Reviews and Problems with Samsung SyncMaster 226BW
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Bad capacitors, bad quality after all!!!
Cheap Capacitor, Amazon
3 April 2012
Summary: Samsung, you better provide cost-free fix for customers! I purchased this monitor in 2007 and have enjoyed using it while it was working okay. Just after 3 years or so, started experiencing "no screen" after power-on. That "no screen" period become longer and longer over time, and now I have to wait more than 1 hour with serious flicker until normal screen shows up.
Summary: After over 3 years of good use, and now past warranty, this monitor now has an annoying flicker that lasts about 5 minutes after startup. While it is flickering, it is unusable. This condition does go away, but every day when I start my computer, the flicker lasts a little longer. I will be looking to replace this monitor in the near term. The bottom line is that even knowing that this would happen, I probably would still have purchased this monitor...
Summary: It worked fine for 4 years. Now, I have a blinking issue (only for a minute at turning on, though). Would not recommend buying a used one. Update: Fixed DIY. I spent about $30 to purchase a soldering kit and replacement capacitors. Took about an hour to fix (I"m a first timer).
They made it through warranty, 3 years, 4 months old now
Sick Puppy, Amazon
14 February 2011
Summary: I bought one of these on 4-27-07 from Circuit City, and another from Staples on 9-27-07 (later we bought another for my son from Staples). I run the two I have on the same computer. When I bought them I made sure to get the correct panel manufacturer model (was it "S"?, can't remember) that was made by Samsung and preferred, and that is why I bought them locally. So I could look at the letter that was displayed on the boxes at that time.
Still working like new after replacing bad capacitors
1 February 2011
Summary: This is still a great monitor after over 4 years of use. I only gave it 4 stars because of their use of a few inferior capacitors. Yes, it started flickering and got dark right after the 3-year warranty expired. I was surprised to find so much information on the internet about faulty capacitors and how to replace them, including different videos.
Great for 3 years, then began flickering on and off
26 December 2010
Summary: This monitor was great for 3 years, great size, color, contrast, etc. I am a professional photographer and used it to edit photos. However, the past month, it has been terrible. It flickers on and off after it has been either in sleep mode or off. The flickering lasted for 5 min. at first, but over the past month, the time has increased to 15 - 20 min. After that time, it returns to normal. While flickering, it is difficult to see anything on the monitor.
Owned 2 for over 3 years now/Great for Xbox 360...
GammonMaster "I can resist anything...but tem..., Amazon
3 December 2010
Summary: I have to matching ones that I sometimes use as duel. I will keep this short and sweet, other than the lack of HDMI (has DVI instead) this monitor is an excellent choice for gaming or video. Beautiful, deep, rich colors and no blur as a gaming or video monitor due to 2mm response time. There are a lot of choices out there I feel for the money, this one is very hard to beat.
Summary: I have owned this for 3 years and 4 months. The matte screen is great. I get a great picture on normal functions. HD is not great quality, ok, but not great. Easy to set up and install. Now, the biggest flaw. for the past 2 years, i cannot turn the monitor off. The monitor has to stay on. If it goes to sleep or gets turned off, you have to smack the monitor very hard multiple times to get it to come back on.