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Polaroid LCD The blue light comes on the the tv does not turn on?

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  • sybill Dec 26, 2007

    got tv for Christmas. Used it with Wii for a couple of hours, watched tv for about an hour, now no picture, just blue screen

  • jemoore Dec 31, 2007

    I had the same problem with a 37", 14 month old unit. I found that by unplugging the unit momentarily, the TV would then come on after pressing the remote ON button. It progressively required more and more power off cycles for the TV to come on --- then finally it would not work any more. It would appear that it might be a relay failure that applies power after the remote turns the unit on. After the one year warranty period, I fear that this Polaroid unit is a throw away item. Any help will be appreciated before it is canned.

  • buttersbee Mar 06, 2008

    I have a polaroid 32" LCD TVthat I have had for around 1yr 4mo and it is doing the exact same thing. It would only take one try to turn on then a couple of tries then eventually you would have to unplug it because the power light goes blue then gets dimmer and blinks and it wont even show the polaroid sign or anything.

  • sgarza May 19, 2008

    flm-4234bh 42 in.

    Turns on watch for ablout 13 minutes then it turns itself off. Tries to flash back on but can't.

  • LJ2008 Jul 25, 2008

    I have the Polaroid 42" LCD HDTV and when I turn it on it will stay on for a few seconds and the screen is black. I have unplugged it from the wall and plugged it back in with the same results. I can hear the program and no picture. Is there a quick fix or am I out of luck. The TV was just purchased in Nov. 2007. Please help!!



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It seems to be a bad power supply and you will need to have this replaced in order to get it working

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I turn on my Tv and only last 6 min then, he sceen is black an the blue ligth is on and only i can hear the channel what can i do?

Posted on Nov 13, 2008


Sybill change tv input

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SOURCE: 37" polaroid lcd tv won't turn on

I have the same problem, very unreliable, just tried solution posted on this board and it worked. Turn on - while LED Bliinks push the channel button - also tap back a few times not too hard not too soft - possible problem(s) here, as suggested on tyhis board, capacitors (sic?), poor soldering connection, (In which case tapping might make it worse, but if you have no pic, nothing lost nothing gained), good luck, repair work suggested at about 200 bucks on this board.

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SOURCE: polaroid flm373b wont come on

Try the following fix posted by stiv0. It worked for me.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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SOURCE: 37" polaroid lcd tv won't turn on

It worked. I replaced the two bad capcitors on the control board and presto. Thank you for solving this. I just about threw away my expensive HDTV, but for only 20 bucks it now works. I hope we can let more people know.


Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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SOURCE: 37" polaroid lcd tv won't turn on

Here's the fix:

I had the same problem with mine. Replaced the capacitors and now it works. When you open the back of the tv up, the problem is with the 2 capacitors on the upper left of the top card. Mine didn't look damaged except for a very, very slight bulge on the top. If you've never soldered anything, you might want to take it to someone who has, otherwise, it's a pretty simple fix. I was surprised I could do it so easily.

If the warranty is still good, make Polaroid replace it. They make shoddy products and should pay for it. And never buy another Polaroid again.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: how to disassemble polaroid TLA-01911C lcd tv

1) Take the foot off the stand and with a long philips screwdriver remove the single screw that is at the top of the leg (inside leg). Then with the tv facing down lift straight up on the leg.
2) remove the two screws comming from the back of the tv along the bottom edge.
3) With the tv face down on a soft surface ( towel, bedspread, ect).
4) Be carefull with this step it this tv gave me some difficulty and I am experianced with this proceedure. Too much pressure or forcing it too hard will break your case. The back of the tv has a lip which inserts into the face.The face has tabs that lock into slots in the lip of the back. Carefully pry between the face and back pannel (I used my thumbnail and a 1" plastic putty knife.) and slide along the seam until the locking tabs pop loose. Continue sliding your instrument along the seam until all tabs are loose.
5) The back of the tv lifts off of the face leaving all electronics in the face of the tv.

That gets you into the tv. what you do from there is up to you, Good luck;)

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