I opened it up,looked for smoked parts and couldn't find any.There was a electrolytic cap next to the flyback that the heatshrink had shrunk and discolored,but it didn't look burnt.Then I thought,maybe the flyback itself went,and the SHHHH was the HV discharging thru the flyback. Ordered one and the cap from ACME here in Orlando,got it today and installed it. SUCCESS! Cost;$18.00 (here also was a blown 800ma 5mm fuse in the area of the switcher xstr.)
I examined the old flyback and it must have been "repaired" on the manufacturing line,as there was that red HV insulating paint right in the area where the arc discharged to the ferrite core,and I took the core out,and it was applied in 2 places,didn't look like a TV repairman job. It also looked like they didn't pot the coil properly.