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post #5821 of 6156
If you're seeing "No source detected" then your TV isn't seeing your USB drive and has fully booted into TV mode. It's not even attempting to upgrade.
post #5822 of 6156
Hmmm. I'll reformat as FAT32 and try again tonight.
post #5823 of 6156
I was able to flash the TV to the 1.3 version. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP! Hopefully, this will clear up the ghosting/persistence problems.
post #5824 of 6156
Hey guys, after reading this thread through searches for certain posts for the better part of two hours, I still wanted to make a response and be 100% clear before possibly sending my TV to the graveyard...

Currently I am having the problem many others were with the image persistence of the "No Input Signal" box at the top-center of the screen. I read that firmware version 1.3.0 fixes that, while others were unlucky and did not get it fixed.

My current firmware on my own TV is 1.2.0, dated at 2007, Sep 7. My model is TX-32F430S and Part# is TW-51122-C042A. I went to Westinghouse's site and they only have a link for a firmware of the name "01_OSD_FW_V1.4.2", but low and behold the only part # I was able to select was TW-51121-C042A. I read someone said installing the a piece of firmware that had a wrong part # could brick your set?

All I really want to know is how can I get rid of this No Input Signal box that is persisting. I read you could update the firmware to 1.3.0 to fix it, but I want to get the exact proper way to from 1.2.0 to a newer firmware that fixes this issue.

Edit: I have also read of things like jscreenfix or using a blank white image at full screen and leaving it there for multiple hours fixing image persistence. Any truth to that theory, and would it work in this case?
post #5825 of 6156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carsfanatic View Post

1)Is that firmware only for the Vchip stuff?

No there is n Vchip stuff that I have ever seen on my TV

2) What is the best firmware available, modded or official, for my tv?

I personally have not tried any of the modded firmware as far as official firmware the best most stable one is 1.3.0

3) Is there a remote code so that I can cycle between video presets? IF there is any way to hit a button to DIRECTLY select an individual preset that is even better than cycling.

Nope sorry there is no way to do this even with a Harmony remote the best you can do is set up a remote to press the desired number of times for you to get to the input you want

4) Finally, I have for several months now a persistent image. At the top of the screen where the TV says 'No Input' and their box provide a ghostly image. HELP FIX IT

Firmware 1.3.0 fixed the ghosting problem

Another option is to use an external hdmi switcher. Saw this switcher on monoprice and has favorable reviews. If you have a harmony remote, the unit is already programmed into the database. From reviews, the switcher is very effective and inexpensive ($30).

linky

smithmal
post #5826 of 6156
My Tx42f430s farted out ~8 months ago, has been sitting in an extra bedroom collecting dust. Had a few power-on glitches when I first owned it that fixed by unplugging the TV. Then it was unplugged during a moved and at the new house was plugged in and got the normal "W" logo and then nothing but an amber light. Since then when powered on all I get is amber light and then a blue light. The "w" logo has never reappeared. Tried the firmware tips on page 192 (thanks for the work even though it didn't help me). Have tried multiple usb drives of various sizes/formatings, have done in install as described. Seems to upload and reboot as described but still get a blank screen once all is said and done. Prior to post on 192 I had purchased a new motherboard which did nothing to help the problem. Even tried flashing it. Of course Westinghouse has ZERO interest in helping. Anyone with TV repair knowledge think it would be reasonable to change out the LCD controller or have any tips on how to test functionality of the parts. Of course I'm out of warranty (died 3 days after westinghouse tried to get me to buy their extended plan). When it died I actually went out and bought a Samsung which is SO much better, so I'm not desperate for TV, but I have almost an obsession of wanting to get this POS working again just out of principle. Any other ideas much appreciated....
post #5827 of 6156
I have this TV (the 42") and was having problems with some HDMI handshake issues, so I flashed the new firmware (from v1.2 to v1.4) successfully which fixed my HDMI issues, but then I had a new problem, the ghosting "No input signal" box on the top of the screen. After reading this thread I found a post of firmware v1.3 which was solving many problems for people.

I JUST finished flashing this new firmware and am sorry to report I am STILL having the "no input signal" box ghosting on the top of the screen. Does anyone have any other suggestions for fxing this issue? I am having some family some in town and it's gonna drive me nuts watching programs with everyone here. Thanks in advance.
post #5828 of 6156
I'm currently running version 5110_1.1.0 on my TX-47F430S.

Part# TW-51201-L047A
FW# 5110_1.1.0

I haven't had any HDMI issues with anything up until now. I've just connected a Panasonic Bluray player to the TV and I'm getting alot of HDMI dropouts and sound popping.

I have a question for Ekztal. I thought I read earlier that I need to update the FW in order? 1.1 to 1.2 etc.... Is that still the case with the FW you last uploaded? If so, where the heck can I find 1.2 and 1.3? Any information is appreciated.

