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How to open Samsung SyncMaster 957p?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Jukka Aho, Apr 20, 2006.

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  1. Jukka Aho

    Jukka Aho Guest

    I have a Samsung SyncMaster 957p that would need some focus adjustment,
    but I can't seem to open the case.

    There are two screws near the bottom. Opening them makes the bottom end
    loose, but the top seems to be as fixed as ever. I'm afraid I'm going to
    snap some hidden plastic clips (or something) off if I just try to force
    it. Is there some known trick that needs to be employed in order to open
    this case?
  2. budgie

    budgie Guest


    There are typically two tangs holding the top of the backshell to the front
    panel surround. Use a small screwdriver or similar tool and press it through
    the centre of each "area of resistance" in a *horizontal* (wrt the normal
    monitor orientation) direction.

    Take care, and once you have it apart you'll see how it all happens. Second
    time around it'll be a breeze.
  3. Jukka Aho

    Jukka Aho Guest

    I overlooked the tiny slits on the sides first, but just as you said,
    sticking a screwdriver into them made the case pop open quite easily.

    The flyback had the usual "F1" and "F2" adjustments for focus. I got
    quite a good picture out of the thing by tweaking them. (I believe the
    monitor must have been maladjusted already at the factory as it has
    always had a bit soft picture before.)

    The odd thing I noticed was that the "S" ("screen") adjustment for
    brightness / black level control was nowhere to be found. There was a
    place for it on the side of the flyback transformer, right below the F1
    and F2 pots - and it was even marked with an "S" - but no hole or knob.
    I wonder why's that? How _do_ you adjust black level on this monitor if
    need be?
  4. budgie

    budgie Guest

    Had me fooled the first time too ;-)

    I can't help on that.. I've never seen that series of monitors.
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