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Loud pop..smoke smell

We have a 50 inch zenith plasma tv..we heard a crack than a loud pop and had a burning smell. Is this tv worth looking into to have fixed. .

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SOURCE: Broken Plasma TV

The plasma display panel can be replaced part# BN96-03290A lists for $1,460.61 at Andrews Electronics. Throw in $300+ labor to do it and you be the judge.....

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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SOURCE: my 50 inch philips plasma tv has a bad smell

The sypical source of a bad smell is electrolytic capacitors that are failing. Please UNPLUG this unit and have it repaired. There is a slight but definite chance of fire. This is not a major repair effort at this time, but a delay will significantly increase the repair cost. Please have this serviced ASAP.

Thanks,
Dan

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Samsung 50 inch Plasma cracked

Sounds like a stressed area gave way. Plasmas are high vacuum tubes with a lot of unsupported surface so your problem may not be uncommon.

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Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: a large pop and I lost my screen, it turned black

Please take the time (5 min) to file a complaint with www.consumeraffairs.com you will see that you are not the only one with this exact same issue on this zenith plasma model Z50PX2D:
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/search.html?cx=partner-pub-0200629403145096%3Aqt7mbbqybbg&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=zenith+plasma+#1124

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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SOURCE: heard a loud pop in my zenith 50

LG Inside.

Needs either a Y-Sustain or a Z-Sustain.

Whichever has the blown fuse inside.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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