Thanks,
Bidzer
post #5829 of 6156
I went straight from 1.1 to the official 1.4 on my 42F430S with no (major) problems.
post #5830 of 6156
Quote:
Originally Posted by sweh View Post

I went straight from 1.1 to the official 1.4 on my 42F430S with no (major) problems.

Is this the firmware you used from an earlier post?

TX-42F430S - v1.4.0 - editted.zip

I'm a little hesitant to use this file as I have the 47". I thought I read earlier that this upgrade works on both versions of the TV. I just want to make sure I don't brick my 47". I really don't want to buy another TV right now

Thanks,
Bidzer
post #5831 of 6156
I used the official firmware 1.4.2 downloaded from Westinghouse.
post #5832 of 6156
Thanks Thunderstorm360 & Ekztal..... Ekztal Your firmware fixed my bricked 42.
post #5833 of 6156
Hey guys, i have a fat32 usb drive and im a n00b. what do i name the files for upgrading the firmware (im guessing on the root of the drive).

Thanks,
Jeff
post #5834 of 6156
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbachand View Post

Hey guys, i have a fat32 usb drive and im a n00b. what do i name the files for upgrading the firmware (im guessing on the root of the drive).

Thanks,
Jeff

I actually got it working using a hard drive caddy and an old 40 gig drive. I just wiped out the old partition, recreated a new one as FAT 512MB, loaded the files up and it upgraded in under a minute.

The 4 gig stick i was using wasn't being recognized by the tv. Thanks for your hard work guys! I would be a very sad person with a big paperweight without you!
post #5835 of 6156
Hey, everybody.

So I, like many, had all of my HDMI ports except for one go out. I tried an HDMI switcher from Monoprice that didn't work well and returned it. Then, I had a Joytech tri-link switcher that was marginally better, but still buggy. Some of it probably has to do with the 15 foot run of cable from the cable box or blu-ray to the tv. It's pretty good cable, though; 24-26 awg, I believe.

But, lo and behold, there is a switcher that switches automatically (the way my TV used to do), has a remote just in case, and has a button selector on the unit in case you lose the remote (like I did last time). It works flawlessly, has a plug-in IR sensor so that you can hide the tiny unit if you want to, and doesn't even require an AC adaptor, even though it has a place where you can plug in a 5V adaptor you have laying around if you should decide you want to try it for some reason. It amplifies the signal as well. I think that I may have seen someone complain that it is rated to 2.5 gbps, but the picture and sound looked perfect to me. Disclaimer - I just do standard stereo sound. 217 people have given it 4 of 5 stars and you can pick it up for 16.38 including shipping at Amazon. Just search 3 Port Smart HDMI Switch. It is made by Game Infinity. Here is a link if it is allowed here - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015YWKYY

As you can tell, I am kind of excited that other family members can work the TV again, and not just myself...

Hope it helps someone!

Diz
post #5836 of 6156
Hello,

How do I hard reset/factory reset/reset the Westinghouse TX-47F430S. Getting an amber light with no screen display. Weird. worked fine yesterday. Have unplugged all HDMI cables and replugged. still continues.

So the TV appears to be in sleep mode (has amber led on). No screen display. None of the buttons on right side of TV work. Remote doesnt work. I did hold the Power button for 10 seconds. W logo appears. then everything goes back to dead.

Have been considering getting a new TV. Let me know what you think.


Thanks
RD
post #5837 of 6156
Quote:
Originally Posted by rogerdiaz View Post

Hello,

How do I hard reset/factory reset/reset the Westinghouse TX-47F430S. Getting an amber light with no screen display. Weird. worked fine yesterday. Have unplugged all HDMI cables and replugged. still continues.

So the TV appears to be in sleep mode (has amber led on). No screen display. None of the buttons on right side of TV work. Remote doesnt work. I did hold the Power button for 10 seconds. W logo appears. then everything goes back to dead.

Have been considering getting a new TV. Let me know what you think.


Thanks
RD

Hey, you should probably try
ekztal's custom firmware at http://www.mediafire.com/?w1nnnmzmmrz ? You can see his notes on it on page 193 of this thread - it's the post with the screenshots. Although you already have 1.3, I believe, perhaps something in your existing fw got altered somehow and it needs reloaded. I think there was also a post in here somewhere from a guy who had to get into the TV and reset some DRAM or something through use of a serial port, but that is over my head.

Or, maybe your little spider finally chomped on the wrong wire
post #5838 of 6156
Dizzie

I hate you ( I was going to buy my 60inch plasma infinia, seriously i was in the car and came back in to try your suggestion)

and I love you (the Westy works again)

Well it works great.

