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SMOKE CAME OUT THE BACK OF THE TV AT THE TOP

THE SCREEN WENT BLACK BUT WE STILL HAD SOUND. I PULLED THE PLUG. I AM TRYING TO GET THE BACK OFF SO I CAN SEE WHAT BURNT. I WAS LOOKING FOR A DETAILED MANUAL. THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP YOU MIGHT GIVE.

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I have this same exact tv, but the 42" model and it did the same exact thing with my mom. she gave it to me to look at and fix. my friend came over last night and we checked it out and it looks like either a tube or two needs to be replaced or maybe the inverter board needs to be replaced.
turn it on and see if it does anything... turn the lights out with the tv turned on an input and shine a very bright flashlight on the screen to make sure the lcd is still working. if you can see the picture with a flashlight the lcd still works, but the backlight it out and that either means replacing some tubes or replacing the inverter board. keep in touch if you want, like i said, we have the exact same problem it seems my email is cgrif033 at hotmail.com replace the at with @

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