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Power surge I think

The TV will not turn on after an electrical storm. The power button still shows a "red" light when plugged in. But TV will not turn on. No clicks, nothing. Tried the "hard" reset. But still nothing. Is the TV salvagable? Could it be a fuse or something that needs replacing? The TV is relatively new but out of warranty and extended warranty. Thanks for your help.

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  • Melvin Rice Feb 28, 2007

    TV is too heavy to "take" to a repair station.



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If you do not get any clicking or sound when trying to turn on the TV set, most likely the main fuse went out. This is almost always due to something else blowing out along or making the fuse to blow out. DO NOT SIMPLY REPLCE THE BLOWN FUSE! If there is other shorts inside the set, and you replace the blown fuse, you can cause more damage to the TV set. The best way to test this set if the fuse is blown would be to hook up a 100 to 150 watt light bulb across the blown fuse, and if there is a short in the TV set the light bulb will glow bright and stay bright. If the bulb lights up and goes dim maybe just maybe you got luck so replace the fuse and see what happens. If the light bulkb stays bright, there is a short in the set somewhere and if you do not have a service manual and a good multimeter and a knowledge of how the TV power supply works, you really should call in a pro to assist you in the repair of this TV. there is just too much High Voltage inside these TV sets to be experieenting around inside of it. Good Luck.

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