We had a fire outside of our house that severed the electrical line. Ever since that, the TV does not turn on. That had happened before with a power outage whole TV needed to be replaced. What can I do. Is it fried
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That tv is very close to catching on fire. UNPLUG IMMEDIATELY. When electronic equipment is old they dont just stop working sometimes. Sometimes the electrical current starts burning the wires and the dust inside. there is a definare odor to electronics burning or shorting out. smell around the air vents in the back of the TV. youll know if wires were burning its a distinct odor
The set should be checked by a tv technician, it indicates bad connections on the board and one or bad capacitors on the circuit board, and safety is important because the set is not operating correctly and can be unpredictable.
Sometimes if the batteries are low in the remote this can happen. I've seen it happen because of old garage door openers as well. There could also be a problem with your electrical wiring...whether it's in your tv or in the house wires...
Try the batteries first though.
Lightening may have caused a surge on your power lines to the house and to the outlet the TV was on. Do other things work on that outlet? If not you tripped a power breaker.If they do work check this. Unplug the TV for 2 min or more and plug back in. Try bypassing your surge protector you had it plugged into. It could have died when the lightening struck. (no surge protector?) Bet you'll buy one for your next TV. Look for 3000 joules and up rating for a surge protector and insure it has protection for a cable/antenna input too. If this doesn't work the TV may be fried or internal fuse blown. Time to take it to a repair shop or depending on it's age (5 years+) it may be time to buy a new TV and surge protector. Near Lightening strikes can effect appliances from several inputs that could be affected from outside like Power, Cable, Antennas, Phone Lines that come into your house.
Try th set in another room, if only to see if this phenomenom happens with other light fixtures or appliances. Would suspect the switching type supply in the TV as suspect if the problem "moves" with the set....accordianman