Top 20 ViewSonic N3250W Television Questions & Answers


Try a factory reset to this set. To do this, you have to enter its service mode option. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Viewing it in "Mosaic" or "Magazine" will make surf easy. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience. Do a search by type in the brand name of your device at its search box.
http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Service mode entry, adjust and exit procedure to many popular brand TVs are given. Never forget to exit the service mode, after all adjustments have been done.

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This sounds like a very common issue.

If set is hard to turn on (have to try several times) but will eventually turn on here is what my guess would be.

Every set has a standby power supply that is running 7/24 if the set is plugged and it supplies voltages to the remote circuit that turn the main power supply and the set hence ON.

This is an area where companies cut corners by using lower rated caps. By this I mean standby usually supplies under ten volts to to trigger the set on----what they do is use a filter capacitor/s rated at say ten volts max in a circuit with 9 volts----With the standby on all the time the filter caps (electrolytic caps) dry out inside and fail.

The problem usually begins where you have to turn set on one or two times and gradually gets worse---takes longer and more tries to get it to come up.

Once its on it will stay on until turned off for a period of time.

The caps will begin to work better (regain some of the capacitance) as they get hot===hence once on it will seem ok.

The beauty of this problem is most of them happen when the set is a year or two old and all you have to do is look at them.

They are generally black and round and vary in size---they have two connections on each: a plus and a minus---easy to replace.

The tops are silver and metal looking with creases in them and if bad in this way they will be puffed up on top----the tops must be flat and perfectly so.

If this is your problem once you id them by location(make a drawing of them) you will find the plus and minus marked on the board as well as a location number for each.

Here is the critical part--on side of each cap the value is also marked like 220 uf 10vdc= 220 microfarad at 10 volts DC (maximum working voltage) if you find for example 6 puffed up and all are 10 vdc replace with same value but go up to at least 16 volt or higher rated caps.

The only issue is when you go up in voltage rated value the cap is larger so sometimes a issue of space to fit them in the board.

The reason they cheapen these sets this way is if 10 caps and you make 25,000 sets the difference in part cost for those is enough to be important to the maker.

They do not care as long as it lasts the usual 1 year parts warranty.

I have taken the time to be long winded because this really sounds like what your problem may be.

see attached photo of typical cap and if you have questions or need advise let me know---I also have a blog just started for experts here and people with questions sd-tech.blogspot.com



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Remove the TV from the power for a few minutes, and then power on, then check the volume, effectively you have reset the set. If it still will not work, check the manual for any sleep settings etc, and work through the setup again for the channels. Now if none of that works, and it isn't a remote control issue? Then unfortunately you indeed have a problem with the set and it will need to be serviced. it will most likely be a microprocessor and ambient background noise sensor or the like, this will have to be replaced. To this end get a "Quote" from a certified repairer, and go from there?
User and service and repair manual at links below....should you wish to DIY?
http://www.retrevo.com/support/Viewsonic-N3250w-TVs-manual/id/276ag810/t/2/


http://michaeljaylissner.com/archive/viewsonic/n3250w-1_sm_1a.pdf

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This power supply board is also used in Viewsonic VX2835W. The main problem are 4 bad/defective capacitors and shorted legs due to bleeding of soldering lead (brownish color).

1. 22uf 400v
2. 47uf 50v
3. 1uf 100v
4. 22uf 35v

You can find them near the PWM IC controller (U601). Replaced all these capacitors regardless they look good. I pulled them out off the board and tested them with my Blue ESR and capacitor tester and found 3 were defective.

Next, you need at least 97% Isoprophyl alcohol and toothbrush to clean the soldering paste. Due to overheating on the primary section / HOT section the soldering leads tend to produce brownish paste which is causing the component parts to SHORT. Concentrate at the back of the board, especially at the U102 (16-pin IC) and Q202 by scrubbing these IC and transistor carefully. I used magnifier to make sure the legs are clean and shiny. Clean the rest of the back and some part on top of the board. Let it dry for 2 hours at least. I did 2 times this cleaning to make process.

On my VX2835W main board has 2 bad capacitors at C124 and C126. I replaced them and cleaned also the board with alcohol.

That's it. Good Luck.

Roan Mac
Computer Tech
Chapel Hill, NC

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Hello,

Problem is in either power supply or the Y-Sustain board.

The Y-Sustain is a relatively large board out of which go connections to the side of the display; it's therefore closer to either the left or the right side of the display, has at least one rather large heat sink on it and fat power cables connecting it to the main power supply.

Often there are fuses on that board - one or more. Check those.

if they are blown you can try to replace them, but expect them to blow again - usually the whole board needs to be replaced.

Hope this will help out in solving the problem......

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Sounds like either three things are happening - 1 check your buttons on the tv and remote to make sure the menu button isnt stuck or doesnt have pressure on it to cause this 2 - your av card is bad or 3 your tv is possessed. :-) I'd check 1 and 2 first.

thanks,
michael

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http://www.shopjimmy.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=viewsonic+n3250

Ip board? Do you mean the main board whcih has all the input connectors?
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Viewsonic%20N3250W/

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm
Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Parts: www.shopjimmy.com
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/Default.aspx he can make you a set of caps.
Or www.digikey.com, just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current and long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
Please post back what you find.
Please leave rating if it helps.

