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When you turn on power only the blue light goes on and nothing else happens

Have a 42in lcd polaroid and off and on now for about 2 weeks it has been acting up. You go to turn it on by remote and the only thing that happens is the blue light on the front of the tv goes on. Then i would unplug from outlet for a few seconds then plug back in and it would power up. Now that dosent seem to work anymore. Help

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    i will buy it from you. name your price



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There is an awesome post about capacitors going bad in polaroid TV's... it is here on fixya.
and another thread here

I just took apart mine, and though the capacitors are not "bulged" as they apparently should be, I'm willing to spend the 45 bucks on parts (2 capacitors, soldering gun, solder, and de-soldering tool) on Amazon.

It should take 1-2 weeks for the parts to reach me and I'll post back with the results. It's better than dealing with the $300 solution proposed by polaroid...

Posted on May 25, 2009

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2009

    Well I got all the fancy gizmos to perform the surgery.. all told spent $75 as I did not have any of the equipment to do it.

    And (drum roll.....) nothing. It did not fix the TV for me :(

    I'm just going to poke around and see what I can find that looks like it is wrong-- what else to do? Sell it as salvage maybe.

    I have 2 other 26" monitors from Polaroid (with DVD players built it) and they have been running perfectly for 3 years now (knock on wood) which is why I tried the 37". Guess that's the difference between buying NEW and REFURB :(



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