20 Most Recent Westinghouse SK-32H240S Television - Page 5 Questions & Answers


Hi - welcome to FixYa,

It's a little difficult to understand what you are trying to do as you haven't given much detail.

If you are trying to override the Parental Control password and you either don't know it or have forgotten it, you should be able to enter 0000 (four zeroes) to bypass it. This is the default code and remains useable even after setting your own PIN.

As far as I'm aware there is no other PIN number used on this TV. Please try the above code and you should be able to access the menu and set-up the TV.

If this doesn't solve your problem, please post back with more specific details of what it is you are trying to do and I should be able to give you a definitive solution.

Regards,
BElectric


Westinghouse... | Answered on Nov 22, 2010


Make sure you are in the right input, pc mode, so the VGA connector can pick up the signal.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Nov 11, 2010


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Westinghouse... | Answered on Nov 03, 2010


Hi,

The issue you describe is consistent with an inverter circuit not working.
This inverter circuit is responsible for providing the high voltage for the backlight lamps inside the LCD panel.

Now,there are at least two different version on this model,
on one ,the inverter circuit is part of the power supply board,and this is easier to replace.The part is available here:
http://www.shopjimmy.com/catalog/product/view/id/171523/s/westinghouse-56-04264-001-power-supply/
It costs about-$150.
On the other version ,the inverter board is a separate board,but this one is not available outside the LCD panel.To replace the LCD panel will be not economical,since the cost of the LCD panel exceeds value of a new TV set.
If this is the situation for your TV,it will be very hard to find an inverter board outside the LCD panel.
Please make sure,what ind of inverter board is used in your TV.
In case it is the one with the panel,if you provide the generic# from the panel,the panel type,I will gladly help you researching this inverter board.it should cost about the same,about-$120.
If you are not comfortable to perform this repair by yourself,please add another-$100-$120 as labor fee.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Westinghouse... | Answered on Oct 31, 2010


Look where the power cord plugs in to the back of the set. On a typical Westinghouse flat panel TV, it goes to a steel box with a line filter inside it. There will be a green wire from there to the frame of the TV and two more wires (on mine they are blue and brown) going to a connector on the power supply board. The fuse will be on the power supply board near that connector.

If this fuse is blown, simply replacing it will simply give you another blown fuse. You need to find and fix the problem that blew the fuse, usually a shorted diode, switching regulator chip or transistor on the power supply board. DON'T try to cheat with a bigger fuse (I'm sure you know better, but I've heard of a few guys who tried a screwdriver across the fuse contacts - a good way to cause a lot more damage). Leave the set unplugged, and use an ohmmeter to check for shorted semiconductor components.

More commonly the fuse is good, but a shorted diode or bad capacitor in the secondary side of the standby power circuit (on the power supply board) is keeping the set from working.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Oct 24, 2010


Yes, the problem can be caused by failed 24vdc power supply, backlight inverter boards, T-CON board, main board.
First, look at the screen in darkened room to see if you can see any slight glow from the screen, if it does, then the problem can be the T-CON (not getting the 12vdc) or the main logic board not feeding the signals to the T-CON board.
if not, next place to check will be the power supply module, make sure it has 24vdc which is required by the backlight inverter to work, the reason for not having 24vdc can be from bad DC filter caps (leaking/bulging top, high ESR) or short circuits in the inverter board which will cause the 24vdc supply to go into shutdown mode, so you may have to disconnect the power cable that feed the inverter board to see if the 24vdc will work without the inverter board hookup, you will need to apply about 3~4 amp of load to the 24vdc to make sure it can handle that. There are fuses on the backlight inverter boards also. So there is some troubleshooting you will have to do to find out the causes of the problem you are having.

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.

Please post back what you find.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Oct 21, 2010


Hello, this model has a LIPS board which is a power board and an inverter board made in to a single board. What tends to happen when you have these symptoms is that one of your transformers has blown out. There are two ways of fixing this problem, one is to replace the whole board which is very simple, (Open back cover, unplug connectors, take off screws, place new board, connect, place screws, and place the back cover back on) or you can replace the transformer but this will take a bit more technical skills since you will have to solder the new one. The board can be found online in multiple places like www.shopjimmy.com, or you can call Westinghouse parts department at 1800-701-0680 and selecting option 2. If you would like further information or have any questions or concerns you can send me a quick email to westytech@westinghousedigital.com

Westinghouse... | Answered on Oct 05, 2010


Ouch! Ok... don't turn it on!!! If it's plugged in, unplug it. Get papertowels and clean off as much of the outside spill as you can. I would recommend taking the TV into a pro and letting them clean it out completely. A good TV repair shop can clean it up properly by taking the components out and reassmbling the unit. If you are electronic saavy or have a friend who is, you could possibly handle the clean up job yourself, but if the TV is still under warranty, you will want to have it professionally cleaned.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Sep 28, 2010


This can be many things. Usually when the picture goes out, it's time to have the TV serviced. Try unplugging it leaving it unplugged for a bit... (5 minutes) then plug it back in and see if it comes back on. IF the TV is under warranty, get it in for repair! If not, you may have to get someone to look at it with experience. I've fixed a few and it can be as simple as a fuse or problems with the tv mfg. A local service pro can help you!

