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Poloaroid 42' LCD tv wont come on

Model TLX-04244B Just opened the box plugged it in and the screen jumps on for 2 seconds and goes black like its shorting out. What could be the problem?

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  • casper40 Dec 14, 2008

    The Light Stays blue.

  • christy84 May 15, 2009

    I was watching TV (42" LCD Poloariod TLX-04244B) and the tv turned off by its self. Now the tv just goes black. Can any one help I got the tv on 11-08 and now I can not get a hold poloariod for repair.



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I know this post was a long time ago but in case anyone has the same issue. I bought a TLX-04244B "as-is" for $150 with the same exact problem. Turn it on get to the polaroid screen for maybe half a second then it sounds like it's shorting out and shuts right down. I found the problem to be on the power supply there were actually 2 ??? (not sure of the part name, resistors maybe) that were so close together that they were actually touching. I separated those 2 turned it back on and been fine ever since. As far as Polaroid and warranties go, you must call Proview tv's warranty support line. These tv's are made by Proview Polaroid only licenses out their name to Proview, I would imagine that's because Proview's tv's are such junk they need to use another name to peddle their substandard chinese ****. Be prepared however, although your warranty says in home service they will tell you that you must ship it to their service center. They will supposedly pay the shipping costs but beware and please check out all the consumer reports about people sending in their tv's and never getting them back. They seem to just get the run around for months on end. If your tv is new enough I would highly recommend returning it to the retail store you purchased it from. I have 1 functional and 5 dead Polaroid tv's at this moment, I buy them broken they are easy to fix yourself but if you do not have the know how then stay away from these tv's because IF your tv lasts 1-yr you are lucky.

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    elderisaac Nov 07, 2012

    Hello, i jsut got this same model tv for free!! i'm having the same problem. i was wondering if you could contact me so that i can get more detail on how to fix it.


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Well if you get a screen that shows the polaroid logo with a bright ble screen then goes to black...some q's to answer for me ....does the power indicator on the lower right front of the tv go red,stays blue,or goes out completly??

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

  • bulldog80 Dec 14, 2008

    well if the light stays blue , that means its still on ...what you may need to do is go to your menue and select the setup selection and then go to tuning band.....i belive it will be on page 32 of you manual, under customising the setup settings....



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