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TV was struck by lightning

I am almost certain it was struck by lightning. Just wondered if there may a fuse to replace that I could check, or is it trash now.

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    TV was struck by lightening. I have a blue and yellow shading to the left of the images. I was told by someone who had the same problem that it is just a fuse that needs to be replaced and it's about 20 bucks for the part. I cannot find the name of that fuse anywhere though.

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If it was struck by lightning, the surge would completely fry the insides of your TV. Your TV probably won't work anymore and you may have to consider replacing it. Some TVs have accident warranties so something like this could be protected, but if not, you will have to purchase a new one.

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