As a proud owner of a Westinghouse TV, I was devastated when one day I turned on my television only to be met with a blank screen. No picture, no sound, just a black void staring back at me. I immediately panicked, thinking that my beloved TV had finally given out on me.
I was frustrated and confused, not knowing how to fix the problem. After some research and trial and error, I was able to troubleshoot and fix the problem.
In this blog post, I will share my experience troubleshooting and fixing my Westinghouse TV’s no picture issue, and hopefully, it can help you to troubleshoot the issue.
Why does my Westinghouse TV have no picture?
There are a few common reasons your Westinghouse TV may have a black screen.
☞ The most common reason is that the TV is on, but there is no signal. There might be an issue with the HDMI input.
☞ Another common reason is that the backlight may be gone out. Sometimes it can happen due to overheating or a massive amount of electricity flow.
☞ If your TV has been on for a while and the screen suddenly goes black, it could be due to overheating. Please turn off the TV and let it cool down.
☞ Another possibility is that the power source may be faulty or the wire connected to your TV is damaged.
How to Fix Westinghouse TV No Picture issue?
To troubleshoot the no picture issue on your Westinghouse TV, you can try power cycling it. To do this, unplug your TV from the power outlet and wait for 2 minutes. Then, plug it back in and power it on. This should help resolve the issue.
I’ll go over all the possible solutions in further depth below, including what you’ll need to do to fix your TV. Basic troubleshooting for each issue is also provided here, which may save you time. Keep reading….
1. Power Cycle your TV’s Remote
The first one is to change the batteries on your remote. A new set of batteries may be all you need to get the TV working again.
But before that, wipe the battery contacts with rubbing alcohol to clean any dust, dirt, or gunk accumulation that might prevent the battery from connecting with the remote and check to see if it works. If you think your remote isn’t working, check out our complete guide to fix this from the above link.
2. Power Cycle Your TV
The second method is to unplug your TV for 60 seconds before plugging it back in. Don’t be impatient here. Wait the whole 60 seconds.
This is different from just turning your TV on and off with the remote control, so make sure you try this. If that doesn’t work, move on to the following method.
3. Factory reset Your TV
Resetting is an excellent idea to remove glitches, bugs or any default system error. Many Westinghouse TV owners found it helpful in recovering their TV from this issue. So it’s worth of try. To do that:
- First, unplug your TV from the power outlet again.
- Then hold the power button on the TV for about 30 seconds and release it.
- Now Power on your TV.
This is a hard reset of your TV, which will completely drain any power in your device. Now check to see if it works. If not, move on.
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4. Check the Power Outlet
The next method would be to plug the TV into another wall outlet. You may have a bad outlet, and doing so will ensure that we get power to your TV from the correct source. Plug it into a different wall outlet to see if it works.
5. Check the Cables
Check all the cables plugged into your television, including the power and HDMI cords. Make sure that they are plugged in correctly. Because sometimes, some of them may get a bit loose, not giving your TV the proper connection.
6. Check your TV’s backlight
The last and most probable reason for your Westinghouse TV black screen issue is that the backlight may be damaged or burned out. This can happen if the TV is turned on and off too frequently or left on for too long.
To ensure this is the case, power on your TV, take a flashlight and bring it very close to your TV screen. When you flash the light, pay close attention to check whether there is any image on the screen. If a picture appears but is incredibly faint, your TV’s backlight has been damaged!
In this case, hand it over to a technician to repair. Or you can contact Westinghouse Customer Care or buy a new TV entirely.
Q. How can I tell if the power cord or HDMI port is damaged?
The easy way to tell if it’s an issue with your HDMI cord is by using another device, like a laptop or computer. If you have access to another HDMI cable and monitor, plug it in and see if it works.
In some cases, there’s nothing wrong with your television at all. You may need an adapter for a device like your laptop or computer.
Q. What does it mean when my TV turns on, but the screen is black?
This could indicate that the cable box, Sat Box, coax cable, or HDMI cable isn’t performing correctly, something is loose, or needs reset.
Reset ALL components, including the TV, by unplugging them for 5 minutes. Make sure all COAX and HDMI cables are secure and linked correctly.
Q. Why is Westinghouse TV has no picture, just lines?
This is a significant problem for which no repair can be performed; instead, the board (Tcon) must be replaced.
Coloured vertical lines, which run from top to bottom across the screen, signify a faulty Tcon board. Westinghouse does not sell this board individually because it is part of the LCD panel system.
Trying to replace this LCD screen would be extremely expensive, as the panel costs between $600 and $800. If you take this item to a shop for repair, expect to pay between $250 and $280 for the repair if they can find the Tcon board, as a Tcon board costs around $100-$120 and labour costs around $150.
Sometimes it’s better to buy a new TV than get one repaired because TVs have come down in price in the past few years. If you want a new Westinghouse TV, visit Amazon and check the current price.
Abdul Kader is the CEO and founder of Homespoiler.com. With his expertise in electronics repair, he provides in-depth information on how to fix appliances, wiring, and other electrical-related issues. More about us