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Lightning Strike My Brother MFC was struck by lightning (even though it is connected to a surge protector) and now it will not turn on and when I plug it into the outlet it just hums. Would it be more economical to purchase a new one or get it repaired?

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Re: Lightning Strike

Replace with new will need new main board (170 bucks) and modeum board, for best protection it needs a fax filter that protects power line and phone line, standard surge protecter only protects power line

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