20 Most Recent Polaroid FLM-3732 Television - Page 9 Questions & Answers


Hey dugout3773, Your complaint stated above is fairly good for a consumer. Get back to me with these other items. How old is unit? Approximate " ON/OFFs" it has under gone. (350/yr is typical) Did you have a "perfect" picture and sound the day before? Because I'm just an Industrial technician working for company dealing with electronics hardware/software for the gaming industry (add-on lcd displays and comm circuits for casinos) I don't know the type of technology you bought. Is it an LCD/FPD or a true PLASMA Screen set. If you are sure that it is LCD type with fluorescent backlighting try shinning a very bright flashlight onto the front of the screen at different angles and let me know if you can see any hint of an image even though the screen seems to be totally lifeless. If you see an image displayed, at least part of the low voltage power supply is working and powering up the circuits that do video and sync processing and are able to send it to the lcd. 14in-25in and larger lcd displays use long thin straight cold-cathode-fluorescent tubes to generate white light to enable viewing of the lcd image. The lighting technology is similar to new light blubs, Compact Fluorescent light bulbs. Both types need a power conversion ballast circuit to light them. If the (ELECTRONIC BALLAST) called an INVERTER (low volt 12-24v dc to 800-1200v ac) fails you wont be able to light the screen. Well anyway being a consumer, you have only a couple of options open to you. Call up Polaroid and see if they do swapout+a cash donation to them. They in turn ship u a refurbished set of same model. Next try to find some local TV/computer monitor guy who knows all about flat screen repair and CCF tubes and inverters/ power supplys. You can get back to me at louie12fix on fixya or lmistyrel @aol.com BYE for now.

Polaroid... | Answered on Apr 11, 2009


Sounds like your on the wrong Input, make sure the cable box is turned on and press the Input button on the remote till you get a picture.

Polaroid... | Answered on Mar 31, 2009


I am about to post a in depth guide about how to fix this problem. It's because a capacitor inside the TV has blown which causes the buzzing high pitched noise. It's really easy to fix however and only costs about £1 / $2 to sort out.

You can read a similar guide here http://www.fixya.com/support/r741402-polaroid_flm_373b_lcd_tv_black_screen but I will shortly be uploading a guide on the buzzing problem!

Polaroid... | Answered on Mar 22, 2009


You have to reurn them back to company because they are unrepairable.

Polaroid... | Answered on Mar 10, 2009


HDTV sets are different from the old analog sets.

If your set is showing No Signal or Weak Signal you will have to do the following.
1) Connect an Antenna or Cable to the input on the back.
2) Go into the Channel signal source menu and select either the Air/Antenna or Cable option.
3) Go into the Auto Program Scan menu and SCAN in the channels.

Now you can watch available channels.

Polaroid... | Answered on Mar 03, 2009


My FLM-3732 did the same thing yesterday. But I had a had time getting it to come on and it finally did.But when viewing with the analog tuner I could see some hum in the picture.The digital ones looked normal.

Today when I turned it on the LED went blue but then dimmed and slightly flashed/flickered.

On the power supply board there were 2 very small 1000 microFarad 10V capacitors that looked odd.The tops were slightly pushed up.
I pulled them off and they both read too low.Only about 200 microFards.
Replaced them both with a couple of 1000 microFarad 16V capacitors from the junk drawer.

Now it works normal again.

Polaroid... | Answered on Mar 01, 2009


hi..then there is a problem in your smps
power supply.If you have the warrenty period
take it immediately.
check it out..
thank u..
rate me..

Polaroid... | Answered on Feb 28, 2009


what input are you connected to? .... if S video you have a bad cable

Polaroid... | Answered on Feb 21, 2009


you might try andrews electronics in california

Polaroid... | Answered on Feb 11, 2009


stiv0's Support Profile at FixYa will give you detailed instructions for repairing your set

Polaroid... | Answered on Feb 07, 2009


There have been many other visitors to this site and one of the suggestions seems to be working wonderfully. Here is the address.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r741402-polaroid_flm_373b_lcd_tv_black_screen

Polaroid... | Answered on Feb 02, 2009

Tip

Newer model polaroid flm-3732 cap replacement


there is a great picture step by step tip on whichand how to repair the problem of black screen,power problem and more.http://www.fixya.com/support/p443928-polaroid_flm_3732television/tip scroll down to first tip,click on it and scroll down to where the repair instructions start.he has great pictures to show which caps and where to locate them.

on Feb 02, 2009 | Polaroid FLM-3732 Television


select picture mode.press right arrow button to change your picture mode {vivid,sport,hi bright]to change sitting you much choose user mode.the other settings are factor settings.

Polaroid... | Answered on Feb 02, 2009


The caps are electrolytic 1000uf (microfarad) 10 volt capacitors. I tried to get them at the radioshack locally and they didn't carry any smaller than 35 volt. I didn't want take the risk so I ordered them from this site. Try it if you can't find them locally.

http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G9106

Polaroid... | Answered on Jan 27, 2009

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37" Polaroid Flat Panel with Blue light but NO PICTURE


Hey guys,

I'm still in the middle of getting capacitors so that I can try Stiv0's suggestions and I think it will work because the back of the old capacitors were swollen like the pictures shown. I had trouble finding the capacitors because the electronics stores don't want to sell customers parts because they can't charge ridiculous prices for 10 minutes of work. I ended up finding the 1000uf (microfarad) 10 volt capacitors on a website for $1 per package of 6. There is a minimum $10 purchase for delivery so I'll have 60 in a few days which isn't bad. After shipping it'll only cost $17 to fix my TV. Here is the website if you are having the same problems I am.

http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G9106

If radio shack or the electronics stores won't sell the capacitors to you give this a shot.

on Jan 27, 2009 | Polaroid FLM-3732 Television


according to the owners manual you can either reset your tv by unpluging it for 60 sec, or turn the volume all the way down to acces the technicians menu with the remote

Polaroid... | Answered on Jan 20, 2009


Capacitors?

Service manual for your series. FLM 3701?
http://www.polaroidsupport.com/polaroid/en_us-sm.html

Polaroid... | Answered on Jan 08, 2009


2- 10 volt 1000uf and 2- 16volt 1000uf (uf = microfarad)

tell him to get 2 at 16 volt and two at 25 volt , 16v on the old 10 volt and 25 volt on the old 16 volt

Polaroid... | Answered on Jan 08, 2009


take a voltmeter and test charger or borrow a known good one from a friend if you know anyone who has one , sounds like bad charger word--- it is much better to run all rechargeable devices mostly all the way down before recharging as these batteries will do what is know as establish memory and will shorten battery life do not leave on charge except when charge is needed

Polaroid... | Answered on Jan 02, 2009


you will need to test some components at the tuner and check the tuner for any bad solder on it , although the tuner may be going bad testing the components around it may find the problem

Polaroid... | Answered on Jan 01, 2009

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