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Plasma dead my plasma popped and had a nasty smell, resulting in no picture and no sound. model is a p4 (2003) vizio any ideas? All i have found on line is the high voltage transistors on the circuit board.

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Re: plasma dead

Unfortunately its a trip to the repair shop. This model is no longer available so it might make that much harder to get parts. Most reputable shops will look at it for a low labor charge and tell you your options. If they fix it they will subtract the labor for looking at it. Consider if it costs less than 50% of the cost to buy a new one it's worth it. Over that buy a new one. Also consider how old your TV is and much longer will it last. Best advice I can give you.

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Wow. This is more comon than I thought. My 50" Vizio plasma just went out as will after a loud pop noise. Power button is still lit. Sound continue to come through but no picture. I will dig into it and see if I can find a appropriate solution.

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