After a short pop the screen went blank. There was the smell of electrical burning. I unplugged all the equipment. After a few minutes plugged the equipment, i.e. plasma, cable box, receiver, and dvd. All other equipment turned back on and appears operational except for the plasma. Light comes on showing power, but no picture. If it was just not receiving a signal, a screen saver would be on on the screeen showing no signal. Any suggestions?
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Re: Plasma screen went blank.
It could be a few components like the tuner or the component that processes the still images to display on the plasma screen, I forget the technical name for it.
Either way you look at it, a part has clearly blown and there's no quick fix. You'll need a professional to take a look inside it to determine what's wrong with it. However, if you're confident enough to open it up, you'll most likely see burn marks where a component has burnt out.
Mind, if you open it up, not only are you putting yourself in high danger, but you'll void your warranty if you still have it left.
If you do in fact still have warranty, my only recommendation to you would be to return it under warranty.
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You could post to the Tablet category and get a solution from a Tablet expert. If it's under warranty return it. Has the Cord/charger been damaged due to pulling on the cord while plugged in causing a short or loose connection? If the "pop" is followed by a electrical burning smell, return or have a Qualified Tech take a look at it, it COULD be a fire issue if left unattended and plugged in.
That tv is very close to catching on fire. UNPLUG IMMEDIATELY. When electronic equipment is old they dont just stop working sometimes. Sometimes the electrical current starts burning the wires and the dust inside. there is a definare odor to electronics burning or shorting out. smell around the air vents in the back of the TV. youll know if wires were burning its a distinct odor
No that is a very dangerous situation. What is sounds like is you had a short that blew apart but not completely damaging the wires. You should unplug, and open it if its out of warranty and inspect the wires. If the wires are partially burned it can heat up and cause an electrical fire.
I fix this problem with CRT computer monitors alots when it was popular.Ur high voltage is dead, FBT,The flyback transformer,and the horizontal Transistor it dead.The FBT,the big block of plastic with a red wire with cap hook to Ur CRT,"H" transistor to the left steal square side wall.The problem is easy to fix,if u
have some basic sodering skill."H" Transistor is easy
to find.But FBT,it hard to find these day.If u want to tries to fix.Here are some websites might have the FBT for the Sony Tv. Shopjimmy.com,Tv repair World.com,Ebay.com.
A model number will help to provide more details, but hte likely problem is a shorted horizontal output transistor or the flyback has failed. Depending upon the age and model, the parts may no longer be available. Can you please update this with the model and I'll get you more details.
Any set is repairable. It is the question of the cost and the availability of replacement parts.
It sounds like a component overheated and blew. Most likely there will be collateral damage where other components will also be damaged.
The failure could be in the power supply, or in any of the main drive circuits in the set.
You will have to call for a service estimate. In considering the age of this set, my preference would be to go out and get a descent LCD or Plasma set. The picture quality and performance of these new sets are far superior to the one you have!
Well that pop had something to do with the power components inside the TV frying. I would have to say there is nothing you can do to repair it as its dangerous to work on such things. I wouln't waste my time bringing it to a repair shop they will probably tell you to just buy a new one.
Have the plug checked.......kill power to it for now. Try the washer in a different circuit. It sounds like the circuit feeding the machines is damaged and is carrying enough voltage to handle the displays but cannot carry enough amperage to run them. Any time you smell burning around electrical equipment, it's a good idea to shut off the power to the equipment