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Popping sound and picture goes out

I have a phillips 60p8342 60" rear projection television. When i turn it on i hear a loud popping noise and the picture goes out.

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Sounds like the flyback or the picture tube. Either items can cause this. If the pop comes from the rear right side its the flyback. If the sound comes from the lower front behind the speaker grille its the tube. Let me know what you discover as I have access to any of the parts you would need.

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