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No picture When I turned on the television, it made a popping sound, then just a thin line in the middle of the screen. I could smell burning plastic or something after this happened. Sound is fine. Thanks, Mountain Man

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Re: no picture

The thin line means you have no vertical sweep. the popping sound was the vertical capacitor(s) or the vertical driver IC blowing up. this happens sometimes out of the blue and almost always when you first turn on the TV set. if you cam solder, Get a schematic diagram, then you should be able to trace out the curcuit and replace the defective parts. If you have no solid state repair experience, you really should take the set into a shop or have someone estimate the set for you. If you do have any repair experience, and can send me a schematic of the circuit I will be more then happy to assist you find out what the problem is.

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