What caused my HDTV to die?

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  1. ethan_l

    ethan_l Stunt Coordinator

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    I've only had my samsung RP HDTV for a little over 2 weeks
    and last night while, I was watching DVD
    I heard a pop noise from the TV and it shut off

    at first I thought it was a power surge
    but nothing else was effected
    my DVD/Soud system and TV were all plugged into the same
    surge protector and none of them powered off

    anyways, my TV no longer turns on, and I definately smell
    something like burnt plastic coming out of the back

    how the hell did this happen?

    any ideas?
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    Apparently the interrocitor capacitance exceeded specs momentarily.
     
  3. Tappan

    Tappan Auditioning

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    the same thing happened to me on my 53" sony hdtv. did you by any chance notice any discoloration or the look as though it was out of focus? also it is possible that a surge would fry only one thing, even if different things are plugged into the same place. a surge follows the easiest and weakest target. however i don't think your tv was surged because most surge protectors are designed to shut down after they get a surge, so if your surge protector still works your fine. please write back as soon as you can i'm eager to figure this out.
     
  4. Kevin P

    Kevin P Screenwriter

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    Something shorted out, perhaps a component in the power supply. It was probably a defective component that gave up the ghost.

    Another possibility is a power surge killed something, or a CRT arced and burned out a component in the power supply.
     
  5. Allan

    Allan Stunt Coordinator

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    That exact thing happened to my JVC tv abpout a month ago. Same pop noise and shut down and has not worked since. Anyone have any clue if this is worth fixing? The TV is 4.5 years aold and I already repalced it with a Sony HDTV, but I still have the JVC sitting around waiting to be tossed out...

    Allan
     
  6. stephan_r

    stephan_r Auditioning

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    sounds like a power supply capacitor popped...let us know what the tech says
     

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