Question about Polaroid FLM-323B Television
I have a polaroid flm 323b. the tv is not powering on. already cheked the socket and the fuse. I think the problem is either the inverter or the ir board. can anyone confirm me on these topic.
FLM-323B same problem, black screen. Checked out the power board and there is no 24v on it. Took the board out, let it cool off, put it back in. Got my TV back for a while, checked for 24v and it is there. Worked for a few weeks, now it's out again. Known issue with Polaroid, and if it's out of warranty, might as well throw it away because they WILL NOT help you. Personally this was my first and LAST POLAROID TV ever, TOTAL JUNK.
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
I had the same problem I fixed mine here pretty easy. http://www.fixya.com/support/r741402-polaroid_flm_373b_lcd_tv_black_screen
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
Before you throw your TV away in the garbage, just try to fix it yourself!!! I am no genius, and I fixed mine in 1 hour and it cost me 5 dollars and .01 cent to do it! Things you will need...
3 1000 microfarad / 35 volt capacitors (Radio Shack) $1.59 ea.
Phillip Screw Driver (Home Depot)
Needed Nose Pliers (Home depot)
Very small amount of Liquid Nails (Home Depot)
Okay first: Unscrew all the screws around the perimeter the back panel.
Second: Unscrew the main center screw on the back panel.
Third: Unscrew the two screws on the back panel located by where all the connection are for components.
Fourth: Lift the center plastic panel piece and place it aside: Unscrew the six remaining screws holding the back panel.
Fifth: Lift the back panel and place it aside.
Sixth: Unscrew the three screws in the center metal piece covering.
Seventh: Lift the metal covering and place it aside.
Eighth: Unplug all four plugs connected to the modular. (4" by eight" inches)
Ninth: Unscrew all four screws on the corners of the modular and then remove.
Tenth: look for a small coke can shaped capacitor on the modular. It should read 1000uF35v. Remove that slowly with the needle nose pliers (make sure you pull the wires through completely / there should be two small holes)
Eleventh: Look for two smaller coke can shaped Capacitors and they should read 1000uF10v (they are side by side one another, almost touching) Remove them slowly with the needle nose pliers (make sure you pull the wires through completely / there should be four small holes)
Twelfth: apply Liquid nail on each capacitor and force through the holes where the other ones where located. (Pay attention to the + and - on the capacitor!)
Thirteenth: Let dry for about 30 minutes and trim the remaining wire before replacing parts.
THAT’S IT!!!! It sound hard, but trust me!!!!! IT IS EASY AND IT BEATS BUYING A NEW TV!!! TAKE CARE!!!
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
See`Solution #2 by Stivo - worked like a champ!!!!
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
These models are known to have power supply problems. Track down the warranty outfit for this and have them send replace the main module.
Posted on Oct 05, 2007
This is utterly amazing to me! No one called the Attorney General, of their State? I have the 37" Polaroid, u all are having problems with.12 months from the purchase date...The same exact problem, occured! I have no problem what so ever, w/ my 42" Vizio. The sound is MUCH better than the Polaroid, and here's the biggest bonus of all...It still works, Yeayyy! I'm calling the Attorney General...I'll get back to u guys.
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
Man, I have the same issues. I have had the tv for a year and a couple months now and poloroid informs me that they won't support as the warranty has passed.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
A year and half ago i like so many others was ripped off by these guys. my t.v will seldom even turn on the red light just stays lit, and when it does turn on i cant turn it off without unpluging it. its garbage. Dont buy a Polaroid
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
Hello i have sold my tv to a repair man for 80 bucks because he said there is no way possible to fix these televisions.this is crazy right i feel so ripped off its not funny now all im left with are the two holes in my wall where the tv was mounted. :(
Posted on Aug 02, 2008
Throw it away, don't ever buy products from this company.
Posted on May 22, 2008
If Polaroid would supply schematics for these units it might be possible to repair them to the component level. They just don't care after they've sold it and you're stuck with it. I suggest buying a well known name brand - ask about the warranty and repair service before you buy!!
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
Every Polaroid product should be shoved up a sales persons ***!!!!
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
Bman12- I have or rather had the same problem. I changed the power inverter in the unit (two connections very easy) and problem was solved. Power inverter cost was 179.00 at www.discount-merchant.com. Part no you need is TC 18831F or simply type the part no in web address to find a supplier closer to you. bman, my tv showed the red led on, but would not power on.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
I have the same problem, and I found this:
Hope this helps:
page 17 of the user's guide.
METHOD B: Use a supplied antenna cable to connect the ATSC signal to the LCD TV’s HDTV AIR terminal. ?? Connect the AC power cord at the back of the TV and connect the power cord to wall outlet. ?? Press the button on the remote to turn on the LCD TV.
This TV is equipped with a safety fuse. In the event of an electrical storm or power outage the safety fuse is designed to protect your TV. If your TV has no power, check the fuse by prying the cover off, following the illustration below. If the fuse is blown, visit your local hardware store and ask for a 4A 250V - 5x20mm Time Lag Fuse (Slow Blow) to replace the fuse. 4A 250V 5x20mm Back of TV Fuse Firm Plastic Prying Tool ?? (Using a metal tool may cause shock)
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
Doesn't anyone troubleshoot to the componant level anymore? You know a 3rd grader can tell you to swap the board.
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
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