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Power surge We had a power surge. Our one TV and computer (in the same room) will not power up. Someone mentioned it may just be the power supply. How can I check this?

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You will need either a digital multimeter or a Power supply tester(recommended) for a couple of dollars on ebay the power supply tester is much easier than trying to test it yourself.

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This is a link to the tester that I own.

I would suggest a better method of surge protection. Go to radio shack and spend about 50-75 bucks on a good surge protector.

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Try plugging the TV straight into the outlet and see if that helps.

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well first is there a fuse you state fuse available not that one is there -----the surge didnt blow the breaker or fuses either if currant made its way to your components --as to why fuse didnt blow --- no fuse ---surge came through ground --surge blew something before fuse blew your case blew power supply

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