shitmandood: Why fix it? Better to take a sledgehammer to it and never buy Westinghouse
again. Avoid all of these crappy ass knock-offs forever. I'll go back to
buying big tube TVs if TV manufacturers are just going to start peddling
ChasMtnMan: Howdy Mano, I reckon we are lucky as our Westinghouse 32" is 5 years old,
but exactly same problem as you describe. Our screen goes black in a minute
or so. We took your advice and contacted the supplier, but unfortunately
they were out of stock for the part number I found on our unit after we
took it apart like you instructed. THANKS for your instructional Video.
Hopefully we can solve our problem like you did. The replacement power
panel is now $129 plus about $12 shipping. ~Charles~
hoopfan71: @hoopfan71 One more thing to add: Duh - It just dawned on me that it
appears the power supply and inverter are all-inclusive on the board you
replaced. Most tvs have separate printed circuit boards (PCBs) for the
inverter and power supply. Also, the harnesses you disconnected that you
called "transistors" connect to the back light for the tv, and the back
lights are switched on by the inverter(s), which receives power from the
Ice Mario: Very similar to my story. Except it wasn't black friday and we got it
because we thought it had the best picture. It also started having
audio/video and power issues within a week after the 2 year warranty mark.
Lockon Stratos: I got my 42 inch early 2009 and it went dark in October 2012.
Javier Perez: You can get parts for Westinghouse TV's at good prices from interliquidparts
Mano Gil: Thanks Jeremy. After making these videos I realized that I had no idea of
the name of the parts but I knew what i needed to do to get the TV to work
again. And i did. Since I installed the new inverter board the TV has been
working flawlessly. Thank you for your comment and good luck with your TV.
battalionofone: Gotcha. My set turns on and then goes blank. Sound is on and everything.
Powering on and off lets me see picture for about 1.5 seconds. So in my
case I really hope its just a bad inverter board. I opened it and inspected
the inverter, mainboard, and powersupply. All different components on the
37". I don't see a single sign of burns or bad capacitors. I ordered a
similar inverter that came from a vizio. sucks you cant get anything but
salvaged parts for these crappy westies. Thx for Vid!
Casey Babylon: I just bought a westinghouse in april 2013 and it turns off all by itself,
not sure that I need a power surge or what. Other than that it is good.
Guess it sounds like I will be assed out in three years. Darn money
pincher. LOL! Talking about myself!
upnsmoking420: i got a westinghouse flatscreen tv when i have it turned on the screen is
white - its supposed to be black i thought- and when there is any kind of
video image the screen seems distorted the only way to make it MOSTLY go
away is turn the brightness ALL the way up. So if anyone knows what could
cause that let me know.
Mano Gil: I have a 32H540S (32 inch LCD). If you've been having the same issue as I
described I'd say with 90% of certainty that the solution is also the same.
Good luck my friend.
MrNOOBOLOGIST69: i have the same problem, but mine is 47 inches
Marc Seguin: your write!!! westing house service does SUCK ASS!!! they have no clue what
to do!!! come on!!
Marc Seguin: anyone know why i have dark shadow spots on the left and right lower
corners?? comes and goes.......very annoying!! the spots are about 3"x3"
rayn: i have that same tv how do you know it doesn't work for it if you don't
mind me asking.
SpideySensei72: Mine barely lasted a year before going black. I'll never buy another
Joshua Yother: Thanks a lot for uploading this video!
NESAWinnipeg: You mean like the inverter in an LCD TV takes 12 to 24 volts and converts
it into 30K-ish volts to run the CCFL backlights? Lucky that LED backlit
TVs are becoming popular now and do away with inverters and CCFLs which are
the most failure prone parts in LCD TVs other than crappy electrolytic
capacitors. Considering this guys knowledge, I'm simply amazed he could do
this repair. But then it doesn't take much smarts to replace a circuit
theskywong: kjajajaja, the transistors you say, are just cable conectors for powering
monitor. the audio cable it is
ijosef: My folks have the Westinghouse SK-32H240S and it developed this exact same
issue. Unfortunately the power inverter boards are sold out everywhere and
unlikely to be restocked. There are price gougers selling used boards on
eBay for over $100, but I'm not going to spend that kind of money on a used
part with questionable reliability. I might try to repair it myself with
one of those capacitor kits, although my research tells me the little
transformers sometimes go out too.
Soccertz1: I have a question, my Westinghouse gets multicolors like green, pink and
blue every so often. These colors are on the brightest parts of the screen.
I also get vertical lines of all colors. The thing that works for me is
turning tv off then on and another lol is hitting the top of the tv makes
it go back to a good picture. Anyone have any idea what's wrong with the tv?
Mano Gil: @battalionofone Hey man, well, I don't know if it's possible to fix the
inverter board. I mean, it might be if you know how to replace only the
little part that burned out but if you're not proficient enough (like me)
it could be too risky. I believe that $100 for the whole is easier. Good
xxmyspac: THANK YOU SOOO MUCH SAME PROBLEM..........SAME HAPPY ENDIDNG!
