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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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  • anastasia1 Aug 27, 2007

    do you think it is a transister? does this model have a light or bulb?



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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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  • Jerry Hess Aug 27, 2007

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