Question about Dell W3000 30 in. HD-Ready LCD Television
I have two Dell W3000 LCD TVs. Both more often than not upon start up have audio only, no video. Sometimes the units have to be turned off and on many times before the video is finally displayed. Any suggestions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Had same problem as described by others, green light, audio, but no picture. Decided to look inside. Layed the TV face down on three textbooks (1 at top & 1 at left & Right) so that back (9 large screws & 2 small screws) could be removed along with stand. From the power supply (board that 110v AC plugs into) there is a cable connected to a circuit board on the left (again looking from the back of the TV) covered by metal shielding. Unplug this cable clean the male contacts with a miniture wire brush (bought mine at Home Depot) & plug the cable back into the socket. With rubber gloves (just to be safe) plug the AC cord into the back of the TV & wall and turn on your TV. The bulbs should activate in 7 - 8 seconds. Reassemble the back of the TV & install the stand. Enjoy your TV Doug
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
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Just fixed the second one of these for someone--was sound and at first loss of picture--then sound only---remove cover, remove metal shield over power and digital/signal board====take close look at both plugs from panel to digital board(top towards left) both units I have fixed the left plug and SOCKET were out of the board---detached---other plug looks ok---resolder left plug with very fine solder tip-----both sets had same trouble! good lead free solder?
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
SOURCE: Dell W3000lcd tv
Ready does not mean that it is HD compatible without the addition
of an optional part.
The title only implies that it can be adapted to HD reception.
If you did not purchase it with the set, check your user guide to see what you need to make it whole.
You may have to seek this add-on on eBay since it is not guaranteed that Dell will still offer it, or you can buy the convertor (with a $40 coupon) that many sets need.
You can order (backorder from what I read) the coupons here:
After surveying many of the set-top convertors, I bought Zinwell ZAT-970 units for two older sets not currently in use but will now serve as backups when our sexy flat panels die like so many.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
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