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Unplug the TV from the wall outlet. Press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds. Wait five minutes and then re-apply power.

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I had a ViewSonic TV and the problem is prbably the power supply it's there problem

Good luck!

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Check the power supply for bad caps, also lookto see if you have shorted circuits in the backlights inverter board also.
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Viewsonic%20N3250W/
Parts: www.shopjimmy.com or EBAY.

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/

Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
Please leave rating if it helps.

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It may have dying power supply due to bad caps (bulging top), cold solder joints.
You need to inspect them and take the voltage reading before and after the problem started.
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Viewsonic%20N3250W/

If you are going to DIY and have proper tools, electronics knowledge, and know safety precaution then please read on:

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm
Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
Parts: www.shopjimmy.com
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/Default.aspx he can make you a set of caps.
Or www.digikey.com, just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current and long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
Please post back what you find.

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Power supply module will be the first thing to check, look for bad caps, find out if it has standby 5vdc and other voltages.
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Viewsonic%20N3250W/
If you are going to DIY and have proper tools, electronics knowledge, and know safety precaution then please read on:

Please see my basic troubleshooting guide here:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide

Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Parts: www.shopjimmy.com
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/Default.aspx he can make you a set of caps.

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FAULTY POWER SUPPLY CAPACITORS

AVERAGE REPAIR COST £60 TO £100

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Replacing caps is not hard unless you don't know how to solder. Then it becomes rather easy to cook the new caps or the board.

First you need screwdrivers etc to get inside the case and get everything apart. Bad caps used in power sections will either bulge or leak. The top will budge out/up slightly. Normally they will be flat or slightly indented. They are cheap so the usual practice is to replace all of the power section caps in one go. If the power fluctuated enough it can have damaged the rest so if you just replace the bad caps you may get it all running and have one of the 'good' ones fail a little while down the road.

So the first thing you do is mark the cap out and make a shopping list of what you need. Caps are rated in farads and volts. You can;t change the farads or micofarads for these and you can only use the same or greater volt rating never down. So if they are the same physical size then the solder pads will line up and thats the last thing to match up.

To remove them you need a soldering iron and solder wick (aka solder braid) and sometimes solder. You place fresh solder wick on the solder pad of the part, place the hot iron on it and as it heats both wick and solder the solder moves into the braid.You move the the other side and repeat. At this point it should move or be loose. Sometimes when they are stubborn you have to apply solder then desolder. This helps flow the solder out. Eventually it will come off. And repeat as required for the rest of the caps. If you do a video search for desoldering (google, bing, youtube) you should find one that shows this technique in a bit of detail. Surface mount stuff is not hard just different to do.

To solder them is quite easy. Clean the pads free of solder using more braid. The solder one pad. Place the cap on top (making sure its polarity is the right way) heat the solder, make sure the cap is in the right spot so it touches both pads and remove the heat. When the solder cools you just apply solder the the other pad and that should be it.

The soldering iron should be no more than a 15w with a grounded tip. The tip shape can either be a fine/small chisel or a needle point. Solder has to be electronic solder and fairly fine.
A pair of tweezers or forceps is handy. And you want lots of light.

As far as a schematic I can't help you with that. Not sure one is even available for this unit. I won;t say that you shouldn;t attempt this as it is a fairly simple job but if you can get some piece of junk board and practice pulling the parts off and putting them on. Then you won;t be getting up to speed on the good stuff.

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Check to see if the 24vdc disappear when the screen black out, it is always there then you have problem in the backlight inverter board. Did you replace the caps in the 24vdc supply also? I replace the whole set.
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Viewsonic%20N3250W/

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for yo

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You may ahve either the main logic board problem or the power supply module problem, look at the power supply first since it is easy to do without much tools needed, look at the DC filter caps fopr leaking/bulging tops (notes: cap can look OK but may have high ESR whcih you will need caps meter taht can measure ESR).
http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/Viewsonic%20N3250W/

If you are going to DIY and have proper tools, electronics knowledge, and know safety precaution then please read on:

Please see my basic troubleshooting guide here:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide

http://s807.photobucket.com/home/budm/allalbums

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Parts: www.shopjimmy.com

Please post back what you find.

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I have the same thing can you turn it on using the remote.? Eventually it comes on but I have to keep pressing the power button or keep pressing power from the remote.

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This could be a problem with the tv's memory. Try resetting the TV. Unplug the unit for a few seconds (10-60). Then restore the TV to the factory default settings. Viewsonic has changed it's menus at intervals so you may have to check your manual. It may be Menu > Setup > Memory Recall or Menu > Options > Restore Default (or something slightly different). From there, click enter, use the right or left arrow to select YES, hit enter. Leave the menu system (Menu twice). Then hit Menu > Channels and rescan all channels.

An alternative cause of the problem may be a weak signal - check that your antenna is pointing right at the station and is the correct type to get the signal at the distance you are from the station. (Usually a weak signal would also have the audio breaking up but weird things can happen.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(who recently had a channel pair that started out with flickering signal issues and then had one channel lose video and the other audio. The memory reset and rescan resolved the problem.)

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