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Unit is smoking and producing burning plastic smell.

My samsung HT-X40 home theater surround sound system started smoking and produced a strong odor of burning plastic. I noticed that the fan at the back of the unit had stopped, leading me to believe it is the problem.

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  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    i am having the same problem..is there a way to clean it out to stop the smoking? i tryed calling the custmer service and they said nothing to help out..then wouldnt even let me return it!!!..please help!

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    same thing, any answers

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    i have same problem and of course they wont help me either

  • Norse27 Apr 30, 2009

    I have had thesame problem...TWICE. I already sent it back while it was still under warranty, they repaired it for free, even extending the warranty and sent it back. Two months after the extended warranty expired, it started smoking again. I called them back and complained and get trransfered to an executive customer service agent. She extended my warranty again and said she would fix it again for free. I asked her what happens if it happens again, she said they wouldnt be able to extend the warranty for a third time, so if it happens again...we'll see.

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Here's how I fixed mine:

I modded an old fan to have the same connector as the dead fan, and slapped that in. That ended up being loud and having a large buzz, in addition to not pushing much air. So, I cut a 120mm circular hole in the top of the case, removed the shroud over all the capacitors, put the case back on, mounted a slimline fan and made a nice little chimney setup. not pretty, but that means i don't have to buy a new receiver.

Short of that:
1. take it to a repair shop.
2. Buy a new receiver.

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