Westinghouse... | Answered on Sep 28, 2010


The LCD panel has physically broken and is impossible to repair. The only fix is to replace the complete panel, but it will cost more than buying a complete new tv, sorry.

When you buy a flat panel tv you are effectively buying the panel at a huge volume discount and all the other parts which turn the panel into a functional tv are effectively bundled for free. Buying the flat panel as a spare part does not benefit from the same economy of scale and so even without labour and shipping charges, they can actually cost more than a brand new tv and definitely cost more than a secondhand, used, tv.

Sorry it's not the answer you wanted, but please take a moment to rate my reply.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Sep 24, 2010


The tv has a faulty part in it. Since the tv starts ok that means that the power source is ok. Since the shut down occurs when the image should be launched it means that the fault is located in the signal processing area - either in the tuner or the image processor. Most likely you will need a new mainboard. To determine precisely the faulty part you must open the tv and test it.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Aug 30, 2010


I think you chose a Westinghouse Lemon, go this site and read all of the negative reviews of this model;

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/westinghouse-sk-32h240s/4852-6482_7-32429419-2.html?tag=userReviews;page

Here's just one of the reviews;"best chunk of aluminum i ever had the fortune to buy"by stevecox25 on June 11, 2009-->
"Horrible customer service on a worse television" by westinghousecrap on March 20, 2009 Pros: Good picture once it is properly adjusted.
Cons: Low quality audio, had the TV for 10.5 months and the picture went out, sent the TV at MY expense to TX, and I've been waiting for 2 months, and customer service can only say that there is a "delay". And they don't send a new TV, it's a rebuild.
Summary: Please don't waste your money on this TV, spend a little more on a different brand and save yourself the headaches I've had. I'll never purchase a Westinghouse product again. Customer service has been no help, and their answers are vague at best. Learn from my nightmare, NCAA march madness on a old 19" TV because my Westinghouse quit working 2 months ago and they still haven't replaced it.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010


Hi:
If lighting struck the television then there may be a problem with the power supply, first thing to check for is the line fuse, if no standby light is lit on the front when you plug the set into AC outlet then the line fuse is blown and needs replacing.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010


I t can be bad 24vdc power supply or the backlight inverter board. Look at the caps in the power supply first since that is the easiest thing to do. Post back what you find.
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
Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/Default.aspx he can make you a set of caps.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Aug 19, 2010


It is either the 24vdc power supply is not working or the backlight inverter may have shorted circuits, those are the two areas you need to check.
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.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Jul 20, 2010


Does it something as shown in my pictures? You may have 12vdc problem or bad T-CON board.
If you are going to DIY and have proper tools 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

Westinghouse... | Answered on Jul 09, 2010


It is either the backlight inverter board or the 24vdc power supply not working.
If you are going to DIY and have proper tools 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

Westinghouse... | Answered on Jul 05, 2010


Hello,
Power surges or nearby lightning strikes can destroy electronic equipment. However, most of the time, damage is minimal or at least easily repaired. With a direct hit, you may not recognize what is left of it!
Ideally, electronic equipment should be unplugged (both AC line and phone line!) during electrical storms if possible. Modern TVs, VCRs, microwave ovens, and even stereo equipment is particularly susceptible to lightning and surge damage because some parts of the circuitry are always alive and therefore have a connection to the AC line. Telephones, modems, and faxes are directly connected to the phone lines. Better designs include filtering and surge suppression components built in. With a near-miss, the only thing that may happen is for the internal fuse to blow or for the microcontroller to go bonkers and just require power cycling. There is no possible protection against a direct strike. However, devices with power switches that totally break the line connection are more robust since it takes much more voltage to jump the gap in the switch than to fry electronic parts. Monitors and TVs may also have their CRTs magnetized due to the electromagnetic fields associated with a lightning strike - similar but on a smaller scale to the EMP of a nuclear detonation.
Was the TV operating or on standby at the time? If it was switched off using an actual power switch (not a logic pushbutton or the remote control), then either a component in front of the switch has blown, the surge was enough to jump the gap between the switch contacts, or it was just a coincidence (yeh, right).
If the TV was operating or on standby or has no actual power switch, then a number of parts could be fried.
TVs usually have their own internal surge protection devices like MOVs (Metal Oxide Varistors) after the fuse. So it is possible that all that is wrong is that the line fuse has blown. Remove the cover (unplug it first!) and start at the line cord. If you find a blown fuse, remove it and measure across the in-board side of fuse holder and the other (should be the neutral) side of the line. The ohmmeter reading should be fairly high - well certainly not less than 100 ohms - in at least one direction. You may need to unplug the degaussing coil to get a reasonable reading as its resistance may be 25 or 30 ohms. If the reading is really low, there are other problems. If the resistance checks out, replace the fuse and try powering the TV. There will be 3 possibilities:
It will work fine, problem solved.
It will immediately blow the fuse. This means there is at least one component shorted - possibilities include an MOV, line rectifiers, main filter cap, regulator transistor, horizontal output transistor, etc. You will need to check with your ohmmeter for shorted semiconductors. Remove any that are suspect and see of the fuse now survives (use the series light bulb to cut your losses -
It will not work properly or appear dead. This could mean there are open fusable resistors other defective parts in the power supply or elsewhere. In this case further testing will be required and at some point you may need the schematic. Hope this helps...

Westinghouse... | Answered on Jun 02, 2010

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