20 Most Recent Westinghouse LVM-37w1 37 in. HD-Ready LCD Television Questions & Answers

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Westinghouse... | Answered on Apr 07, 2019

If u have an orange light, try holding down the power button for 15 seconds to reset. Light should turn blue shortly after that.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Sep 30, 2013

a lot of the newer tv's will have a zoom button on the remote which will change the size of the picture to settings like normal, wide cinema...

Westinghouse... | Answered on Feb 20, 2013

Check the battery if its good.
First see your remote is sending an infra red out to TV.When you press the remote button look through a digital camera. If you see a light coming out of the LED it means remote is transmitting a signal.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Apr 02, 2012

I saw this fix posted on another blog by a fellow named Patrick. I tried it today and it it worked. It fixed my Westinghouse lvm-37w1. Basically disassemble the back of the TV (removing all the screws on the edges and middle). Remove screws holding bottom speaker and stand. There are 2 chrome rods extending down. There are small screws inside holding them on. You can turn the rods and unscrew the screws but need a small screw driver to put them back on. Remove the black cover on the back. remove the plates on the lower middle section. You will expose a printed circuit card. unplug wires and unscrew 4 screws holding it in. Remove it, turn it upside down and inspect the solder joints near the lower middle (especially under the gray relay on the other side). I found 4 solder joints that were cracked. Resolder the larger solder joints that are cracked or look bad (small solder joints are too delicate). Put it back to gether and it should work now. Mine works great. No more black screen with no sound.12_2_2011_5_11_21_am.jpg

Westinghouse... | Answered on Dec 02, 2011

You might want to check the sleep timer, it may be ON and set for 10 min. Go to the OnScreen Menu to get to this setting. Also, you could be nearing the end of your "relationship". There may be an internal board problem that may mean a trip to the TV doctor.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Oct 04, 2011

According to all the tech sheets I can see, this unit has no Tuner. If your using the cable box to change channels it probably doesn't support HDTV, except maybe for the individual channels. You might be able to access your TV's on-screen menu to change the way programs are displayed.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Oct 03, 2011

morrfl, All lcd tv's (plasma & fluorescent lamp backlighted) have "smart" power supplys (ac line to dc) that are called "switch-mode-power-supplys" that can detect FAULTS with other circuits or with themselves and will go into what is known as SHUTDOWN-MODE when a FAULT CONDITION is detected. The SMPS does this to protect against having a catastrophic nonrecoverable failure! e.g. sparks, smoke, fire. There are many reasons that LCD tv's go into shutdown! However, your set is a viable candidate for repair. When you stated "picture turns off after 1 second" means it still has the capability of displaying information on the LCD panel! But don't do anything just yet about fixing it. Check the availibility of a replacement SMPS number DPS-336AP. The drop-in SMPS could have same problem as the current one because nobody has made the determination of the ROOT CAUSE of failure for this SMPS. All they know is that they fail!! You will need to read all the posts here on fixya and elsewhere to maybe???? find out ROOT CAUSE and exactly what component(s) fail and more importantly WHY! It is now 2009 and these LVM-37W1 units have been failing by the hundreds because of SMPS failures since 2007 or 8 ! Yet nobody has investigated to COMPONENT LEVEL why the SMPS fails. Well, all I can say is good luck guy. If you do manage to get it up and running again I would certainly like to hear back from you. try me at [email protected] or here on fixya. I'm 12fixlouie. Hope this was of some use! If yes please rate on fixya.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Aug 31, 2011

Plasma and LCD TV sets are prone to having capacitors in the power supply section fail. This is the most likely cause for the probem you describe. When capacitors fail your will commonly see one or more of the following symptoms.
  • No video, Power light is on or blinking.
  • TV is making a clicking noise.
  • TV takes a while to come on
  • Screen is very dim or flickers.

Again, You can get a power supply repair kit with the parts, detailed instructions, and support from sites such as www.TvRepairKits.com . Or just click here to see more details on their kit.

Here are pictures of capacitors...Notice that the ones below look bloated. They have failed and will need to be repalced.

Capacitor being replaced! Fairly easy DIY fix.

Again, You can get a power supply repair kit with the parts, detailed instructions, and support from sites such as www.TvRepairKits.com . Or just click here to see more details on their kit.

Westinghouse... | Answered on May 18, 2011

please check wiring. might some interrupted wires or bad contacts cause no picture. check also brightnes and contrast settings. also problem could be inverter defect, or fault in power supply

Westinghouse... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011

Look for PIP (Picture-in-Picture) button on the remote to turn that off.

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
Failed TV and Monitors: http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy352/budm/

Learn about bad caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
Please leave rating if it helps.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Jan 25, 2011

Look on the power supply board for Bad Capacitors they will be Vented,swollen,or puffed up on TOP. 1000uf 16v 2200uf 10v 3300uf 10v.Shopjimmy has Power Supply board for 169.00
If no bad caps then replace the PSB.

Westinghouse... | Answered on Oct 30, 2010

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