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Burning smell and distorted picture

My Akai PT4799HD Projection TV's picture all of a sudden became distorted and started to smell like "electrical" burning. The TV is less than 2 years old and has been otherwise perfect. What is the problem and is it worth the expense to repair it (if possible)?

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  • Mom60 Jan 07, 2008

    I have the same problem but on a AKAI PT4299HD

  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    Burning smell and distorted picture

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    horizonatl deflection circuit



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One of the components in the horizonatl deflection circuit went bad like a capacitor,the price will depend on the actual part that went bad and your location,the service call in NY could be 300.00 but in pittsburgh might only be 150.00.I still belive is wort repairing.

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    Omar Urrutia Oct 18, 2006

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    Omar Urrutia Oct 18, 2006

    Finding a degraded(burned)component should not be hard to spot ,after locating it it should be replaced with an exact replacement,if you familiar with tv service you can remove the back cover and take a look it might be very visible but if you are not too familiar be safe and call for assistance from a servicer.



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