20 Most Recent Westinghouse SK-32H240S Television - Page 4 Questions & Answers


Hi, and no there is no recourse for us consumers really-i actually have an issue with a television that was new christmas of ' 09-already the company once located in california appears to be out of business. So many sets are " out sourced " from somewhere in asia and made by the millions-quality is apparently of little concern-you can try e-mailing whatever westinghouse contacts you have or phoning-my guess is not to optimistic. sorry i couldn't be of more help and good luck, Prodzilla.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Mar 31, 2011


Write Westinghouse because too many people have this problem with their Television and they should do a recall or help fix it. After a year and a half of use this is what happens after my warranty. If we all contact them we could get help. make sure they understand we will no longer purchase their product so you will lose stock and go out of business. yes I am pissed. I will tell them I will post this on facebook so the world can see!

Westinghouse... | Answered on Mar 31, 2011


If you did a channel scan to build the channel list, the up/down channel will never bring you to 03, but you should be able to manually add the channel through the on screen menu system.
Alternately, simply punching in 03 (or 003) on the remote should force the TV to tune in channel 3.
Be sure the vcr is tuned to channel 3 as well, some are 3/4 switchable and default to channel 4 not 3.
A last resort if you can't get any of those to work is to get a cable splitter and run it in reverse with the 2 ended side going to the antenna and vcr and the single side going to the TV and doing another channel scan while the vcr is playing.

If none of these work, I'd need to know more about exactly how everything is hooked up.
ie - if the VCR is hooked into the component input on the TV, you need to switch the TV to A/V or composite or component rather than channel 3 etc. etc.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Mar 18, 2011


the high pitched noise is probably coming from a transformer in the unit, which leads me to believe that there's a good chance you have failing electrolytic capacitors either in the power section or the inverter section or both.
Any caps in these sections that look bulged at the top, or bulged/leaking at the bottom need to be replaced.
If you repeatedly turn it on, eventually it'll probably stay on, but every time you turn it off, the TV will get harder and harder to start up until one day it just won't.
Sometimes you have to do the opposite to start it up and unplug it for 5 mins, then try.

If you aren't tech savvy, this unit needs to go in for repair.

If you are handy with a soldering iron and can identify the power supply and inverter / FM section for the backlights, an inexpensive handful of capacitors will likely fix you right up.
Match the capacitance on the capacitors. Go over voltage if you can, and still have them fit.
IE - it's not a bad idea to replace a 10V cap with a 16V or 25V or even a 50V, but don't replace a 680uF cap with a 500uF or a 1000uF (unless you are positive it's only doing ripple filtering).

Most of the caps that go are 10V 1000uF or 3300uF.

I found some great videos of the procedure (for different brand, but same issue) on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm51C_RDIZE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNHHrgX_6cs&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l0AUj8QUkg&NR=1&feature=fvwp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7b_nTaZYcU&feature=related

As you can see, this issue spans plasma TVs, as well as large and small LCD TVs and monitors.
The parts are cheap, and skill required is minimal.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Mar 15, 2011


It sound like it's in the Main video logic board. this will be the board that has the inputs coming out of it. If you can tap and change, I would look for bad capacitors first then also ic or transistors shorts. Try all inputs to see if picture is the same, if not then only from tuner(RF) then problem may be in it.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Mar 13, 2011


First when tapping changes the picture you have somewhere a bad connection; in electrical board or wiring.
When the screen goes blank after a while means some capacitor is bad/old.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Mar 13, 2011


There's a good chance you have failing electrolytic capacitors either in the power section or the inverter section or both.
Any caps in these sections that look bulged at the top, or bulged/leaking at the bottom need to be replaced.
If you repeatedly turn it on, eventually it'll probably stay on, but every time you turn it off, the TV will get harder and harder to start up until one day it just won't.
Sometimes you have to do the opposite to start it up and unplug it for 5 mins, then try.

If you aren't tech savvy, this unit needs to go in for repair.

If you are handy with a soldering iron and can identify the power supply and inverter / FM section for the backlights, an inexpensive handful of capacitors will likely fix you right up.
Match the capacitance on the capacitors. Go over voltage if you can, and still have them fit.
IE - it's not a bad idea to replace a 10V cap with a 16V or 25V or even a 50V, but don't replace a 680uF cap with a 500uF or a 1000uF (unless you are positive it's only doing ripple filtering).

