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Sounded like a light bulb burst...

A friend of mine has a p52960 52in tv and she was watching it and heard a pop (like a light bulb burst) then she smelt a metallic smell. Do you happen to know what it could be and how we can fix it?

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  • khamby_06 May 26, 2008

    Yes the power led lights up when power is pressed.

  • khamby_06 May 26, 2008

    I don't exactly know what it looks like. I have looked on several sites to find one and am having no luck.

  • khamby_06 May 26, 2008

    no I haven't , but what will they look like if they are blown?

  • khamby_06 May 26, 2008

    ok will look

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Sounds like a capacitor blew or the Flyback has shorted. Does the power led light up when power is pressed?

Posted on May 20, 2008

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    Sonny Berry May 26, 2008

    have you checked inside the cabinet to see if you can see a capacitor blown?

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    Sonny Berry May 26, 2008

    Heres a picture of what a capacitor looks like they are just little cans.

  • Sonny Berry
    Sonny Berry May 26, 2008

    They will either be swelled up, or stuff coming out of the bottom or they can actually be loose laying in the chassis.

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