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I have a Westinghouse LCM-22W2 LCD monitor. I believe my power board is bad. I want to either replace the power board or bad capcitors, if I can find them. I do not know how to take off the back cover, however. It almost looks as if a special key is needed in the lower left corner of the back cover. Does anyone know how to remove the back cover? Ed

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  • eddotterer Mar 29, 2009

    The problem I have determined was the board. I did finally figure out how to take the cover off. I took a very small flat head screwdriver and wedged it between the seem of the from part and the back part. This is always dangerous, but I tried anyways. I then turned the screwdrive 90 degress to separate the fron fronm the back. I did this in four areas. This worked fine and did not damage the cover.

  • blueblizzard May 11, 2009

    I have the same problem with the same monitor.

    Where did you purchase a replacement power board?

  • eddotterer Jun 04, 2009

    I ordered my part through partsotre.com. I ordered it in December and have not recevied it. They say it's on national backorder. I have to find another distributer and see if they say the same thing.

    Ed

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Have you gone through the user's guide? There are some sleep settings and automatic adjustments that this monitor makes, and other changes that users have inadvertently triggered that seem to be causing quite a bit of confusion these days. Make sure you haven't overlooked the Troubleshooting steps outlined there:
Troubleshooting
No Power
• Make sure the AC cord is plugged into the back of the LCD monitor.
• Make sure the AC power cord is securely connected to an AC outlet.
• Plug another electrical device (like a radio) to the power outlet to verify that the
outlet is supplying the proper voltage.
No Screen Image
• Make sure monitor is turned on.
• Make sure the video cable is securely connected to both the monitor and PC or
Audio/Video apparatus.
• Make sure you have selected the correct video input source
• Adjust the brightness and contrast levels.
“Out Of Range”
• Restart your computer and adjust your desktop resolution and refresh rate to 1680 x
1050 at 60 Hz.
Fuzzy Image
• Set desktop resolution on your PC to 1680 x 1050 at 60 Hz.
• Adjust Phase/Sharpness setting on the monitor
Cannot find 1680 x 1050 under screen resolution on my Display Properties
• You may need to download and install the latest video card driver for your PC.
Listed below are websites for major video card manufacturers:
Nvidia: http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
Intel: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df/support_intel.asp
ATI: https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894
Image Too Bright or Too Dark
• Adjust the brightness and contrast levels under the OSD menu.
• Make sure the video cable is securely connected to both the monitor and PC or
Audio/Video apparatus.
• Perform Auto Adjust.
Distorted Image
• Reset the LCD monitor by performing the “Reset” function using the OSD.
• Remove extra accessories (such as a VGA extension cord).
Image is Not Centered (size is not scaled correctly)
• Perform Auto Adjust
• Adjust the horizontal and/or vertical position using the OSD.
• Check image size setting.
You can see an online version here: http://www.westinghousedigital.com./pdf/60_User_Manual.pdf

I do not know how to remove the cover from that monitor. Here is a link to Westinghouse customer service technical support: http://www.westinghousedigital.com./contactus.aspx or
Our service and support team is available:
Monday through Saturday
9 AM - 9 PM Eastern Time
1 (866) 287-5555

I hope this helps to resolve your issue.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

  • efs_perpends
    efs_perpends Mar 29, 2009

    Glad to hear it! A lot of folks have been having problems with these units, it seems..

    I'm glad yours is up and running again.

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Hey Ed,

I hope I can help, It doesn't open from the back, it opens from the front.... carefully! There are four support screws, which hold the LCD screen to the desk stand,after removing all the support screws (4) on the back under the support stand cover.(which pull up to remove) (Remember! the whole case and face frame is plastic, so take your time). Work to separate the black face frame around the LCD from the silver case. Its held together by small plastic clips on the face frame to the wall on the LCD case. Start at one of the corners and slowly pry the face frame and silver case apart. (separate it inch by inch, work your way around the case carefully. If one corner doesn't give, go to another side.
Putting back together works reverse, the face frame and the case snap back together, Carefully! And replace screws (4).

Russell

P.S. I have three LCD models from Westinghouse, LCM-22w2, L2210NW and the L1916HW. They all open the same way.

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