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Monitor Won't Turn Off

Originally when I turned my computer off, the monitor went black and I could then turn it off. Now when I shut down my computer, the screen goes white and I can no longer turn it off. I have to actually pull the power plug to get it to turn off. What gives?

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  • findgaryh Feb 12, 2009

    Wow, the Westinghouse "white screen of death" is a pretty hot topic around here, you're the 6th I've found to post it. Pizz ya off, don't it? Mine was less than 2 years old too!!! Paid $360 for it.



    If I find the solution, I'll repost - GH

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I fixed it! The 'white screen of death' is fixable! It's the power supply board.

The Westinghouse LCM 22w2 has bad capacitors on the yellow power supplyboard. This is a common problem plaguing motherboards and LCDflatpanels that use capacitors from Taiwan. If you know how to solder,or know somebody that can, it's actually a pretty easy fix. Take outthe yellow circuit board on the inside, write down the specificationsfor each of the capacitors (the cylindrical things) go to theelectronics supply store and get the replacement capacitors. You can goover the voltage specification (not under), but keep the capacitancevalue matching. Replace one at a time. Go to www.badcaps.net foradvice, tutorials and training on doing this. *You really shouldreplace all the capacitors*, but the very large one next to the powerplug I did leave on the board because I couldn't find a match. To mydelight, the white screen of death went away and it was working as new!

I saved a ton of money fixing this, it's definitely worth learning how to solder to do this.

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