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ADVENT HT2461A My TV started making a loud Static sound every time I turned it on, really loud, then I could smell burning and see sparks through the side of the TV near where the Cord comes in. How difficult is it to replace the Flyback Transformer. This TV has to weigh 400 pounds so getting it to a repair shop is almost impossible and the Flyback cost 9 bucks. Thre is no power to it now, and it has sat unplugged for 3 months. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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It seems it's one of those "vintage" sets. I don't imagine that the problem is very major since such (older) sets are known to develop bad joints, especially around the larger components (funny, sounds just like a problem that humans have). It might not be necessary to replace the LOPT. Just resolder as many joints as you can see. Usually the ones reponsible for arcing will leave visible signs of burn. The acrid smell you detected was probably ozone (given off when high voltage ionizes oxygen in the air). Good luck, if you haven't already solved the problem.

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