summary: The factory stand does not rotate for portrait mode. I needed to use this monitor in portrait mode so I modified the monitor. Remove the stand from the monitor. Notice the 2 square holes for the attachment tabs. Make 2 more holes, 90 degrees to the others, so the monitor stand can be rotated. There isn't anything behind that plastic, I used a slow drill to make the holes. Reattach stand and enjoy your new portrait monitor.
Summary: I have this monitor for a year and I have to support it with a piece of wood. The stand is worse that a plastic toy. Sometimes I wonder, do they care for their product or they just market it and if people buy it, good, if not they move to the next. For this reason I will never buy another Samsung product.
Free stand replacement from samsung for this monitor!
Cookie Monster, Amazon
17 April 2008
Summary: I bought this monitor from local store in my city about an year and a half back. This is a very sharp and bright display with very good color rendition and I bought it primarily for photoshop work. So, all in all, a very competent display unit. I had no complains until the monitor started to sag and tilt forward. the problem seems to be defective monitor stand that couldn't take the weight of the display.
Summary: This is a pretty decent monitor, until it develops a fault and you're sucked into the black hole that is Samsung's repair/refurbishment hell. Samsung have a generous three year warranty, during which time your faulty monitor will be replaced free of charge. Unfortunately, your replacement model will be a refurbished model rather than a brand new model and thus prone to even more problems. I bought a brand new 205BW -- the CBQ hardware revision -- back in September 2006.