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Lightning strike Recently my house was hit by lightning and most everything turned out to be fine except for my xbox 360 and Vizio TV. The TV which is the 42" still works ok but I can no longer use the HDMI or DVI ports. I have read somewhere that there may be a fuse that could have blown? If anyone could help me out I would appreciate it. Thanks,

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Yes there is a fuse, but it is integrated, i.e. a soldered component in the main board. A manufacturers warranty fix would be your best bet or failing that a manufacturers recommended engineer. Please don't use an unqualified person as the main board can be blown if too much heat is applied when changing out the component part.

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This unit needs to be sent or taken in to a service center for complete testing and service. The lightning strike has caused a component failure, in the main board of the television. This is the board that controls all the functions of the television. The customer service telephone number for Insignia is 1-877-467-4289. You can also go to the website www.insignia-products.com. Go to the customer support section and ask them for help getting you television evaluated and serviced. I hope this information helps you solve your problem.

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Heavens, why on earth would there be an external fuse? Thats just silly. Your powersupply board is likely out. If there is still sound then it may be the inverter. You're gonna have to crack it open to fix this one. Did you get any further info from the serviceman?

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Check if all the PCB board intack.Might worth repairing.

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