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Intermitent burning smell.

Recently have sensed burning smell. First time last week thought it was something else. Second time pinned it down to the TV. No smoke. TV continued to work fine. Was strong, had to vent entire house and smell still came came out after turning TV off. After some internet DIY education today I took the back off and dusted the thing. No obvious signs like bulging capacitors or burned components. Cautiously watched TV today with back off, from time to time smelling and watching to see which board is the culprit. TV worked fine and may have to keep on doing that for a while. Did notice a green light blinking in the back. Don't want to call a technician until the problem is narrowed, otherwise could end up repairing the wrong board, costing more than a new TV. BTW, in addition to the two burning smell events, continuously the TV is giving off a nasty chemical emission. Can't really smell it, but I can taste it. However impossible to pin down as taste buds aren't that quick and it takes a while for the sourness to be felt. Actually feels like the milder version of the burning smell. I guess I could let the TV on for many hours until it gathers enough heat that in the afternoon the event might repreat to determine the cause. Appreciate advise.

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