Question about Westinghouse SK-32H540S 32 in. LCD TV

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Dead set, no power light, checked p/s volts, 12v=11.8,5v=4.8, ps on =2.8, ESR caps in p/s good, no puffed or swolen, anyone have any ideas?

Nothing changes when power button is pressed

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You might have to replace the mb on it

Posted on Nov 25, 2012

  • Charlie East Nov 27, 2012

    Thats what I thought, Havent ordered the board yet, Charlie

  • mdscntst Jun 30, 2014

    No, don\'t listen to BS. Westinghouse is notorious for a piece of garbage design. There are two ribbon cable that supply the LEDs on the bottom (right and left). The ribbon is so damn tight that it shorts the cable through time (heat due to current). In turn, once the ribbon shorts, it shorts the MOSFET on the board. You can replace the MOSFET and the ribbons. Ebay has both products and the IC is from overseas. Do not worry about the ribbon cable replacement being too long or short because you need to modify their F up. Should you decide to rerun the cable the way it was manufactured, you are looking at a good 2 hours (more because it will be your first time). Instead, take a metal cut-off wheel on a Dremel and below the tiny slots where the original cable was, make a much larger slot. Do not worry about the structure of the metal, it will be fine. Place electrical tape around the slot/cable and reassemble enough of the TV that you can check. The last TV I did died a month after its year warranty and the company gave me the run around. This whole, entire fix (if you have the tools and know how to solder will take approx. 1.25 hrs.

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4. Be safe and if you do not know what you are doing don't open the set.

Answers to issues:

1. RE:fuses---if a blown fuse is found get a good replacement(not the generic ones like Radio Shack). Many fuses are special even aside from amperage--Don't put a higher rated amperage fuse in the set for any reason.

2. RE: power supply in set: if total dead aside from main fuse the set uses a standby power supply that runs 7/24 and a main supply (some are combined and some not.

Here aside from checking fuses you want to examine all the filter caps on the power/standby to see if any are puffed up or buldged up in some fashion--I attach a photo of a good one---top should be silver metal and PERFECTLY flat and have no brown material coming out on top or bottom.

What happens in the standby area is they use caps with too low a voltage rating (saves money) which causes them to fail in a year or two---the standby runs 7/24 and the heat dries out the caps and they fail.

3. Trouble shooting consists of the above and then at some point you have to buy and try a board to see if it fixes it or not.

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I see so many here with no sound/no picture issues:

ISSUES:

1. IF sound main fuse/s are good.
2. If no power or standby check main fuse, standby power supply and any signs of damage you can see---burnt parts etc.
3. almost all these sets the troubleshooting involves checking voltages on the main power board to narrow down the problem.
4. Be safe and if you do not know what you are doing don't open the set.

Answers to issues:

1. RE:fuses---if a blown fuse is found get a good replacement(not the generic ones like Radio Shack). Many fuses are special even aside from amperage--Don't put a higher rated amperage fuse in the set for any reason.

2. RE: power supply in set: if total dead aside from main fuse the set uses a standby power supply that runs 7/24 and a main supply (some are combined and some not.

Here aside from checking fuses you want to examine all the filter caps on the power/standby to see if any are puffed up or buldged up in some fashion--I attach a photo of a good one---top should be silver metal and PERFECTLY flat and have no brown material coming out on top or bottom.

What happens in the standby area is they use caps with too low a voltage rating (saves money) which causes them to fail in a year or two---the standby runs 7/24 and the heat dries out the caps and they fail.

3. Trouble shooting consists of the above and then at some point you have to buy and try a board to see if it fixes it or not.

4. Safety first--no TV set is worth getting injured or even killed over. If set is opened at least look for puffed up and bad caps like in this photo. 11_1_2012_12_27_00_am.jpg If its a 12 volt set using its own power supply that may be bad but you should be able to try it either with a seperate supply or direct to 12 volts.

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