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MY TV HAS SMOKE COMING OUT FROM BACK WHAT DO I DO

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  • lzepeda Feb 08, 2010

    Not cool its not even 2 years old

  • lzepeda Feb 08, 2010

    so this has nothing to do with the backlight inverter? wow this is crazy but it happens i guess thank you

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Bummer, hopefully its under warrenty still, if not, then you need to shop for a new one

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  • rpmccann Feb 08, 2010

    I am so sorry to hear that, this does happen to too many flat screens, usually due to dust buildup inside (not easy to clean) which in turn causes too much heat build up, then parts fail, I woudl highly recomend you add a computer fan or two to the back of your replacement, to prevent this from happening again, and / or at least blow the dust build up out of it every 3 to 4 months. I have seen this failure occure in as littel as 9 months (in homes with fireplaces / dusty enviornments / or smoking homes, as a side note, Apple COrp will deny warranty repairs on any of their electronics that have any kind of smoke residue build up inside of their cases (due to smoking while computing) and its not even listed in their warranrty agreement! Due to smular damage from heat build up

  • rpmccann Feb 08, 2010

    your very welcome, I wish I had better news for you. Unless you are an expreianced relectronic tech then I do not recomend you attempt to repair it,(due to residual high voltage even after its unplugged) but if you do "dabble in electronic componet repair" and are aware od how to do it safly, then watch in your local "Craigs List" or check your local recycling center for the same or simular model TV, if you find one (for very low cost or free) then pick it up, and try swapping parts, you might be lucky, you can kill the smoke oder out using "Fabrese" but must use it very gently, and let it air dry for at least a week before plugging it back in. In case you are wondering, I was a componet level repair tech for the past 37 years, recently retired (just so you dont worry I am just "blowing smoke" to quote a good old phrase, Again best of luck.

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