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If you would still prefer that Expert Aric take care of this case, I will respect that wish. But I want to offer something, since your question has been waiting for a while:
- if you heard a 'pop', then something in your TV has, most likely, blown out or been shorted.
- if it has, then you should find a burnt or visibly defective component on one (or more) of the boards, if you inspect each component carefully and closely with some attention.
Look for brown spots on boards, under component(s). Look for capacitors of the 'can' or cylinder type... if they appear to have leaked fluid, or to be bulging at the top or sides, then they are defective capacitors, and need to be replaced for sure.
- also look for blown or burned-out fuses and fusible elements, and replace them (then check them again to be sure) with exact replacements as to ratings.
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