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Sparking on my D52GW12

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When the TV is turned to the one position. The unit is sparking and smoke comes from the piece that looks like the transformer. It is black and stands 4 inches by 2 inches wide, if you are facing the back of the TV it is located on the left hand side.

My questions are:

(1) Can this part be replaced. If not can I replaced the board.

(2) Can this part be replaced by me?

(3) How can I get directions on removing this board.

(4) What will it take to perform this action.

note: I have used a soldering tool before and I'm not a stranger to a computer board.

I thank you for your help.

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  • wheelstire Jan 21, 2008

    Replaced transformer 40351a six mouths ago,work fine. Now set turning off

    by itself.



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This problem seems to be very common. Do a search on google and you will find all sorts of stories of smoke, sparks, flames and melted plastic with these televisions. I believe this common problem with large sparks and flames warrants a recall.

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This is called the flyback. if your technicaly inclined yes solder experence a must. this is and rca tv. you possible can find rca replacement parts. Recently i noticed a price reduction of this Board just depends on the exact model number. You will have to replace the Horizontal output transistor which ussally bad when this happen

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