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Sanyo 38" TV Went Dead with very Faint burning Smell !!

We were watching it and it just went out sort of
like if you turned it off.. Then there was a very faint burning smell.
Any idea where should i start ?

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Re: Sanyo 38" TV Went Dead with very Faint burning Smell !! - ViewSonic VX900 19" LCD Monitor Computer Monitors

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It's too hot. It may be the transformer or simply dust on the circuit boards. Try using a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment sucking at the vents in back several times each direction. Blowing cool air into the vents as a last resort before calling in an expert would be wise, just make sure your vacuum is pulling from another vent.

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If the screen went black and you can still see faint images of what your computer is currently showing, the typical issue would be a burnt out backlight. For the repair cost, I'd say just invest in a new monitor.
Just to cover the bases, make sure your brightness and contrast settings on the LCD are not set to zero.
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More likely the filter caps failed and may have taken out the inverter fuse and the MOSFET in the inverter circuits also. yoo need to open it up and inspect the inside, see example of failed monitors due to bad caps:

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Check all caps in power supply. Look for the tops of the caps to bulge. Replace any that looks or smell bad, like a sulfur smell. Make sure you put them in the right way. I usually increase a cap that blows. If its a 16v I go to a 25v or a 25v to 35v. keeping the same ufd. Because of the surge, off and on, It helps.

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2-3-4- years old benq FP19G = returned to office after lunch - burned out electronic smell in air - whole section of office electrically dead' - did reset = computer fired up ok - but screen blank...

Benqs have had some quality control issues but from your description the inverter board went on you. It needs to be replaced or repaired. Expect to spend about $100 for the repair so you may want to consider just replacing the monitor.

They can be fixed. The monitor I am using right now was one of those dead ones. It took a few hours to find as the rest checked out and it turned out to be a bad ground. Unfortunately when you smell burnt electronics you are not going to get off that easy.

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Wow! You guys...must had watching a really....HOt sizzling movie to make it overheating. Hehehe...
Your inverter are fried, need to replaced a new one. If you still under warranties asked LG to send you a replacement. Have a nice weekend!

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I had the same problem you hear the click but it stays orange which is standby mode never went to red which is on, I also smelled a bit of a burning electrical smell, so I took off the back case and watched the main board sparking and smoking right in front of me, my power supply was fine, be careful before you order a new one. The trouble with mine is that's it's about 99.9% impossible to find a part for it.

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The inverter power supply goes bad all the time on that unit. Go to they have instruction videos on opening the monitor as well as sell parts for that unit.

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