My Tv no longer displays any green color. My son had a bad habit of saturating the color (maxing it out) and now the T.V no longer shows any green color. The onscreen display prompts are now all black instead of the normal green. Can maxing color out in this fashion cause trouble (I assume yes, but don't really know for sure). On the front panel there is a Red light which constantly blinks which I assume to mean a fault of some kind has been detected. I like supporting local business and brought the set to a local mom and pop T.V. repair place to have them look it over ($100 diag fee)..
Anyway i dropped the set off and the owner replied that it could be a simple problem with a circuit board or a more costly complete tube replacement. He indicated it was a top of the line T.V and they don't make a lot of repair parts for this set anymore, but he did happen to have several Tubes (in case one was needed) out back. Long store short he said the green gun doesn't fire and is not replaceable and I need a whole new tube. Does this sound right?...He was very eager to replace the whole tube for $800 (no warranty). But I hardly think this would be a wise move considering the same T.V. can be found on-line for under $1K new with a warranty. As it stands now I would bring the unit back home put it in the basement and leave it for the kids video games...
Any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated... BTW I don't have the proper equipment or training to troubleshoot. I only have a digital volt meter and realize the capacitor inside can kill you months after the set has been unplugged..
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I had a similar problem with blacks showing up as green. Turning up the brightness a bit fixed it for me. Not a permanent fix, but something to try if you want to make it last a bit longer until you can get a new one or fix it.
I have a 532-b12 so it may be the same - but not sure.
Push the small round "menu" button on the remote.
A pinwheel should show up in the upper left corner.
Use the up/down and left/right arrows to go to picture.
From there, you can change, saturation, color, contrast, etc.
Press the Func. button to diplay color modes in the little display.
When the display shows Color to the far left, you can switch color modes on the button below. STD is standard saturation, HIGH is high saturation, ORG. is less saturated that STD, and finally B/W
Red color gun has failed, which will make the picture over saturated with the other two colors(blue,green) the bad news is the three color guns need to be replace in a set(all at the same time) because if you only replace the red it will over saturate the older blue, green guns then your picture will be mostly red.Unfortunently in most cases it's not worth the investment, better off to purchase a new tv. Good luck !
the dives or guns are out of balance. either the blue and green circuits are weak or the red drive is maxed out. when picture tubes are getting old, this normally occurs.
another thought is that the tint is incorrect and saturated. what is the picture quality details?
You have two options, first: change the display settings on your tv so that the xbox screen looks normal. Or change the color display settings in the console settings menu. Play around with the saturation until it looks right to you. Also, make sure to keep electronics off the top of your tv. I've noticed that this can sometime change the color of the screen in certain places. Hope this helps.
This is from the MANUAL www.westinghousedigital.com/pdf/197_User_Manual.pdf
A-1 Settings Use the Settings sub-menu options to manually adjust the display quality. Use the ◄/► keys to adjust the option level. Adjust the luminance level. Adjust the brightness to darkness ratio. Adjust the balance of the red, green, and blue colors in the display. Adjust the color intensity. Adjust the sharpness or softness of the display. Adjust the brightness level of the screen backlight.
AND this is from the troubleshooting procedures in the manual
Wrong, abnormal or missing colors
・ If any colors (red, green or blue) are missing, check the video cable to make sure it is securely connected. Loose or broken pins in the cable connector could cause an improper connection. ・ Press and select Picture | Settings to adjust the Hue and Saturation settings. You can also select Picture | Advanced to adjust the Color Temperature settings. ・Connect the TV to another computer and check if the problem is with the computer screen.
Other than that there is no mention of color adjustment
My tv is crap to. Green tint and washed out colors. Mine is 13 mos old. and the first one they sent had green tint to. They sent another one but now Im past warrantee! Ill never buy another tv or anything from them again!!!