Question about Westinghouse LCM-22w2 Television

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White Screen I had it hooked up to my pc and the monitor flickered and went blank. Now when I turn it on it has a blank white screen. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2007

    My monitor did the same thing it was over heating also. When you opened I found that it had a processor chip does it mean that the monitor has been hacked or is there any fix for the problem?

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    I am also having this problem. The monitor was working when i first hooked it up to my laptop, but within 5-10 minutes, the screen went white. It remains white even if it is not hooked up to anything (except power outlet.)

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    Have model LCM 22w2. Now I have only a white screen. Nothing seems to help. Have done reboot, unplug, etc. Is there a solution?

  • KennyFace Feb 10, 2009

    First is the Westinghouse LCM -22-w2 a television (with turner?) Or is a 22" flat screen monitor? (I bought mine from a friend going through tuff times, he said he only had it for less than one year) It worked fine for about 5-6 mths. Then it started, whenever I would turn it on (sometimes) it would turn all white and stay that way. I'm not the kind of guy who starts messing with the buttons. (and still haven't... because I don't have manual or install disk. Friend kept saying he would (he had to move and wasn't sure where they were) And I'm a trusting soul, and he was a upfront friend.Who now has moved out of state and hasn't called me in months! (things went from bad to worst for him, his other half died, lost his job, lost his house, last I heard they were looking for his truck, where he was living) Anyway! Has anyone got the drivers and or manual for this? When I hooked it up "vista" had no trouble with it and it works fine. Then slowly as time went on it quit booting up (with picture just went white) so I would shut down computer and retry it again a few seconds later and after 3 - 4 times it would work fine again? btw When I would shut it down I could tell when it was going to start working because it would sometimes show shut down screen for a moment and then shut down, when it didn't show it most times it starts booting and quickly gos to white screen???? This got to be such a pain so I hooked up my old 17" up and just let it sit for a month or two!
    Does anyone have any suggestions? (do you think if I install the drivers it might fix this?) Or any ideas how much it might cost to have it repaired? Or put it the dumpster?

  • findgaryh Feb 12, 2009

    Yup, pretty much the same thing, first mine wouldn't turn off - instead it would go to that white w/ light grey smear display, then one day total death, and as mentioned garbled text display of the on-screen menu.

    I'm still negotiating with Westinghouse Digital over a service manual, but so far they're pretty adamant about that "only to authorized service center" ****. If I do manage to fix it, I'll re-post. I'm hoping it's power supply related, as that's easiest to fix w/o schematics, but based on experience, only figure that as about 30-40% likely.



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I fixed it!

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 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 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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This is not a solution but I've had the Westinghouse LCM-22w2 for probably a little over a year. A few months ago it display all white when I turned it on. Along with this problem the on screen display of the channel select and the UI config menus were corrupted. (although you can still change channels and use the menu functions)

The white out problem was a nuisance for a couple months and I learned a few things about it. First of all, it seemed to only happen if I turned the monitor off and let it cool down. Changing the channel modes doesn't help as much as just turning it off and on until you get the picture back but it felt like maybe it was trying to warm up or something

a couple weeks ago, the white screen problem turned into: everytime a resolution change happened, the screen would flicker and blink corrupt pixels. The only way to get it to cooperate was to turn it off and back on again. It's not really such a pain, when windows boot it changes resolutions like 3 or 4 times but in the end, I'm thinking 'ok, not a show stopper'

Today my Westinghouse was in the stages of restarting windows when it went first I thought it was just a resolution recycle like I was mentioning above. But no, now it has no picture...on any the little orange LED on the front to indicate power does not light up.....there's no high frequency noise to indicate it has the will to live....I can unplug it and plug it in and it squeals for about 3 seconds and then nothing....a couple of times the squeal has remained on (still no LED indicator on the front) but nothing happened just seems like it might for a second but no.....

So I guess my point is....if you see the white screen treat it like a strange and unsettling death omen.....the resolution handicap was next, and then was just it had never had a soul in the first place....Goodbye my friend....goodbye 22w2....we barely even had time to know you...but I guess one gets what one pays for and westinghouse's purpose in life is to serve as a warning of that lesson :)

Posted on Jul 30, 2008


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