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Power surge tv had a power surge go through it and now I cannot turn tv on. My tv does not power up as a result of an outside wiring problem. There was a broken ground wire from the pole to the house, which has since been corrected. The tv was plugged into a surge protector, which did NOT trip. I replaced the fuse and still have no power. There was a second tv similarly afflicted and changing the fuse fixed its problem, as did changing the fuse in the surround sound system that was on the same surge protector as the RCA tv. The model is 27V520T. Is it permanently dead or is there something else I can swap out? Thanks.

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