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Zenith Z50PX20 I've been told we need a new plasma screen that would cost twice as much as the orginal tv. The tv made a popping sound, and then the screen looked like a photo negative. If we still have some picture, is it possible there is another problem other than the plasma screen?

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  • JLLJR Feb 28, 2008

    I have someone who has electrical troubleshooting experience. How would we check if this is the problem?

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It is quite possible the magnesium capacitor next to the continium transformer needs replacement.

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  • radarman19 Feb 28, 2008

    just unsolder one joint of the capacitor and check with a DMM to see if it has 75 gigawatts of power flowing through it.

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