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Rca hd 52w55

The led lit 3x and came on but with no picture! then a burning smell! i unplugged it and removed the panels! no obvious burns found the bulbs appear good but it wont come on or even blink now!

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Re: rca hd 52w55

Its a good chance that your flyback transformer is bad and shorted hori output transistor.Asti replacement parts call 1-800-221-1828

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should have unplugged it when you noticed the smell.

UNPLUG and remove and look at lamp you installed--is something in the housing where lamp goes melted? I hope you did not touch the face of the bulb with your hand or fingers.

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High-voltage can hurt/kill you.. be very careful

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The Burning smell could be coming from either a defective transformer, High Voltage Divider - splitter or solder connections and resistors could be at fault as well. Leave the set unplugged until a Tech can work on it. It will not be a DIY job I'm afraid.

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