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I have a Sanyo 42" Plasma TV. Possibly hit by lightning, and won't come on. Model # DP42740-05. Is it salvageable?

Hello, I have a Sanyo 42" Plasma TV, that will not come on at all. Model # DP42740-05. March 25th, we got hit by lightning. It took out the landline phone, internet modem, burned out some bulbs in an overhead light, took out the DirecTV box, and this Sanyo TV. Everything is up and running again, except the TV. Luckily we had a back up TV. When you plug it in, you can hear a click, but nothing comes on, and the on-off switch, and indicator light does not come on. Just wondering if you would have an idea if this TV is salvagable. I've watched a lot of You Tube video's. That's where I found your email, and website. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Rick Wegner(Ks.)

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Check the site linked here. Pull up older posts. Surf the site with patience. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Details about how to check and repair a TV has been already hit by lightning is described.

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Probably not worth repairing as it would be cheaper to buy a new tv.

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