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I own a TV manufactured in 1999 and am about to throw it out but want to give it one last shot to try and repair without spending $250+ to have it looked at and possibly repaired by a technician. I found an online posting about replacing a resistor for this model and it gave me hope that I could do something similar to save this tv.

The problem started while watching the tv and the screen all of a sudden died and went completely black. The sound was still on and there was a burnt smell coming from the set. Now the tv will not turn on and there is no audio. After the set has sat in a closet for months I took out and removed the back, plugged in and the tv still does not turn on, there is no audio but there is clicking sound coming from what may be the power circuit board. I do not see any burned out compenents on this board or any others in the set.

Any ideas as to what this may be and how to fix? Would it be possible for an amateur like myself to buy the part and replace and what it may cost? And finally, is it worth repairing this set? Phillips Magnavox TS3258 C101

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Here is some info about your TV.
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