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Polaroid 32 My husband purchased the above television from our local Wal-Mart approximately one year ago! My husband is presently on the National Donor Organ Registry for both a donor transplant kidney and liver since 08/2005. In April, 2007 he was diagnosed with a brain anerysm. In the meantime, his heart rate began dropping to about 30 beats per minute and he received a surgically implanted Pacemaker in Sept., 2007. In December, 2007, he had to have surgery to establish a "fistula" in his arm as doctors feel he will need to have dialysis started very soon. Last week his television just went blank and he says, it appears as though the television is not receiving a signal!! I am not sure just what he meant about this. He goes "septic" quite often from the toxins his blood can not eliminate through his kidney as they should be done!! He is presently in the hospital for this condition. To make matters worse for us I have been wheelchair bound myself since May, 2002. Thus, I am not able to go through and do things the proper way they should be done. I used to be a meticulous perfectionist about keeping all paper work, etc. on each, and every, major purchase we made. I call our local Wal-Mart this morning to see if they could help me with the exact purchase date and they can not. I wanted so very badly about seeing about getting this television fixed or replaced so he will have some thing to do upon returning home from the hospital again this time! We are on a very extremely tight budget as I am on disability at 53 and my husband just lost a very high managerial position with the local electric generating power station on January 01, 2005 due to "cutbacks" in budgeting!! Thus, we went from a fairly comfortable middle-class life to an extremely poor barely making it position in life do to our extensive health insurance premiums, large medical deductibles and extremely high prescription bills which all see to come out of our own pockets!! I REALLY need some help in looking in to what I can do to get this television set fix or replaced as soon as possible for my husband's hopeful coming back home again soon! Can you please help me? I can not thank you enough for your time and trouble into checking into this matter for me!! Mrs. Lynn Edward (Deborah C.) Markham 516 Eighteenth Avenue North Clinton, Iowa 52732 Home Phone - 563-243-8776 EMail -

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Hello Ms. Markham,

I'm sorry to hear of your troubles.
Offhand, to your post/description of "...blank and ...not receiving a signal..." could mean a couple of possibilities:
1. the TV's connection to your cable provider is loose, open or disconnected. It is also possible that it is your cable company's line going to your TV;
2. if you are using Satellite TV, it is possible that the dish has been misaligned, the receiver is not working or the subscription needs to be updated;
3. if the TV is connected to DVD or VCR, it is possible that those units are the one in question;
4. Should it be the TV itself, you need to post back more details like:
a. does it power on?
b. are there any blinking lights, if yes what's the sequence, the color?
c. if it does power on, can you see the channel number and/or the volume level indicator on the screen when you press the appropriate buttons on the remote?

In the meantime, you can try doing a full reset by removing the plug from the mains/outlet for a couple of hours. This is meant to hopefully reset the TV and is considered a "blind man's approach" not knowing any other information.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or for any additional information you can share pertinent to the TV's symptoms/problems.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Ya usaly main power back board light on thes emodels goes bad quit often if yur on tight budjet u bought from wallmart theytake back tvs good within 30days go buy same one if they have it putthis one in ther take it back they never care nor look when we took outrs back covered up nice ok but usally power panal on these to fix it cost 350 to 480 at most local shops ok thx nick

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