Top 20 Polaroid TLA-01511C 15 in. LCD Television Questions & Answers

It needs a video board replaced most likely. You can find by searching on google for your model. Might cost more than set is worth. Think about new model as they are really cheap in that small size.

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Could be power supply failure

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Contact any service technician. The fuse can be located at itw main power regulator board inside. If the power supply regulator board is found faulty, it will be best to replace the power supply regulator board as card basis rather than making "Surgery" to it; which usually will make loss for both money and precious time.
If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here.Surf the site with patience.Pull up older posts.

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Refer its user manual. Note the specification page. It will have all details.

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Nothing more to do. Contact any service technician.If you're sound in electronics, and wish to get more details, check this link. Selecting the view option, either to Mosaic / Flip card, can be selected by the drop-down list, by the top left of the display window, will make surf easy. You can also do a search, by type in the brand name / model number / IC used, in the search box at the top right of the display window.

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have you been tried to dis able the supply going to the inverter board for the back light which may have bad parts causing the supply to drop. by the way is there any blinking lights after it turns off? it will tell you the error either in the power supply, inverter board or at the main board.

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If you wish to buy its original remote control, you have to contact the authorized service center for Poloroid. If you wish to buy a universal remote control, check the sites referred below, and find out, which brand remote control have setup codes to your TV, and buy that one. If you wish to get more details, check this site. Pull up older posts there. Setup code list and setup proceedings to many popular brand remote controls are given. Two digit, three digit, four digit and five digit setup code list to different models remote controls are given. If you search the site in Timeslide option, which can be selected from the drop down list at the top left of the display window, it will be easy to locate the related post. You can also do a search by type in the brand name and model number to your device into its search box at the top right of display window.
Both the sited have setup code list and setup proceedings to many popular brand remote controls.

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If it's a new TV, then it might just be as high as it goes. A lot of HDTVs don't come with great speakers due to the small flat feature of the TV not allowing anything better.

You will have to get external speakers for the TV to experience better sound.
Here is a great sound bar that is well priced.

I've personally heard that sound bar and they are surprisingly loud and hardly take up any room at all.

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It sounds that your remote control need cleaning. Visit the site linked below to know more. Details are given there about how to check and repair, clean etc to a remote control. Pull up older posts there. It will help you. Visit the site named 'Electro-help' for more details. Click this link. View it in "Timeslide" or "Flipcard" option, which can be selected from the drop down box menu by the [Sidebar] tag, at the top left corner of the display window. You can also click the [Home] tab to the latest updates. It will make search easy. There are more than 1350 posts to different brand TVs now. Pull up older posts there.

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When I turn the TV on it stays on for about 5 seconds and then goes black. I am just running digital no cable

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On older tube televisions this was referred to as the "warm in period". You don't get that on newer LCD as there is no tube to warm. SO, what you've got here is a growing problem with your LCD inverter board or your backlights. Both can be repaired rather easily (and cheaply) at most television repair shops. I've seen a lot of this on polaroid sets, and it almost always gets much worse very quickly. Eventually the TV will refuse to turn on. My recommendation is to get to the repair shop right away!

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It sounds like your backlight is beginning to fail.

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Power on the unit in the dark room then shine with the flashlight directly in the screen, you will barely see the images. This is because your backlight is not functioning. The following reason was the caused.
1. Power supply - missing B+(supply voltage) coming from this board feeding the inverter board. The B+ produced an out-of-regulation condition and drives it to overload which caused the symptoms. Look for leaky/dried electrolytic capacitor, sometimes it has a bulged/dome at the top but not all, you must have a capacitor checker to determine its condition.
2. Inverter board - even the B+ is good from the power supply, if the fuse, driver transistor, driver transformer is faulty no output to the backlight resulting to black picture.
3. Busted backlight - even inverter board is good but one of the backlights was already busted, it will trigger the protection circuit and will shuts-off the B+ to avoid overload to high voltage transformer.
Diagnosing the fault may technical if you're not handy with electronics. If you don't have necessary tools and test instrument and can't troubleshoot the symptoms yourself, I would advice you to look for an experienced technician to isolate the problem.

Also, check if your unit is under warranty period, avail it because the manufacturer will fix it for free. Don't attempt to open the back cover(it will void the warranty).
Hope I helped you.
Have a nice day!
Thanks for using Fixya.

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The input depends on the type of cable you use, if you use an HDMI you will want to set the TV to an HDMI input. If you're using components set the TV to component or y/pb/pr to change the input press the input button multiple times this should cycle the inputs for you. If you're using coaxial cables try channels 3,4,60,62,73,75 Hope this helps!

Daniel Busa
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Tv turn on now,u have a picture only flashes few sec and than dies and have sound left only?Yes,ur tv have a dead board,that call the LCD inverter board,this board is a long board.This long LCD inverter help the LCD screen panel to have a backlight to produced a picture.Tries websites like, to buy a refurbish long LCD inverter board for the replacement.

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I had a similar problem with my 42 in Philips LCD HDTV.

Here was the problem. My Power Supply Board had several bad capacitors. I opened my TV (warranty was expired of course) and found four bulged capacitors on the PSB. Many major electronics companies Philips/Magnavox, Sony, Panasonic, and others were sold capacitors that failed in 2-5 years instead of 10-20. The capacitors fail prematurely due to a lack of preservatives. Unfortunately, they were installed in all sorts of devices and cause a wide range of failure problems.

Here are some options for you.

1. Have it fixed by a professional $$$$$$$??????? (Is it under warranty?)

2. Open your TV and find PSB. (The board that the power cord plugs into) Check for faulty caps. If you find some (bulged or leaking) bad caps replace the entire board. The entire board costs around $250 right now because they are in high demand right now. They can be found at but supplies are limited. I would definitely shop around though.

3. Remove and then replace individual faulty caps. This takes some soldering skill.

Caps are inexpensive and if you can take care of it yourself it will save you hundreds.

I have a tip/tutorial on this site that may also help. It gives step by step instructions for replacing caps on PSB #715t2432-2. If this is your board you are in luck. It's called: Fixing the Philips Turns/shuts off on its own problem. I'm working on uploading pictures to help guide people though the process as well. Let me know if I can do anything to help.

Hope this helps and Good luck.


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This problems is the long LCD inverter board is dead.This long LCD inverter board help the LCD screen panel to have a backlight to prduced a picture.Tries websites like, to buy a long LCD inverter board for the replacement.

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youtube has video on this set or one similar. just search for Polaroid repair

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Symptom shows tv loses back light that you see as screen dims.
This is problem of power supply board that has back light inverter circuit as well, replace power supply board to solve tv issue.
Required power supply board is available with for $60
Click above link to view board image and price info.
If you are handy with electronics stuff then can replace power supply board by yourself or call local tv repairman to replace it.
Hope these info will help you.
Let me know if you have additional question.

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