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Samsung PS-42S5H Folks, I have a 42 inch Samsung Plasma that I bought 2 and a 1/2 years back. Since yesterday, I am not getting any picture or sound when I try and turn on the TV -- connections are fine, also, there is definitely some burning smell when I bring my nose above the panel, particularly above one side of the panel. Pls advise folks, Thanks

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Since you smell it above one side of the panel I will guess the right side (from the front). This is where the Y Sustain board is located, it has large heatsinks over the drive ic's to dissapate heat. If the ic's are bad this is more than likely the smell. This board controls the scan of the picture and drives the plasma panel. I would definatly have a technician look at the unit, these are normaly econimical to repair.

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