20 Most Recent Dell W2306C 23 in. HD-Ready LCD Television Questions & Answers

This isn't an answer to your problem, but I just wanted to point out that your continuity tester may be misleading you. Cable inputs often have transformers on their contacts, both for impedance matching and to help isolate sensitive electronics. Those transformers are usually just a couple of turns around a very small iron core, and while they may look like a standard 75 ohms at VHF and UHF frequencies, they will look like dead shorts to a DVM or continuity tester. Regarding your digital channels, I was somewhat surprised to discover that modern digital TV transmissions use the same VHF and UHF bands older analog TV did. And if the cable signal is poor for any number of reasons, it will still mess up the picture. Only now, instead of snow in the picture, you get weird pixelation that can resemble some kind of acid trip. If you're using an antenna, you may have to check it, its cable, and any new structures or structure changes in the area. If the signal comes in from a cable provider, you might have to get them to come and test your levels.

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Dec 14, 2017

Win Tyler, Information on resolving your locked screen on your LCD is listed below. In the TV Menu Settings menu you can select TV Button lock to lock the TV Menu and the side panel buttons. When this option is enabled, only the power button functions. To unlock the TV Menu and side panel buttons: 1. Press the Menu button on the TV. A message appears stating that the TV is locked 2. While the message is on the TV, press the channel up and volume increase button simultaneously. If you are using the DVI connector, you may need to verify the following settings: Source - The default setting is Auto. The T V automatically detects if a computer (PC) or video device is being used. If the image does not display correctly, you can select the source, PC or Video, depending on the device you are using. Color - The default color space is RGB. If the colors are not displaying correctly, you can change the setting to YUV. You can download and view the online users manual from the link below. Manuals & documentation for your LCD TV W2306C Product Support Thank You, Dell-Jesse L Dell Social Media and Communities

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Nov 18, 2015

@ kennethrcalh you are awesome thanks for your help

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Nov 28, 2014

Depending on where the set was purchased (USA) it may be NTSC format and Brazil is likely to be different format like PAL or even Seacam---they do make converter boxes that will convert signal from one format to another.

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on May 01, 2012

when i turn the power on it reads that the main menu is locked

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Mar 23, 2011

When you still need a screen Let me know.

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Dec 19, 2010

Is your television turning on? If not, try to plug it into another outlet to see if it does. If not, thats the power supply (unless you tripped a breaker of course). If there is neither sound nor a picture (try to see if you can see the channel change) even after trying another outlet. This is a power issue with the television itself.

If you can hear sound but still no picture, take out the video card and unplug the tv. Wait about 2 minutes then plug in the tv and put the card back in.

If it is turning on. Try to connect another device such as a dvd, vcr, speakers, etc. (make sure your on the proper input). You can locate the input by where you plug it in on the tv as it is labeled. If this does work, you will need to replace your video card.

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Nov 20, 2010

What are you connecting to it.... common problem is connecting av audio jacks and HDMI cables at the same time.

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Nov 09, 2010

yes.the signal of picture and sound come from the tuner section.

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Nov 08, 2010


Lines on the panel are a problem with the display panel and the small circuit boards that connect to the panel. There is most likely a poor connection around that area of lcd display, the circuit boards or panels are on the side (either side or possibly both sides) and on the top or bottom.

Try pressing on the edge of the screen, on the plastic around the area of the line and see if it changes. There is probably a poor connection there.

if that is the case to properly fix the problem you would have to take the whole tv apart - inspect that connection area, resolder very small connection cable, theres a very high chance of making the problem worse or losing picture completely in that area of display..

Some people fix these problems by pressing or hitting the tv on that area. I DO NOT RECOMMEND hitting your tv, but as it is a connection problem that might help.

If problem doesn't get better by resoldering connections then most likely the whole display panel needs to be replaced and this will cost more than a new tv.

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Oct 06, 2010

Replaced the power supply board.Well solved the power problem.Tries Shopjimmy.com,Ebay.com to buy a refurbish power supply board.

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Feb 16, 2010

I hate to "Rain on your parade" as it were, but at 5 years old, and the fact you have had a "Catastrophic Failure" really puts this monitor into the "Should-we-spend-good-money-after-bad" Really once a failure such as this occurs, it often places so much stress on the "Other" components, through the massive current draw, thats caused the initial failure. That it will just "Chain Fault" once repaired. This is in my experience anyway.

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Feb 12, 2010

what using dvd player ? set dvd to progresive scan output use red green blue outs select right input on the tv ok

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Dec 06, 2009

look around on ebay or go to dell site and look under accessories.

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Oct 27, 2009

Dell does not make TV's anymore but you can check www.partstore.com for a aftermarket part or www.ebay.com for TV with broken screens for parts ehter way here there is a resolve but you need to hunt.

Thanks please do leave positive feedback and ratings to your totally free answer today. Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at https://www.6ya.com/expert/edwy_1a56970cf1ea4620

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Oct 17, 2009

Try swapping some cables around, like the skart lead from the dvd(if scart) for the cable one, if the picture problem swaps with the lead then thats the problem. If it doesn't try settings on the cable and tv, if the cable is sending nvbs signals and the tv is set to pal then this can also occur.

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on Jun 30, 2009

if all the screws are out, you should be able to grab the left and right side top part, and slighty **** the rear cover loose. be careful, on the lower right corner is a connection with the side output board, once u get it loose, unscrew the screw, and disconnect the plug, otherwise, look for signs of dry glue, someone could of possibly glued a couple of screws to the inside of the rear cover. questions, email me.

Dell W2306C 23... • Answered on May 25, 2009

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell W2306C 23 in. HD-Ready LCD Television Logo

Popular Tags

39 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76584 Answers

Raj Patel

Level 3 Expert

1042 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4376 Answers

Are you a Dell Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

View Most Popular

Dell Televison & Video

  • Dell Televison & Video

Most Popular Question

main menu locked unlock

  • Televison & Video