I'm very impressed with the knowlede given on this site. Maybe someone can help.
I was watching tv this afternoon, and heard a loud pop, followed by a burning smell, with the picture going black. I then turned off the power cord. Few minutes later I turned it back on and heard a buzzing sound for 1 second, then the lamp light flashes a few times the stops, followed by the red standby light, then repeats the whole process. Any help would be apreciated, last hope for this tv as I am not willing to pay $500 for a technician, to the curb she might go.