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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-16-2010, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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TV Troubleshooting help?

I'm not a member of any home theater forums... so here I go again looking here for help. :-)

My TV is a Westinghouse LVM-37W3. It's an LCD monitor I've had for maybe 4 years. Recently, about half of the inputs died (there are inputs on the left and right side of the monitor, all the ones on the left stopped working).

When I figured that out, I moved my mediacenter to a right-side input (from one DVI to another) and the display is off-center. In Windows, the task bar is cut off on the bottom, and there is a visible black gap on the top. The monitor has limited menus, but a video reset did nothing.

Any suggestions for either issue? If the non-working inputs are something for a repair shop (which I'm guessing is the case), I'd assume just forget about it. But if I can get the screen to display centered properly with the working inputs, I can go without buying a new TV for a while longer.

The TV has not moved or really been tampered with since April. The inputs seemed to die overnight (literally, I turned it on in the morning and it wasn't working).
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Re: TV Troubleshooting help?

jay, the monitor (my mom has the same one) should have a setting to align the window as well as scaling options. it sounds like a simple fix or "refresh" of the sync. In setup also turn off scaling and go 1:1 if you can output your PC at 1920x1080 (which is the panel's native resolution). You can also use the VGA input if needed or that fried. It's on the left side looking at the TV... glen
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Re: TV Troubleshooting help?

Hey Glen,
The setting for the alignment is tied to the VGA input, which is toast. Oddly, the picture is properly centered with HDMI. It's just the DVI input that is off (at least as best as I can tell).

E-mailed Westinghouse and no surprise, they want me to call them for troubleshooting. Will have to find a chance to do that during their business hours... they are right up the road from me, I should just stop by at lunch, haha.
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