Question about Westinghouse LTV-32w4 32.02 in. LCD HDTV
Dark vertical line appeared on my screen after 4 months. its mostly on the left, but faint on the right too...its just where the edge of "normal" 4x3 area ends when watching normal channels....also where my cable companies program guide pops on...a very hard edge to that graphic as well. could it be "burn"? can it be fixed or degaussed?
Most likely it's the LCD panel failure. You can replace the panel if you can find a spare part. But the new panel may cost you as much as to buy a new tv. Hope that will help you.
Posted on Jan 27, 2008
It's likely you have bad connections on the ribbon cables from the T-Con board to the small control board that connect to the screen. The left side of the screen at the top as viewed from the front of the set is usually where the ribbon connectors with the poor connections are located. This is a manufacturers defect. Other areas of the screen may require small foam wedges under the frame so that they lie between the metal frame and the top of the ribbon cable. Many Youtube videos posted that show you how to correct this problem. See this one link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P_i-JIsrYA
This problem doesn't necessarily require replacement of the screen. There is, however, no guarantee that this will completely correct the problem. It did with my set, but only if the set remained in a warm room above 75? degrees. Strangely, my problem after running for some months would no longer display a normal picture with the cooler fall temps. Screen replacement may ultimately be your only solution. There are shops that have the equipment to replace these ribbon cables but at a cost exceeding the price of a newer replacement TV.
Posted on Aug 11, 2016
Dark vertical lines about an inch wide developed on both sides of my TV screen. Picture is great . . . clear, sharp, etc. what could be problem??
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
I just bought a Sony 46V4100 LCD July 08 and I just noticed "DARK VERTICAL" lines across the complete screen. Some darker than others. I called Sony and they acted like I was the first person to even make this complaint. I hoping LCD wasn't the wrong choice. (?)
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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