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My Samsung Plasma TV of close to 4 years old started smoking.

I immediately turned it off...
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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3/25/2011
Tim Nolan
Tim Nolan, TV Repair Technician
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Thank you for posting your question on Just Answer! I will be happy to help you with this problem. Can you please give us some more information so I can better answer your questions.

-Where was the smoke coming from?


Please give me this information and I will be happy to assist you further.

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Customer reply replied 6 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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