Question about Polaroid FLM-3734B 37 in. LCD HDTV
Follow this link and read all comments/instructions. I have the Polaroid FLM 3732 37 inch and about a week ago this same problem occurred. I did not have the money to fix it, or get a new tv so I was pretty bummed. Then I found this site.
I am a single mom (girly girl) age 40 who has never done any kind of electronics work or soldering, but I was able to fix my TV following these directions and there is also a youtube tutorial for these exact problems.
I fixed it for under $30, and I am so proud and also earned some "street cred" with my 14 year old son!!
Polaroid is ripping people off left and right...it's disgusting but now I feel like I bucked the system for once!!
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
Hey guys, I read the solution about replacing the 10v 1000muf caps in the power supply module. I was ready to throw the set out. I tore apart an old old old Jerrold 700 converter and found a couple of caps that were 1000muf. One was 26v and the other was 52v. Anyway, the set works great now and I now have a 37" LCD in my shop to watch the Leafs!!!!
Thanks for the advice.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
I tried the capacitor fix and it did not work for my TV. The original ones were not bulged though... thought I'd try anyway.
There is apparently more than 1 issue with this TV....
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Fixya has a detailed posting involving replacing 2 bad caps in the TV.I recommend you replace the 3rd cap nearby,which is also 1000 microfarad but a different voltage,while you have it apart.The Radio Shack 1000 micrfarad 35 volt caps work just fine.Don't worry about the slightly higher voltage rating.That will not cause a problem.
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
I had the same problem. tonight im watching my TV again. I changed the capacitors on the power board that were swelling and it works fine. Less than
min. with some soldering skills.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
Just got of the phone with Polaroid. Let them have it. They were ready to charge me $250.00 to fix a $3.28 problem. Fix your TV keep it as long as you can and never buy Polaroid again. I had a blue light and no picture or sound. I took the back cover off my TV, took the control modular out. At the top to the middle left are two capacitors. The rating is 1000muf 10v. Take a soldering iron heat up the stems and remove them. You will be able to tell they are bad by the bulge at the top of the capacitors. Goto Radio Shack and get two 1000muf 35v. Solder them back into your board and put backing back on. Plug in TV and enjoy. BOYCOTT POLAROID!
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
My blue lcd light came on but no sound and no picture... I fixed it myself... If you want me to guide you step by step to fix it for less than 5 dollars email me your phone number at email@example.com or look under solution named "Rico_Rique"... I hope i can help you all SAVE MONEY!
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
I have a control box for sale with replaced capacitors for sale for $200 + shipping
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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