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Both lights on JVM1642AB blew. Replaced bulbs, still don't light.

Both work surface lights on my GE JVM1642AB blew within a few days of each other, the second one before I had a chance to get the first one replaced. When the second one blew, I heard a loud popping sound. Both bulbs broke off in their sockets and were very discolored. I replaced the bulbs, but they still do not work. I know this microwave is 10 years old, but everything else still works on it. Is there anything I can do to get the lights to work?

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Something wrong on the curcuit board, to much voltage

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