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Reset light flashing after power surge won't reset

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'Power surge' isn't very descriptive; if you had a nearby lightning stike, that is far more damaging than a line voltage that has gone high momentarily.
I'd first pull the plug and let the set rest overnight in case a protective circuit was tripped and still holding.
If that doesn't help, let it sit again for a while with the plug pulled and remove the lower back panel to view the innards. Tracing visually from the power cord input, you should be able to see if it has a user-replaceable fuse. If not, then the power supply board will likely need repair or replacement.

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First, to answer your last question, not all power outages and subsequent surges are created equally nor are all surge protectors. Also, after a power outage where the subsequent surge is so strong that it got past your surge protector and knocks out your TV and it's never done that before... REPLACE YOUR SURGE PROTECTOR.
However, that being said, in my experience it is unlikely that the TV is going to require a technician. Understand that the person that you spoke with in tech Support is not a technician and is reading off of a list of troubleshooting pages that are more extensive then what's in the manual. What the technician is probably not aware of is that your TV, like most home electronics, has a safety failsafe that requires the device to be separated from power completely before doing a system reset
First, after pressing the button it's supposed to flash for about a minute anyway but I'm assuming that after it's done pressing that the TV is still not firing up.
Unplug the TV, let it sit for an hour, plug it back in (to the wall, not the suspect surge protector). If the light is still flashing, press the reset button again and wait for it to stop flashing and attempt to turn it on again. If it doesn't work, unplug the TV, follow the same steps however, let it sit for 24 hours before plugging it back in. That length of time is not common but some sets do require it.
If none of this works, then I would say that it's time to call a technician.

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