Question about Element Electronics FLX3210 32 in. LCD TV
SOURCE: Element FLX 3202 no power
This was the same thing that happened to me. When I took it apart and checked the power supply the capacitor (largest on the board) was blown. I called Element Electronics, which turned out to be Polaroid, and they sold me the entire control box assembly for appx $115 with a $100 core deposit to ship my old assembly back. My core deposit was credited back to my account within 2-weeks. BTW, when mine went out I had no power light on at all. Lastly, If you have questions about doing this yourself let me know, while I'm no electrical engineer, I did a ton of research trying to solve the problem.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
Problem: When the TV is turned on a picture appears for a few seconds and then the picture turns off. Audio is still heard.
Solution: Not a simple fix! This TV has 4 small florescent looking bulbs that act like a back light to light the image on the liquid crystal display (LCD). At least one of these bulbs is burned out or broken. The wires powering the broken bulb need to be cut and spiced together. Basically you’re bypassing the bulb and completing the circuit when cutting the wires going to the bulb on each end and splicing them together.
WARNING: This worked for me but no guarantee for anyone who tries it. This is a very involved procedure and involves completely dismantling your television. To be honest I don’t recommend anyone trying to fix it unless you are very technically minded and have a couple of hours to waste carefully tearing apart your TV. If anyone is willing to attempt this repair I am willing answer questions.
Cause of problem: It is my guess that this problem occurs when the TV is left on for extended periods of time. Like leaving the TV on when you fall asleep at night. My TV was left on a lot. I noticed that the plastic was melted and discolored where the bulb had burned out. (This can only be seen internally and is no way visible from the exterior)
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
Took it to a TV repair shop and they did the following:
1. Rebuilt Power Supply
2. Replaced Diode
3. Replacd Transitor
Total cost was ~$100. Tv works fine now.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
Just called the Element Parts Department because I had the same problem.
M5 x 18 mm
Enjoy your properly secured TV!
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
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