Question about Polaroid FLM-3701 Television
The Polaroid FLM-3710 is notorious for bad capacitors on the power supply board. There are six 680 uF 35 volt caps and three 680 uF 25 volt caps. When they go bad, they swell and the tops bulge upward. Also, there are three 22 uF 50 volt caps that go bad, but they do not swell. So you can not tell just by looking at them. If you see any bad caps, I would suggest replacing all twelve of these caps.
If there was a power surge, it could blow out anything. Check the fuses and the full wave rectifier.
Posted on Sep 28, 2015
The power supply fuse should be next the the ac input plug on the power supply. It should be a long cylinder type fuse, probably a T6.3AH/250V. You will want to replace those caps ASAP
Posted on Nov 06, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like you have tried everything I have been able to find on the web......Have you Registered your TV with Polaroid yet? Because if you haven?t you can make up the few months your past on the warrantee.....I would go and Register and then call on the warrantee.....it?s a bit fishy but it works...In my opinion they should just warrantee it for you. (being so close to the end an all) ....I have had great success when I have call the manufactory directly to see what they can do for me......don?t talk to just any one ask for the manager of customer service or the manager in the warrantee department...in the very begging of your call.... here is there information if you didn?t have it already Regional Headquarters: Polaroid Corporation Corporate Headquarters 300 Baker Avenue Concord, MA 01742-2131 Phone: +1 781-386-2000 Good Luck and be assertive but not an *** on the phone.......I find that when I?m just strait up honest with them it all works out....If it doesn?t try the Registration thing?Let me know if this helped cbinny1
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
This may be a liitle more informative to you....if you haven't already read it. This fixed my problem, I had 2 blown caps.
Hope this helps!
Posted on May 23, 2009
I do not know what your problem is as you do not even describe a problem, but I dare say capacitors do not need to be bulged to be deffective.
Usually the ones closest to heat source are the ones to dry first; bulging can be result of a too strong current running through them too and not neccessarily related to heat.
Usually they are large and close to the connectors that carry power from the power board to other internal boards.
Other capacitors may also be affected, of course.
You can try your luck replacing them in order, bring the TV to a specialist or start reading the theory of repairing SMPS - you can find it online, an excellent read if you really want to get into it.
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
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