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Tv was on and shut off, sparks in back when replug in

My Philips Magnovox is only 6 years old. I turned it on in the front and less than a minute later it shut off and smelled like electrical. It won't turn back on and when I plug it in, it sparks in the back. I keep it unplugged now:)) I want to know what's wrong and if it's worth it to fix it moneywise. I spent $700.00 new.

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Re: tv was on and shut off, sparks in back when replug in

The fact that you have smoke coming from the back is not a good sign if the quality of the picture was good before it failed its worth if you put in 150 to 200.Stay away from it and call a qualified technician for an estimate then you'll know.Good luck.

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