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Panasonic 51" I just replaced both my convergance amplifiers on my Panasonic. When i powered back up, heard small "pop" and then slight smell of somehting burning. Smell went away, no picture, howerver, I noticed the "Power" indicator continued to flash. Any suggestion?? Thanks Chris

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First there are a few questions. Did You disconnect fly back xformer (black honeycomb looking deal with red large gauge wires)? Did you make sure your solder splash didn't bleed over on causing shorted amplfier(s)? Have you identified what component has went home to ma ma? You should see discoloration on either board, replace blown fuse power board replace damage part(s) and go over real good before applying power.

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