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Tim Nolan
Tim Nolan, TV Repair Technician
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Experience:  Factory trained TV repair technician. U.S. NAVY trained.
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My Samsung Plasma TV of close to 4 years old started smoking.

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My Samsung Plasma TV of close to 4 years old started smoking. I immediately turned it off when it began smoking the picture and sound were fine. Obviously it needs to be looked at but can it be as simple as a fan has broken?
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-Where was the smoke coming from?

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Tim Nolan
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The smoke was coming from the upper area of the back of the TV. At first a very faint small amount of white smoke that I thought I was imaging it then the smoke (still white) got thicker and wider and I clearly could see the TV was smoking. I turned it off at that time but the picture and sound was still of great quality.
Ok chances are one of your y buffers were burning up, quite common in your model. Bad news here is this repair normally runs $300-400 for repair. The board that is burning up of course will need to be replaced to fix the issue.

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