MrElectroEngineering: PWM Module or the Capacitors right?
joshmar11: I had the black screen problem as well a year ago. The power supply board
was the issue. It was one of the 3 black tranformers on the board. It was
fried and I could see the soldering had been burnt and blackend. I replace
that one part my self with circuit soldering and the part for $30. 3:39
shows the transformer right in the center. I recommend checking the boards
components before buying a complete board.
jeremyhall420: Those are not transistors they are the back light power cables for your
back lights. Inverter boards are most common to mess up in LCD
Televisions.Also one of the harder things to find as a part that still
works. I hope you can get this TV working I am working on a 47" sanyo that
has two inverter boards in it and they run around $45 a piece.. Im not 100%
that is my problems either, it could turn out to be the main board. I
Wouldn't mind replacing them anyways.
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Monika Rodriguez: Hi My tv when it turns un it comes on for about 30 seconds and then go to
black With yours did you see anything?
battalionofone: Hi, Reading the many forums, it almost seems like everyone who got a
westinghouse set has pictures problems within 1 year. I have a 37" that
went out 3 years ago. I finally just pulled it out of the closet hoping to
repair it finally. I'm surprise there aren't more videos with people fixing
their sets. Has anyone been able to fix their inverter board instead of
replacing? Is there a fix or is the board just crap and you hope that
getting a refurbished new one would work and not crap out.
ArcadeGames: The inverter board and power supply are on the same board. Your problem is
one of three transformers are bad. Those big black rectangle boxes.
akielus13: i have a westinghouse digital and im having truble getting the atsc. i just
got the tv 3 months ago i hope i don't have to go tru what u guys r saying.
lucky i have a 3 yrs guarantee by target but hey u never know what r they r
going 2 say. hope ur problems w/this get solve people
martianman68: Man, what a shock--we've had our Westinghouse LCD about 2-3 years and it
just started doing this. It's really bad when you find that it's so
prevalent that someone has made a YouTube video on how to repair it. Thanks
battalionofone: @ezman86 Yeah, sounds like you have the same problem i had. It is most
likely the inverter board. I opened up my tv and used ebay to find a
matching inverter board. It is a pretty easy swap. If you'retech savy, you
could probably fix it yourself. There is definitely a capacitor that is
burnt out. You can tell cause the board turns on and then off and you still
have power and audio. The inverter board is detecting a short & shutting
down to prevent overload.
MrElectroEngineering: @MrElectroEngineering oh and its a PSU not inverter... Inverter takes say
12 volt from a car batter and makes 120 volt... Usually a power supply
makes a lower voltage say 120 volt to your 5, 12, and 24 volt rails like on
Mariohenri90: That happened to me too.Worked for 8 months and bam it stopped working.No
image and sound.I called them and they said because I had no warranty I
would have to bring it to a chop to fix it.But I know if I bring it to a
shop they will ask for an estimate for looking at it 50 dollar.then the
rest would cost for the pieces and the fixing.which could cost up to 200
L.G Sanders: Gil, i have a different problem with the same model tv.My problem is that
the right side of the television, i have this green vertical line on the
side and what look like ants crawling all over the images, or some side of
pixelized dots. could what you did solve this problem too?
hoopfan71: Yes, pitch-black screens are usually a sign that the inverter is either not
getting power (power supply issue) or the inverter(s) is bad. To remove the
various wiring harnesses, use your fingers to gently rock the harnesses
loose. I would advise against using screwdrivers or similar prying devices,
since you can easily break the plastic harnesses.
Mano Gil: I'm sorry to hear that.
Jason Gonzales: if anyone knows how to fix Westinghouse tv audio add me
nadershakir: This can be a number of a problems with the power board. Usually its caused
by bad capacitors (cylinder-shaped components), transistors (chips with 3
leads) or transformers (big blocks). What you call "transistors" are
actually just the cables for the CCFL backlight bulbs. They have 2 wires (+
color and - white). The power board was definitely the problem, but $110 is
a lot to spend on it. Try online sites like shopjimmy for a variety of
parts and decent prices.
ezman86: @battalionofone oh im having the same problem, the tv turns on for 1-5
seconds and then the picture goes dark, on the other hand, the audio is on.
so i was wondering if u know what to do
sd99944: Doesn't help for the 32" LD-3260. So pissed.
humby123: I thought I would save money by buying a westinghouse on black friday. 3
days after the 1 year warranty it decides to not turn on. Worthless piece
of trash. You get what you pay for.
blazekill13: whats the model number on your westinghouse tv? i have the same problem
Psx0005: Sadly, fixing the inverter board might be the only option left at this
point for anyone unlucky enough to encounter this issue with the POS
Westinghouse 32" TV. The folks at ReTech never seem to get the part in, and
a Google search ends up with all the competitors not having the board in
stock either. The wife's 32" TV decided to go kaput and I was gonna try
your fix myself, but with no board it'll all be for naught. Guess I may
have to look into more technical work or just saying F it. :-(
NICU2: Wow, mine lasted the longest RIP 32" westinghouse tv 2006 - 2012
willugoupordown: Hello, my parent's 32" Westinghouse just went black yesterday, and so I was
wondering how you knew which power supply board to buy off of that retech
website? Thanks for all your help!!
battalionofone: @battalionofone Totally forgot to follow up. But...for my 37in tv. The
replacement inverter I bought salvaged from a vizio set worked fine for my
tv. After I got my old inverter card out, upon "really close" inspection,
did revel that one of the capacitors had a some small burn marks.
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