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F36650 I was watching tv when all of a sudden it started making a popping sound. The picture went out & the tv started smoking. The tv is only 4 years old.

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  • JJAustin Nov 10, 2007

    set began making a popping/buzzing electrical sound while viewing, and then went blank. green power light on top of set blinks slowly. no picture.



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Bad flyback transformer = 257805 or Asti 2078..........T.

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