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Loud electrical sounds

Same issue as previous poster... I was watching tv then all of a sudden, a sound simalar to something being "electricuted" and the tv screen went blank. Now when I press the power button, all u hear is a rapid clicking sound in the back and the tv wont turn on. My TV is 2 years and 6 months old. Please advise as to what can be done to fix this.

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Re: Loud electrical sounds

It sounds like the Power transistor that drives the High Voltage Transformer shorted out. The rapid clicking sound you are hearing when pressing the power button now is that of the power supply starting to come up, detecting a short circuit and shutting back off again, preventing further damage. It is likely that the HV Transformer is shorted as well which usually causes the Output transistor to fail. Since the set is only 2 1/2 years old, it is probably worthwhile getting it to a repair shop as long as you have been very satisfied with the picture quality up to this point. If the picture size was larger than you needed, you might consider going down to a 37" LCD HDTV set. Toshiba is tops in this category IMHO.

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