it's been sitting here bust for 16mths now. just prior to that it started making a intermittant but regular humming noise which was also accompanied by a static snow / pixalating (?) effect which quite quickly spread across roughly 60% of the screen. the regular screen would come back in places then go again until within a day (actually boxing day!) there was a sudden smell and it died right there. standby light works but thats it. shoulda seeked help before it got terminal but too late now...i'd welcome any ideas on 1/ what caused this? 2/ could it be traced, if not fixed, by my local av repair man without him causing more damage? 3/ any ideas on typical repair cost despite it being under 1 year old when this happened i was told as it was already a replacement unit for an earlier faulty screen that i'd used up any warranty i had and was now on my own. nice. http://www.oldskoolprovider.com ...supplying tunes with intent since 1998!