Thanks, for the help. Props to ecztal and the firmware rewriters.

I'm gonna go buy an Ipad 3g now. thanks for saving the TV

Recommend all bricked TVs try the custom firmware. I've had my tv for 29 months. It's a decent picture quality TV, just terrible glitches, problems, etc. Keeping it until the 3Ds become cheaper
post #5839 of 6156
I have the original TX-47 firmware. 5110_1.1.0 firmware. I read earlier that you must upgrade in succession 1.1 to 1.2, etc... Is this the case with Ekztal's latest 1.4 firmware? I'm just a little nervous about trying to upgrade and destroying the TV. Any help/comments are greatly appreciated. Sorry if this has been asked by me before but I'm a little nervous about bricking the TV.

Thanks,
Bidzer
post #5840 of 6156
Quote:
Originally Posted by bidzer View Post

I have the original TX-47 firmware. 5110_1.1.0 firmware. I read earlier that you must upgrade in succession 1.1 to 1.2, etc... Is this the case with Ekztal's latest 1.4 firmware? I'm just a little nervous about trying to upgrade and destroying the TV. Any help/comments are greatly appreciated. Sorry if this has been asked by me before but I'm a little nervous about bricking the TV.

Thanks,
Bidzer

You don't need to upgrade in succession with the firmware I posted, I've disabled the version checks.
post #5841 of 6156
Quote:
Originally Posted by bidzer View Post

Is this the firmware you used from an earlier post?

TX-42F430S - v1.4.0 - editted.zip

I'm a little hesitant to use this file as I have the 47". I thought I read earlier that this upgrade works on both versions of the TV. I just want to make sure I don't brick my 47". I really don't want to buy another TV right now

Thanks,
Bidzer

bidzer, I have a 47" tv and it can verify it worked fine for me. Actually I've re-flashed it over a dozen times when I was messing with the start-up logo and it's worked every time.
post #5842 of 6156
It's good to hear most of you guys are getting your TV's working!

EDIT: As of 5/4/2010 there have been over 165 downloads of the firmware
I posted! I hope alot of those downloaded helped fix some Westies!
post #5843 of 6156
Quote:
Originally Posted by ekztal View Post

bidzer, I have a 47" tv and it can verify it worked fine for me. Actually I've re-flashed it over a dozen times when I was messing with the start-up logo and it's worked every time.

Ekztal, that's great to hear!! Appreciate all the hard work you've put in. So I just extract all the files to the root of the USB drive and power off/on?

Thanks
post #5844 of 6156
Quote:
Originally Posted by bidzer View Post

Ekztal, that's great to hear!! Appreciate all the hard work you've put in. So I just extract all the files to the root of the USB drive and power off/on?

Thanks

Yup extract the files to the USB

Turn the power off, OFF not standby (or just unplug), then plug in the USB drive to the back of the TV. Then hit plug in the TV, if you unplugged it, and the Power button once.

Then you should see the LED light on the front of the TV turn from amber (after about 30 seconds) to purple to blue if I'm not mistaken. From the time you hit the power button to flashing sequence shouldn't take more than 3-4 minutes.

After it turns blue you can unplug the USB and restart the TV.


If the TV turns on normally you need a different USB drive or you need to reformat your USB drive as FAT32.
post #5845 of 6156
Thanks for the info. So the "board_root" directory goes on the USB root or all the files under that directory?
post #5846 of 6156
I have a TX42 made in January of 08. With software version 5112_1.4.2. I am getting HDMI flickering on all HDMI ports. it isnt constant. for example I can watch a 2 hour movie and the signal will temporarily drop roughly 15 times for a second or 2 throughout the movie. Enough that it bothers me. Any idea of the best way to fix this? FYI the blu ray player i am using is a ps3. I am currently not going through a receiver.

Thanks,
Ryan
post #5847 of 6156
can someone tell me the size bolts I need to mount a wallmount to the TX-47F430S??
post #5848 of 6156
I'm testing my memory a little bit here. I want to say either M5 or M8 metric bolts.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2panther View Post

can someone tell me the size bolts I need to mount a wallmount to the TX-47F430S??
post #5849 of 6156
@bidzer - Yep, extract all files to the USB root.

@rmcdermid - You should try ekztal's custom firmware at http://www.mediafire.com/?w1nnnmzmmrz ? You can see his notes on it on page 193 of this thread - it's the post with the screenshots.

Cheers!
post #5850 of 6156
Quote:
Originally Posted by bidzer View Post

Thanks for the info. So the "board_root" directory goes on the USB root or all the files under that directory?


bidzer,

There is NO NEED to uncompress the tgz files inside the zip. You'll want 2 files in the root directory of the USB drive and they are:

safe-kernel.img1
update_WDE42.tgz
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