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RCA Scenium HD52W140 smoked

Hi, My RCA rear projection tv literally smoked. My dad is is an electronic engineer so we took out the high voltage board and there is a resister that is black and burnt on the board. He said he is certain that is not the only problem, but we can't find a schematic for this tv. Any idea where to find the repair manual or schematic? Or would u know off hand what specific parts to look to replace before we put the board back into the set? The model # on the set is: C357C8011T. Actually a previous service guy added the "T" to the end of the model number, so not sure if that is part of it or not. Believe it or not, this is the 2nd tiem this set smoked and almost caught fire. Not a good product at all. But the first time it was under warranty. Thanks, Aaron

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Hello Here is a link to get the schematic for this set: http://www.servicemanuals.net/results.aspx?type=SM&brand=424&model=%20D52W20 Thank you

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How much does it cost roughly to get this problem fixed. It just happened to me. Thanks..

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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More than likelly, you have a bad HV splitter, or a bad tube. What happens is that if the high voltage is shorted to ground the flyback will backfire and burn the abl resistor. My sugestion is to replace the resistor and disconect the flyback hv lead from HV splitter, if it does not smoke again then ck the splitter to graund, with your ohm metter, is no supposed to read any value.

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