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Tv all the sudden wont turn on and wires smell like they are burn

My rca tv was purchased in 2005 and now wont turn on at all. worked fine last night and went to use it this morning and nothing! it smelt like burning wires in the back so i unpluged it. can anyone help?! when it starts to turn on there is a crackling sound coming from the speakers?

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These sets are known fordeveloping poor connections at the flyback transformer and also having convergence IC supply fuses opening up. This could be a labor only repair. Without seeing the actual TV, I can't say for sure, but these sets are worth the $100 estimate fee. Make sure that the tech looks for poor connections at the flyback. You may find that this is a quick in-home repair.

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Posted on May 28, 2010

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What worked last night and last week does not play any role on what works now. The issue here is power supply that you smelling, and that crackling sound backs it up. Now you have choices but there not all in your favor and you got to expect that when it comes to repair as its going to put a dent in the wallet.

Powerboard/deflection unit $250 plus labor..

Plus whatever got burned inside during this whole ordeal. Concider this: Cost of new verses Repair of old. Also a new tv will give you its life plus 3 years warranty to boot, this tv will give you 90 days after its fixed on the part only, after witch other things can go wroung.

I agree with repair only if your willing to pay for it. There are Quality repair places like www.teexp.com click and check if they can come to you if not you need to check you local listings for a tech locally.

diagnosis: power/deflection unit
Prognosis: 90 days parts/? Labor

please be considerate whren leaving positive ratings and feedback today.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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