Question about Polaroid FLM-3732 Television
Problem happened just after one-year warranty expired. I was connected to Comcast and thought maybe it was a problem with their service. Disconnected Comcast and turned on TV, but the same problem -- black screen, no sound.
I had the same problem here and was able to fix it for under $5.00 I had researched what other people had done and made a video of it. I broke the video down into 5 parts because my comp and youtube are not compatible. My you tube channel is http://www.youtube.com/Raider2845 or to go directly to the videos here are there links Video 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0175VbmV9M Video 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx9UPt89RTI Video 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJkhQ52sc2Q Video 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCrnCl4vzno Video 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1xFWHbzZAc Now this is a very simple process and only took me just over 1/2 hour to do with making the video. It is very cheap and much easier then sending it back or buying a new one. I hope this helps good luck.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
Talked to a local TV repair technician and he says this is a huge problem with the Polaroid LCDs. The problem is the Control Module where everything plugs into the back of the TV. The repair shop that he deals with had to actually buy new Polaroid TVs just for parts because they are so hard to find. Total cost for repair and labor is $325.
I called Polaroid and they offered me an out-of-warranty replacement for $450 + shipping. They can kiss it in my opinion...shipping??really?? I'm not paying shipping!!! I'll stick with the repair and never buy a Polaroid product again.
I've contacted the VP of Customer Service & Media Relations and I suggest everyone that has this problem do the same. The contact information is below. I'm hoping (slim chance) that if enough people complain about the same problem, they will do something to resolve the issue.
Sr. VP Global Customer Service, Quality & Logistics
Good luck everyone!
Posted on Apr 28, 2008
There are 2 transistors which cause problems in the Power Supply
I do have available, if anyone can use 2 Complete Modules for the FLM-3732(The Entire Box in the back that controls everything, a one time fix all for only $150 each, they go for over $400@ Panasonic and $400 on ebay email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested
Anyway, in the power supply section (The top circuit board in the module, you will find 2 Voltage Regulators and 3 Caps. Replace these common parts and this will fix most problems within the power supply section. I have repaired many of these TVs with success.
The only reason I have the Modules are due to abandoned sets and after much testing and research I found the problem which was the same in 8 seperate sets. seems that there are poor heatsinks which cause the Voltage regulators to fail
Best of luck testing and fixing
I am also looking for a screen for any Panasonic 32, 37, 40, 42 or ?? I have a few cracked ones here that need replacing or, I will have to get out the old trusty crazy glue (just kidding
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
There's no image and sound
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
I have a complete Brand New Control Module, includes power supply and everything else except the screen itself which I dropped and broke. If anyone is interested will nsolve all the problems because this was working fine until I decided to wall mount and dropped it face down and smashed the entire screen
for only $175 I will give you the entire box inside. easy to install only 3 plugs and they are all different so you cannot mwess it up
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
We have a Polaroid 3732 LCD TV that was having the issue where the blue light would turn on but the TV would not turn on. We took the advice above and email the VP of customer service at Polaroid and got a very quick response. Within a few hours we had a resolution to our issue. I would like to commend Polaroid for being so responsive to our issue especially since good customer service is hard to come by these days!!!
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
I wrote about this problem two months ago. Polaroid sent me broken part. Repair man informed polaroid to send replacement tv.
My tv was still under warranty. Polaroid sent me another broken tv.
To make a long story short, I finally got in contact with someone at Polaroid who could authorize a refund. I'm now waiting for a box so that i can return this garbage and once they receive it they will cut be a refund check. When it comes to flat panel HD tv's it pays to go name brand. Sony, Samsung, Panasonic and such.
I will keep you informed.
Posted on Apr 29, 2008
Try going in the menu and changing the audio settings from stereo to mono and see if that helps
Posted on Mar 22, 2008
The power led (red Light) is on but dimmer than normal. Blue LED come on.
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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