I have a westinghouse 32" tv and started smelling a burning smell. Then heard a pop and the picture went out. I've read on this website that it could be a defective transformer so i checked and sure enough it is. Is this a part that I can replace or is the tv trash now?
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Hello, it sounds like you need to replace the inverter board on this unit. I would recommend opening the unit from the back cover, get the part # for the inverter board (long green board normally running accross the edge of the TV) and go to www.shopjimmy.com, they should have it in stock and if not you can try www.invertercentral.com, they should also have it.
The problem may cause by the defective transformer on Power supply board. there are 3 transformers on the power supply. http://www.lcdparts.net/LIPSInverterDetail.aspx?InverterOriginal=4H.B0700.051 Please do the vision inspection on power supply, you should be able see the obvious burn on one of these three big transformers.
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.
This may be an easy problem to fix. If you heard a pop sound, it's possibly a burnt cap on the powersupply. Check caps C521, C522, C517 or any burnt caps on the RA-3 chassis. Obviously be careful when checking.