A series of 40 inch LCD HDTVs by Sony.

87 Questions View all

phillips lcd smells like burning plastic shuts off?

My Phillips LCD 42" was purchased in 2009. A few months ago randomly the TV would turn off or rather screen went black with no sound but TV was still on due to electricity noise and white power button was still lit. I'd turn TV off and on again and it'd be fine. Then the burning plastic smell started also randomly. Both issues became more frequent until a week ago when I heard a loudish pop crackle fizzing type noise and TV turned off accompanied by the smell. It freaked me out so I left it off and pushed power button to totally turn it off. It has been used since then with no problem one time then the smell the next time. It has not been cleaned in years but I don't see a lot of dust at all, I have noticed there is a red orange light on the power supply that I don't remember seeing before. Any ideas on what the issue is? Thanks in advance for any help.

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

2 Answers

Chosen Solution

It's likely that it's overheating or that the caps are going bad. You could try taking the display apart and cleaning it. It may also just be time for a replacement display.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1
Add a comment
Most Helpful Answer

Well (head shaking back and forth, muttering derogatory terms under breath ) just how many warnings do you need?

Consider cleaning the nasty thing and replacing the burned out capacitors.

Oh, unplug it first.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1

Comments:

Again, TV has little to no dust, not sure how that correlates to filthy but clearly judgment isn't your strong point. TV is apparently having same issues as many people complaining on consumer reports website, at least mine has lasted longer than most people with same issue, but none the less with cost of it, it should have lasted a lot longer.

by

Add a comment

Add your answer

tiffany will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 1

Past 7 Days: 1

Past 30 Days: 31

All Time: 31