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No picture just sound Polaroid 7inch TV/DVD

Hi, my question is, I had this polaroid 7inch tv/dvd combo, made to be mounted under my cabit. Well, i can hear the sound when the tv is on, but the picture is very dark. I can see the picture very little, but very dark. Could you tell me what is wrong with it? radio works and sound when the tv is on works, but Picture is very dark and I tried turning up brightness and all that.

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    We just bought a house in April of 2007 and the previous owners told us that they bought this Polaroid FDM-0700a unit at christmas time 2006. My question is they left it for us, but no paperwork. We hear the sound but very dark picture, Is it still under warranty and could we take it somewhere to get it fixed under warranty?

  • B-MAL Nov 11, 2007

    I have this same problem - removing the lamp was fairly straightforward.  Does anyone know where I can purchase a replacement lamp?

  • juliejo Nov 16, 2007

    same problem. one day it was fine and next day it would not work at all. unplugged the unit and a day later plugged it back in everything came back on and worked. except tv screen is black. sound is doing fine.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    I have sound but no picture also.......how can this be fixed? Please help

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  • rakowd Mar 02, 2008

    Exact same problem. Appreciate any solution/suggestions.

  • Elliot Jun 02, 2008

    These player are junk. The same thing happens to laptops all the time. Check out the tutorial on how to replace this part. If you can tie your shoes you can do this!

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    It was working great until one day I lost the picture. I don't know if I have hit a wrong button or have done something different. Everything else is working , when you go to DVD player It used to be a blue screen but now it is dark also. So DVD can not be shown either.

  • cruzin eddie Sep 08, 2008

    hi' im having the same problem i hear the voice but there is no picture i've owned under the cabinet piece for 1 year it worked fine but now i get no picture

  • MCamp403 Sep 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, sound but no picture. The screen is black with a very very faint picture. The radio works fine.

  • artbacos Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem 32 " TV no raste only sound whear i can get the high volt trasformer?

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    Same issue, BLACK PICTURE and SOUND



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I owned the under the counter since jan 07 and the same problem. Called poloroid and they said the warranty is only for 3 months. Since I purchased it on ebay they said i have no warranty since i purchased it through a 3rd party. they said they would replace the tv for $60. plus s&h. WOW SOME COMPANIES JUST DON'T STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCTS. CRAP PRODUCT DON'T BUY IT.

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The dark screen problem with most of these units is due to a failure of the backlight inverter board. It is poorly designed, and sending the unit back to the manufacturer will only get you another unit that will also eventually fail. Also, replacing the bad chip on existing inverter boards will also only result in a short-term fix. I have purchased a number of these units (9) on eBay and replaced the inverter board with a different unit made by a reliable inverter manufacturer. A year later, all of the units are still operating.

Unfortunately, the replacement board does not have the same connectors and pinouts as the original, so it is something that must be done in a shop by an experienced technician. I am hesitant to post the instructions as it is a little tricky and the output of the unit is 900 volts. It would be dangerous for someone unfamiliar with this technology to do it on their own. I will look into the policies of this site and see if I can post my contact information so that owners of these units can send them for repair.

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Your problem sounds like a backlight issue. The back light circuit can be a dangerous thing to work on as theres a hi voltage converter inside beleive it or not. its like a floresent tube transformer but really small. This is probably something you woulnt want to tackle unless you have some electronic backgraound. I would contact the manufacturer # listed in your owners manual, or try this one on where to send it for service and an estimate on the repairs. 800-268-6970 Good luck

Posted on Jun 11, 2006

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