20 Most Recent Polaroid 15'' HDTV Monitor FLM-1511 Questions & Answers

Try changing your resolution settings to one that will work satisfactorily.

Polaroid 15''... | Answered on Sep 04, 2017

Time for a new monitor because your tube inside is failing

Polaroid 15''... | Answered on Mar 27, 2015

The auxiliary connector could be an input as your Polaroid monitor instructions would indicate. There may be no provision for external speaker connection.

Polaroid 15''... | Answered on Nov 26, 2013

Check remote battery .Try with a new set of batteries.

Polaroid 15''... | Answered on Jan 11, 2011

You need a cable with mini-phone plug at both ends (Radio Shack), one end is plugged into the monitor audio input jack (Green), the other end will be plugged into the PC audio line out jack (Green).


Polaroid 15''... | Answered on Dec 16, 2010

right click on your desktop / display properties (mine is nvidia display properties)
There should be settings there to set up multiple displays.
You may need to find display properties from control panel

Polaroid 15''... | Answered on Jul 18, 2010

Recommend you verify where the video plug is inserted in rear of TV, there are video in and video out. If you have audio going in from cable/sat box, but video going to video out (instead of in), this could create the situation you describe.
Also make sure you are on the correct 'source' setting if you are using Video, etc.

Polaroid 15''... | Answered on Feb 10, 2010

Dear quiltcat1,

With the conditions as you say, there are components in the monitor, exactly on the power supply board is not working properly or damaged and it usually Capacitor.

The solution are:
1. Open the monitor case
2. Look for Power supply board, you will see there are some capacitors.
3. Look for bad capacitors which bulged at the top.
4. Just take out (you need a soldering tool in this step)
5. Replace with the same value of microFarad and higher values for Voltage.
for example: 1000mf 10V replace with 1000mf 10 to 25 V will be fine.

good luck.


Polaroid 15''... | Answered on Feb 09, 2010

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Solution: Replace cap. Radio Shack sells a 1000uF, 35V cap for $2. This will work.

Why did the cap go bad? The cap is too close to a heat sink and over heated.

What does this cap do? This cap sends a signal to an IC which keeps the monitor 'on' after the power switch is pushed. When the cap is weak, AC ripple voltage is applied to the IC and it sends a signal to shut the monitor off.

Opening the Monitor: These monitors are difficult to open.

The two plastic pieces snap together and must be pried apart with a flat screw driver.

After removing the stand, you need to insert a flat screw driver at the bottom of the screen where two slots are located. Then work the screw driver around until the two plastic pieces are separated.

Remove the cover plate and unscrew the push button circuit board.

Unplug the monitor cords from the driver board and remove the screen.

Unscrew the mounting screws from the power supply board and remove.

You will need to pinch the plastic support in the middle of the board to remove.

Cap Replacement:

Cap is located near a copper heat sink and the value will be on the side of the cap. It will be bulged up on the top. You will see burn marks on the board surrounding the cap. Unsolder the cap.

Install the new cap and solder. Make sure you connect + of the cap to + marked on the board.

Be careful not to solder across joints.

Keep leads long so you can bend the cap as far away from the heat sink as possible.

Reassemble monitor and turn on.

This should solve the problem.

Polaroid 15''... | Answered on Jan 20, 2010

what kind of cable do you use? dvi or hdmi? try reseating the cable and video card.

Polaroid 15''... | Answered on Dec 03, 2009

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