I have a useful donation if somebody can get it working
Before I bring this beast to the recycle center, I thought I would check with our members to see if anybody would take a look at it and find out what the cause of the pop that broke the picture. If we can get it working it would be great for a lounge as it has the modern inputs, is HD, and large enough to have a group of folks watch.
But because it is broke, my wife wants it gone, soonish, so I was not going to just drop some ewaste on the group unless we have somebody who knows their way around a TV and is willing to spend the time to look at it.
I will dispose of it by Friday unless I hear from somebody who would like to give it a try, it is 6 years old, and other than the occasional lockup has worked fine. But recently we started to use it more, and last Thursday it went Pop, and the picture went out. If you need more details, PM me.