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TV turns on, but no sound or picture from any of the inputs

Lightening ran into my house on both the electrical and cable feeds.  Now my RCA HDLP50W151 will turn on allowing me to operate the menu screen and search for the inputs.  However, no picture or sound being received on any inputs from known working component sources.

Also, Yamaha 5650 A/V receiver will turn on, but no component output or sound output.

Any suggestions/solutions.


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I don't know if I had any lightning, but it is possible because my DVR/Cable box was operating on limited capacity right before this started. I unplugged everything to reset the DVC/Cable box, and when I turned the tv on, I got real tv sound for a few seconds and then a "no signal" message in the center of the screen. This happens every time I turn it on. It is not the DVR/Cable box because I hooked it up to another tv and it works fine. It's not a bulb because I would still get this other person, none of my inputs will pick up the cable. I really don't want to just have a random service person in here to charge me to figure it out if someone can lead me down the right path to getting it fixed. Please help, I love this tv and don't want to replace it. LH

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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