Reviews and Problems with Samsung SyncMaster 205BW
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How do I get a replacement stand
2 July 2012
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: I bought this monitor for the second monitor of my dual monitor system. This, of course, is used but function perfectly. The screen has no bad pixel, all the connections are perfect, and all the buttons are working properly.
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: Great montior. Swivel screen is awesome. Also can adjust the height of it very very simply. Bright colors which probably you will have to tone down to your liking. Huge screen with just an awesome picture. Wow, pretty much sums it up.
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.