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I have a Polaroid 5-50-LED-14 TV that was left plugged in…

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I have a Polaroid 5-50-LED-14 TV that was left plugged in (on stand-by) during our month long vacation. Now it wont turn on and there is no standby light. I've checked the fuse and power outlet and both are fine.

Technician's Assistant: What's the make and model of your tv, and has turning it on been a problem in the past?

Polaroid 3d smart tv (5-50-LED-14) and never had any problems at all before

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?

We returned Saturday 02/09/17. Tested fuse and power outlet

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: TV
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TV Technician: Nathan, Installer replied 8 months ago
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TV Technician: Nathan, Installer replied 8 months ago

Unfortunately, the issues you are experiencing are symptomatic of an internal hardware defect, meaning a faulty power supply or main/control board, though there are many possible failure points. This issue could be a manufacturing defect, but is also often caused by a power event (shock/surge, prolonged over/under voltage condition, etc).

This could also be the result of age related wear and tear; as a 2014 model tv, that type of failure wouldn’t be at all surprising for this brand. These polaroids are some of the very lowest quality tvs on the market. They are built to meet a certain price point, not for quality or reliability. It is completely normal and expected to see them last just a year or two at best.

There is one step you can take here, both as a possible fix, as well as a diagnostic evaluation:
1) Unplug the power cord from the outlet

2) Wait at least 1 hour (60+ Minutes)

3) Press and hold the power button (on the set, not the remote) for 60 seconds
4) Keep holding power button while plugging back in, and for another 60 seconds after. When plugging back in, go directly to the wall outlet, bypassing any power strips or surge protectors.

If this reset process does not work, it would unfortunately confirm an internal hardware failure.

This is something that would require repairs to correct; if you're thinking about a do it yourself repair, you'll need to be comfortable and skilled with electronics repairs, which could include dismantling the set (removing the back panel of the tv), diagnostics testing with a multimeter, changing out boards as needed, and possibly desoldering/removing and soldering/replacing individual components.

If you’re considering repair at a local shop, you’ll find a typical repair to be around $300 for diagnostics, parts, and labor.

For a tv of this size/age however, replacement will make more sense. You can get a brand new LED tv with a fresh warranty in the $400 range.

I can help you with finding parts, finding a repair shop, or recommending replacement options, if desired.

My apologies for the news,

Nathan

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