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Black screen a friend gave me this monitor. it will display narrow vertical color stripes and then go black. i tried all the inputs and get no picture. a man i talked to said the inside pcb was overrun(?) with high voltage and needed replacing.

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  • bojooo Jun 16, 2008

    I have the same problem, in addition if I shut down monitor and/or computer it's 50/50 whether or not i'll be able to get the monitor to show anything besides black screen,or the lines..have had to cross fingers and keep trying to turn it back on, then leave it on indefinitely. Tried this monitor on three different pc's with same problem:-(


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I fixed it! It's the power supply board.

The Westinghouse LCM 22w2 has bad capacitors on the yellow power supply board. This is a common problem plaguing motherboards and LCD flatpanels that use capacitors from Taiwan. If you know how to solder, or know somebody that can, it's actually a pretty easy fix. Take out the yellow circuit board on the inside, write down the specifications for each of the capacitors (the cylindrical things) go to the electronics supply store and get the replacement capacitors. You can go over the voltage specification (not under), but keep the capacitance value matching. Replace one at a time. Go to www.badcaps.net for advice, tutorials and training on doing this. *You really should replace all the capacitors*, but the very large one next to the power plug I did leave on the board because I couldn't find a match. To my delight, the problem 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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