Outside of a cable, fuse or such there is nothing an owner can do with these things save take it to Samsung for repair.
-> We have a Samsung forum at http://forums.cnet.com/5204-13973_102-0.html?forumID=146&tag=rb_mtx;f06-fd if you need help finding service.
HOWEVER cost to repair often exceeds replacement costs. And with all due respect, those that could fix such a thing would not ask (again, I mean you no disrespect here.)
These devices and products are made to last about 2 to 10 years so let's get our selves ready for a wave of people with dead gear.
I am using a Samsung monitor with my Windows XP Professional computer. The monitor is about 4 years old. Typically, I turn the monitor off if I am not going to be using it for awhile. I had no problems with the monitor until last week. Now when I turn it on, the brightness is not what is should be (it is darker)and the screen flickers for a few seconds. After the flickering stops, the brightness of the screen returns to normal. Before last week, when I turned the monitor on, there was no flickering and the brightness was as it should be as soon as I turned on the monitor.
What could be causing this problem and how do I correct it, if it is possible to correct?