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My 42" samsung plasma is not working

I turned on my tv which is a 42" samsung plasma it made a loud pop and sparks flew out the back in the top left hand corner. The tv went black now i get no picture or sound all it does is keeps clicking like it is trying to turn on. What is wrong with. Can anyone help

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My advice.

Remove power from it until the service folk can check it out.

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i have unplugged it

was hoping someone could tell me what could be wrong with it so i can fix it myself dont have money to take to the shop

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Look at the details you provided.

No model number so no one can see if anyone else had this failure. You also didn't share if you do your own repairs such as "I design electronics and have a shop with all the usual meters and oscilloscopes."

With such a catastrophic failure if you did your own repair (please I wish I could make this easier to read) then you would have dived in to see what had black scorch marks on it and consider replacing that part or boards.

Your posts sound as if you don't repair such things.
Bob

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No I have never fixed a tv I have been watching vidoes online and think i can do it, just not sure what i am looking for or what may be wrong. The tv is about 5 years old has always been perfect, the model # is HPT4264X/XAA its a 42" PLASMA. I just do not have the $350.00 to take it into the shop. Thought if i did it myself i could save some money.

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As we know.

TV repair is such that you take the usual classes at the colleges and more. Today I'm finding folk that have never repaired such things get upset that you can't detail the repair in one paragraph. Well I could but then you may need 350 bucks.

Sorry to hear about your loss.
Bob

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tv failure

Sounds like a capacitor failed on the PC board. Unfortunately when this happens, it usually also cracks the internal glass panel of plasma tv's. If you read the many threads about Samsung plasmas, you may also believe it is a design flaw, that the company will not help you with.

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Same thing happened to me last night.

Did you figure out a way to fix this yourself? The same thing happened to me last night and I'm trying to figure out if I should crack open the back and have a look or just suck it up and take it to someone for repair.

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