Question about Sony BRAVIA KDL-40S2000 40 in. LCD HDTV

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Smoke gets in my eyes!

Hi! Smoke is coming out the top and bottom but the tv still works! Great pic, great sound....heard a pop when we turned it on and abolut 10 seconds later smoke is coming out. Is it toast or can it be fixed??

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  • mamab53 Oct 19, 2008

    Thanks so much! My husband just wants to buy a new one, but I was thinking it may be as simple as a loose wire connection and don't want to spend that money.

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It can be from the backlight inverter arching to metal, the backlight connectors going to the inverter charring, or something more board related. Those I've seen required replacement of the panel because balancer is part of the panel and not a replacement part.

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It can probably be repaired but it will have to be examined by a qualified Sony tech. I would not use it until you have it checked as continued use may result in additional parts being damaged.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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    It is probably NOT just a loose wire, but I still think it would be cheaper to repair the set rather than buying a new one. Beware of shops advertising "free estimates" on TV repairs; in my experience you get what you pay for. This is just a "guess", but I would expect the repair cost would be in the $200-$400 range. Understand that that was a guess with no actual knowledge of your exact problem, so I don't know how accurate it is. Good luck!

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