Most of the caps that go are 10V 1000uF or 3300uF.

I found some great videos of the procedure (for different brand, but same issue) on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm51C_RDIZE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNHHrgX_6cs&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l0AUj8QUkg&NR=1&feature=fvwp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7b_nTaZYcU&feature=related

As you can see, this issue spans plasma TVs, as well as large and small LCD TVs and monitors.
The parts are cheap, and skill required is minimal.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Mar 08, 2011


We would be happy to help get that fixed right away. Thefirst thing we want to ensure is that all connected equipment is on. Check whattype of cable is used to connect the TV to the receiver. If you are using a CoaxCable to connect the receiver to TV1, check the receiver's back panel forthe output name. If your receiver has a "TV CH 3/4 Out" (non-ViPReceiver): Tune TV to channel 3 or channel 4, back if it islabeled "Home Distribution" (ViP Receiver): Tune TV to channel62 or 75. If using non-Coax (RCA, Component, or HDMI) toconnect receiver to TV1, cycle through the inputs until picture appears; MostTVs have a "TV/Video", "Input", or "Source" button.We want to ensure that the TV and the receiver are connected properly, pleasevisit this link to for more information:http://www.dishnetwork.com/SupportSection/setup-receiver-totv. Once we havemade sure everything is connected properly, unplug receiver for 10 seconds thenplug it back in, this will reset the receiver. If we are still not getting apicture connect another component (VCR, DVD Player, etc.) to the same TV, usingsame cable, same input, and same channel to see if it works. If you get apicture with the other component give us a call at 1-800-333-DISH (3474) forsome additional troubleshooting. If it doesn't work with the other componentthen replace the cable that was used.

We hope these steps resolve the issue. We want to thank you for being a valuedDISH Network customer!


Phillip Chang
DISH Network Customer Service Representative

Westinghouse... | Answered on Feb 22, 2011


Here is a direct link to your Online User Manual in case you don't have one:
http://www.fixya.com/support/p509119-westinghouse_sk_32h240s_television/manual-34756
To view the Owner's Manual / Operating Instructions just use your mouse to click on the link which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the contents of the operating manual.

You can download ADOBE READER free from WWW.ADOBE.COM to view it if necessary.

Often a dark screen is an indication of a problem with the BACKLIGHT or the INVERTER CIRCUIT.

After it flickers briefly at the start, is the screen still illuminated but without a video signal or is the screen completely dark?

Does the TV screen glow at all when it is on, or is it completely black even when viewed in a darkened room?
LCD TV's especially this model are succeptible to premature failure of the power supply and inverter circuit boards which power the backlights.
If the problem is just the power supply or inverter circuit, there is a chance that it is a relatively easy fix for someone who is handy with a screwdriverr and a soldering iron.
However If you are not a fix it yourself kind of person for this type of product then you might be looking at an fairly expensive repair bill for parts and labour (at least $100). Outright replacement with a brand new set that comes with a warranty may be a more economically sensible alternative.

Here is a link to another expert's excellent LCD TV Troubleshooting Guide which gives you an idea of the kind of work necessary to diagnose and repair these tvs: http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide

Please comment back on this page with the above information and I will be able to assist you further, and don't forget to also click on the 4 Thumbs Up rating icon for anyone else's advice you find at all helpful.

Thank you.

Joe.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Feb 18, 2011


This is most likely a problem with your LCD Controller Circuit Board (or TCon Board for short).

It is a common failure point with LCD TV's. You can often get a second hand replacement part on ebay for less than $100 if you are handy with a screwdriver and want to replace it yourself. However those ebay parts don't come with much of a guarantee and you probably won't get much more life out it than you did the first one.

