Question about Polaroid TTM-2003 Combo
I have tried to contact Polaroid to get a schematic for this set, but just get the run around. No one seems to know wher to get one. The unit failed after 9 months of use. (3 month warranty). Problem may be in the low voltage power supply. One of my phone calls led to www.pettersservice.com where a free bunch of service manuals can be downloaded. The site is for LCD and Plasma TV. Not for the old CRT unit TTM 2003. Any ideas would be helpfull. Thanks
That's because Polaroid is the ONLY place you'll be able to get one... Polaroid didn't build that unit, a company called Prima built that TV and put the Polaroid brand on it. They do that for several other mnaufacturers also like ADVENT and AUDIOVOX and technicians have been screaming their heads off for years. It goes something like this, "...if you're too *&^%&^&$ stupid to build and support the TV yourself why put the customer through hell when it breaks down - and it will eventually break down. The answer's simple, just quite farming your dirty work out of the country." Prima is located somewhere in Canada, good luck finding them.. And a better known PWW Services are here in the states. But like Prima, the lights are on and no one is home... On a bright note though, you can go to PWW Services web site and find an assortment of user manuals for the various brands free... So, about your problem - - this one is a definately take it to the shop. And don't be surprised if it takes forever for the tech to blindly trace test every component in the SMPS just to get the darn thing running again. It will be a bit like threading a needle with a sludge hammer / blind folded... Good Luck! Bill
Posted on Jun 07, 2007
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using FixYa. From what you have described it seems that you might have a backlight and/or an inverter
board issue with this TV set. It could also be due to the inverter
circuits for the backlights. The inverter is the power supply source
for the backlights. There could also be a screen driver problem; if it is
then you have to change the entire inverter board. All this is only recommended
if you have some kind of expertise for checking the internal circuitry of the
TV as these units have high voltages running even when the set is switched off.
The cost to change the inverter board including labor would be around $250, if
you get this done by a professional. Please revert back for more help.
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