TV Repair Questions? Ask a TV Technician
Hi and welcome to justanswer.To answer your question; your board number is 200-107-GT321XA-EH REV:E
Right now the only place that i could locate it online is here at the link below;http://www.ebay.com/itm/ELEMENT-ELDTW401-MAIN-BOARD-200-107-GT321XA-EH-REV-E-/330600758416?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf9573c90
So far from what i can tell the polaroid TLX04011 would be close to yours .What would be best would be to look up the number directly on your main board to see if it does have this 200-107-GT321XA-EH REV:E
I'm not sure about the main board on ebay. The info about the store implies the main board was taken from a non functioning TV. How do I know the board is good or wasn't the problem? I tried to find a way to contact the seller, but it says their message system isn't working
Would the Polaroid TV main board be interchangeable with the Element TV main board. If so, where can I buy the Polaroid main board and how much would it cost?
Where can I get a service manual to show how to disassemble my Element TV and replace the main board?
Not sure where you got the info about non working tv ,this is what i saw ;
As for the polaroid board ,that could be touchy and i would need more info once you have the back cover removed.
Unfortunately ,no manual on how to remove the back cover, Just remove every screws in sight , you may also have to remove the base stand if you have one, (you can re-install it temporarily after the cover is removed)Look around the input connectors as there might be some screws to remove there.
Just take your time and if you feel resistance when you try to remove the cover then look again for missed screws.
Sorry I misquoted the ebay seller's words. What I really meant to say is that the ebay seller says the part was taken from a working TV, YET he is calling it a new part? How do I have confidence in buying this part?
I would like the part number for the Polaroid main board that goes with the Polaroid TV you mentioned above. I talked to a TV repairman today and he says that main board should work with my TV. However he says when the TV first comes on, it will show the Polaroid name and not the Element name. This is fine with me.
Actually there are a few versions/models of that board and there would be some info that i would need to have from the inside of your tv before attempting this.
In any case this could get tricky and you may end up needing the help of that tv repairman.
What information do you need from the inside of my TV? Since Polaroid manufactured my Element TV, don't you have a direct cross reference between my Element TV main board part number that you gave me from the ebay seller's website and a Polaroid equivalent part number? If I took my TV into the repair shop, they will charge me almost the cost of a new TV. That is why I am trying to repair it myself.
Can you upload a picture of your tv`s insides ?
Also i would need the numbers directly on your main board to compare it to a possible replacement
O.k, hold everything, i just found your main board froma supplier and it sells for $64
Take a look here ;http://www.retechtv.com/products/899-ke3-tf3712xa1h-200-107-gt321xa-eh-rev-e-polaroid-main-board
You will have to click on the "ADD TO CART" button in order to see the price
Saw that you got a hold of that board , i will now switch to Q&A mode
We are now in Q&A mode. I left you an answer in the chat window above.
Hope this help and let me know if you have any questions.Thanks again.
Well sorry about that but this is really confusing when some other website give you numbers that are supposed to be ones. and thats beside the fact that you are not supposed to cross reference one brand for the other.Anyway , is the new board coming on at all ?Does all the connectors,terminals fit in place ?Do the original board still work the way you first described ?
I`m thinking that perhaps his board is not working correctly and he`s trying to cover it .In any case the number you gave me fits directly into the polaroid TLX04011C and these tv`s have the whole control box that sells for $114 .Be waiting for your reply on the questions above.
o.k but the chassis as a whole looks the same ?
Input connectors positions ,layout etc ?There are 8 different chassis separated in 2 category , so now that i know which category, we`ll need to identify which one of the 4 remaining will fit your tv.Be waiting for your reply on those questions
Also, could you try your old board again and give me all the symptoms/facts?
although i do not doubt your friend`s diagnostic of the main board, it does look suspiciously like a defective lcd controller (t-con) board.
The t-con is in the upper center at the back of the lcd panel and is usually covered by a metal shield there will be a cable (LVDS) sticking out ,it is the one at the link below;http://www.shopjimmy.com/samsung-lj94-01915m-t-con-board.htmI have here a list of control box number for you to look at while you have it removed;
909-KR0-GF401AXAPH909-KS9-GF4012XAPH909-KS1-GF401AXAPH909-KR0-GF4012XAPH909-KR1-GF401AXAPH909-KE0-GF4012XAPH909-KS5-GF4012XAPH909-KE2-GF401AXAPHAlso this picture to look at ;