Question about Polaroid TLA-01511C 15 in. LCD Television

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Picture goes out

When I turn my TV on it works great for about 1-2 minutes and then it shuts off and in about 2 seconds only the sound comes back. When I turn the TV off and back on it does exactly the same thing only quicker.

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    same problem..

  • Berryn Jan 20, 2009

    I have the same problem with my TLA-01511c. I've replaced all of the capacitors on the PSU (Except the large black one) and still have the same problem. I read on another post that this model has the inverter built into the PSU. Where should I look next? Thanks, Berryn

  • brk727 Feb 15, 2009

    We've only had the TV for one year. When you turn it on, it works for less than a minute then the picture disappears but the sound is good.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    Turn it on and it works for 1-2 min and it goes out like a backlight has turned off. If you look at the screen closely then you can see it

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    When TV is turned on it works for about 1 minute and then there is a click and the picture goes off but the sound stays on. When the TV is shut off, and turned back on again, it works for about 1 minute and then the same thing happens.

  • twelvestri Mar 29, 2009

    Audio goes quiet, Video goes black, Audio comes back. All happens in just a few minutes of being turned on. Audio has been acting up since the beginning. It (the audio) is the best it has ever been when the screen goes blank.

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    I have the same problem with the picture going black and the sound stays on. Can it be fixed?



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Chuc - you may need to replace the CapXon 1000 uf 10v capacitors in the unit (If this is what is in the 15" unit) This fix was for the same type of problem on a 37" Polaroid. I found this fix and thought you may find this useful. This is from user Stivo "This has worked for me, I am no technician so I can't say that it will work for you. Click here for information on caps. Or here
If you try this it is at your own risk!
Defective Parts:2 CapXon 1000uf 10v caps.
Replaced Parts:2 Off brand 1000uf 16v caps. (the closest match my local supplier had.)
Once unplugged and flipped over I removed these three screws to access the control box.

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Carefully pry up and pull back on the vented cover.
With the cover off I removed 3 more screws and again carefully pryed up on the control box cover to expose the inside.
4f3d408.jpg Circled is the location of the bad caps. (This is an after picture. I didn't take any pictures of the caps still on the board.)
Press your index finger over the tops of the 2 caps and feel for a bulge. Good caps should be sunken in. Bad caps ballooned.
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1822746.jpg In order to de-solder your caps you must unplug all connectors and remove the 4 screws holding down the board. Be very careful!, and only touch the sides of the board. Wear an anti-static band alsPicture goes out - 1b2e11a.jpg />1b2e11a.jpg Once removed pull of the plastic shield underneath the board. Be careful and save it, YOU MUST PUT IT BACK.
Carefully de-solder the old caps. Replace with new caps.
Note the polarity This is very important! On the board look for the + sign. That is your positive. The longer lead should go here. Take your time and verify This step.

(sorry no pics on the cap removal and install I wasn't positive that this would work so I didn't think about taking any.)

Reverse the procedure to put your set back together.
Now plug it up and hope it works for another year!
Curse Polaroid and vow to never buPicture goes out - b87cf86.jpgfrom them again!
b87cf86.jpg It works again"

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I have the same problem, the picture goes off and the sound stays on. I bought this set in August 2007.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

  • caring1 Feb 06, 2009

    On December 24, 2008 I submitted my debit card to request an answer from Polaroid about what to do to fix my TV. To date, February 6, 2009 I have had no response. The amount of $9.99 was withdrawn from my account on December 29. The site said that a response could be expected in about 2 days. I realize that there were holidays then but I would like some sort of response or at least a refund of my money.

  • caring1 Feb 20, 2009

    I took my set to a local repair shop and was told that it needs a new panel which is not available. I was advised to throw the set out. 6 weeks after my debit card was charged for help from this website I still have not heard from them.



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