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My dell plasma went black, power is on as the light indicates and there is a burnt smell in the back

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Switch off and open immediately . It is always good to have an identification of the odour to isolate the issue. so you will be able to see the part that has burnt or leaked out.
It can possibly be high value capacitors that have leaked out , if so wash off electrolyte fully from board before you replace.
If any oher part it is important that you see it first to identify than to speculate.

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Burnt smell = something failed the big way and melted. It's most likely in the y-sus board. To find out which board has been damaged beyond repair you must open the tv and look at them. Once you identify it take it out, read the part code that is printed on it and buy a replacement one - either directly from Dell or from one of the sites that deal in separate components.

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