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My Sony CRT box has started emitting an acrid burning type smell. The picture is fine but there has been some crackles coming out of the speaker.

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  • jonathan618 Aug 22, 2008

    I can't work out how to get the get the back off the TV. I have taken all the screws out but there are two narrow rectangular slots along the top edge at the back of the TV about 5cm from the each outside edge of the TV. Are these some kind of fixing?

  • jonathan618 Aug 23, 2008

    Hi Nate,

    Thanks for your responses. I haven't managed to get the back off but I can now see through the rear panel something that every now and again glows like a burning ember. It's about 5mm long and 0.5 mm wide. Everytime it glows there's a puff of smoke.

    The TV is about 20 years old so maybe it's about time I replaced it. I'll probably look for a used CRT because I'm still not convinced by the picture quality of affordable flat panels.

    Thanks, Jon.



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Are you able to visually inspect the circuit boards and looked for burnt solder joints or cracked ones. Im assuming since you hear crackles they might be burnt if so you can attempt to remove the solder in place and resolder the joint also look for any bulging or leaking capacitors.

lemme know so i can further assist you.

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    Nathan Ayers Aug 23, 2008

    it could be its hard to say if its just seating tab or its something thats mounted inside.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Aug 23, 2008

    ok then dont turn it on or try and do anything else then the damage would be visible if you opened it up for service it is probably best to call a technician and have it repaired proffessionally.



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