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Sony SDM HX73 LCD screen - pungent odor bugging me

When I inspect the monitor for an odor as I get close and look over the top of the monitor I detect a pungent odor coming out of the vent that has been bugging me for quite some time.  It's awful.  It has REALLY been hurting my eyes and nasal passages.  Any clue what the problem is?

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Re: Sony SDM HX73 LCD screen - pungent odor bugging me

If the monitor is working well you need not worry. If any electrolytic capacitor burst out this type smell may come.

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