Good luck.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Feb 08, 2011


Ok i have the same set here is what i did. I removed the rear panel,
Removed any wired connections from the power supply all of them,
On the solder side of the board look for a tiny fuse is should be white in color reads (F2) tested with a digital meter is a must check for continuity if you here your meter beep contantly it is good.
Next check all of the capacitors top part for any bubbled capacitors.
Once all has been checked donnot connected wait awhile.
Now remove the main board that's under the metal casing you,ll see (Carefully)
Now on the Main Board disconnect all wired harness On that main board solder side use a magnifying glass and look for broken solder connections if you know what to look for you will find them resolder the points if found if some are questionable solder them too (DONE)
Next you notice the back plastic panel has no vent holes by the power supply that is one of the worst designs i,ve seen getting back to the rear plastic panel you need to create a grid with a pencil and a ruler and mesure 1/2" apart mark your lines and use a 1/4" on the side where the power supply is drill bit and drill away on the panel from outside in. be precise on drilling so it looks professional must have atleast 250 holes once done. Now you have created a nice Vent for your power supply to release heat. Mount everything back make sure all of your connection are connected correctly You are DONE I did it to mine and never had a problem

Westinghouse... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011


Check page 38 of the manual at the following link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/p509119-westinghouse_sk_32h240s_television/manual-34756

Please post back if this was helpful.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011


Ok i know these LCD tv's are really poorly made. The manufacture knows this but unlike automobile manufactures there in no law for recalling these products and there should be having said that. I had the same problem what i did was go on ebay and purchased the main motherboard for 50+ dollars and replace the bad board and now my westinghouse crappy lcd is working again until when? i dont know but if it goes out again im going to shred it and mail it back to the manufacturer in pieces and let them know how they are ripping people off their hard earned money. Finally just go to ebay and type in the model number + the part in question.
Goodluck!

Westinghouse... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011


WHen the picture appears fuzzy, see if the problem persists on the no signal screen. It sounds like a tuner issue or LCD controller problem, and we have to find out which one of them it is.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011


That normally indicates that it has lost the signal from the tuner/cable box if you lose the audio as well. I'd try different inputs such as a Dvd player and see if the same thing happens. If it doesn't, then the problem could be a bad solder connection near or in the tuner or cable leading to the tuner.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Jan 29, 2011


If you remove the back of the set you probably will find a couple of electrolytic caps that need change out on the power supply board. You can also get a new power supply and change it out.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011


10 Steps to Program Your Directv Remote

1. Turn on television.

2. Locate the switch at the top of your remote that allows you to toggle between receiver, auxilary, and TV modes. Slide switch over to"TV".

3. Hold down MUTE and SELECT until a small green light at the top of the switch blinks twice.

4. Enter code 9911.

5. Press and release the CHANNEL UP button repeatedly until television turns off.

6. When TV turns off, press SELECT.

7. Next, press the power button. This should turn the TV back on.

8. With television on, press and hold down MUTE and SELECT again until the small light blinks twice (same as in step 3).

9. Entercode 960.

10. Slide switch back over to "DTV". Your remote is now ready to use!

Westinghouse... | Answered on Dec 18, 2010


I had a similar problem with my 42 in Philips LCD HDTV.



Here was the problem. My Power Supply Board had several bad capacitors. I opened my TV (warranty was expired of course) and found four bulged capacitors. Many electronics companies were sold capacitors that failed in 2-5 years instead of 10-20. The capacitors fail prematurely due to a lack of preservatives. Unfortunately, they were installed in all sorts of devices and cause a wide range of failure problems.


Here are some options for you.

1. Have it fixed by a professional

2. Open your TV and find PSB. Check for faulty caps. If you find some (bulged or leaking) bad caps replace the entire board.

3. Remove and then replace individual faulty caps. This takes some soldering skill.

Caps are inexpensive and if you can take care of it yourself it will save you hundreds.


I have a tip/tutorial on this site that may also help. It gives step by step instructions for replacing caps on PSB #715t2432-2. If this is your board you are in luck. It's called: Fixing the Philips Turns/shuts off on its own problem.


Hope this helps and Good luck.


Kaufman605

Westinghouse... | Answered on Dec 12, 2010


This will not be easy to solve since it can be caused by either one of the two board, the T-CON board which receives the signals from the main board and process it to the drive the LCD panel, the main board which sends the signal to the T-CON board.
Most tech will do board swapping to find the bad board.
Here are the boards:
http://www.shopjimmy.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Westinghouse+SK-32H240S

So you can try spending $50 on the T-CON first to see if it will fix the problem.
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://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 rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
Please post back what you find.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Dec 04, 2010


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Verifique os cabos ea fonte de alimenta??o

Westinghouse... | Answered on Nov 25, 2010

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