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I have a Polaroid "HD Widescreen LCD TV/DVD Combo 1913-TDXB".

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I have a Polaroid "HD Widescreen LCD TV/DVD Combo 1913-TDXB". I purchased this unit 01-08-10. As of today, while the unit was running just fine all of a sudden the picyure went blank but the sound remained.

When I shut off the unit for a while and back on the Polaroid screen word comes and then the picture went blank again.

I waited a while and turned the unit back on and the picture re-appeared and remained there for a while and then again it went blank.

I did this two more times and the same think happened.

Can this be fixed at a reasonable cost ?

Thank you.

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Nathan :

Hi there, sorry to hear you're having trouble with the polaroid,

Nathan :

This is unfortunately a common problem among LCD tvs,

Nathan :

since you are getting sound, but no picture, this indicates a few possible problems. Either the inverter board which powers the backlight (think of it as a ballast system that a fluorescent light would use) has failed, or the panel (screen) itself (or the connection tabs to it) has failed.

Nathan :

While these things can technically be repaired, for a set this age and size, it will not be reasonable to do so. You'd spend $300+ for parts and labor, while a new tv can be found for $150-200

Nathan :

If you'd like to pursue repairs anyway, I can try to help you find a local shop, but typically most shops won't work on Polaroid sets, because this is a 3rd tier brand (they don't make their own components - it is made by someone else and rebranded) and they usually can't get parts for them.

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