My tv blew a fuse in a lightning storm. i have replaced that and after about a month, the red stopped. is there an easy fix without lugging this thing to a repair shop, and if not will it be worth repairing?
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The main power fuse inside the TV may have blown. The rear cover must be removed to check it. Unplugging the power cord from the wall outlet is the first safety item. Finding all the right screws to remove the cover (without taking out some you shouldn't) is sometimes tricky. When you remove the cover the power cord will still be attached inside, so remove the cover carefully. There is a danger of touching residual high voltage near the picture tube. Carefully look for a fuse near where the power cord attaches to the circuit boards. Often the fuse will be obviously burned open (the small conductor inside the clear glass is melted or the glass is blackened). Replace only with a fuse of the same type and amp rating. Putting a higher amp rating fuse or slower acting fuse can have costly and possibly dangerous consequences. Be sure to plug the power cord in when you do your test with the new fuse. If you haven't done anything close to this before, you may want to refer this job to an expert.
I don't have the same television as you, but once after an lightning storm my television went off, and a repairman told me on the phone what to do. There is a fuse around the area where your plug in cord goes into the back of your tv. It is a small clear round fuse in two silver clips, like a stereo fuse. replace it, at the most you have only lost a few cents. Worth a shot.
my tv did the same thing about one month after i bought it luckily it was still under warranty it turned out that when i had a lightning storm it shorted some fuse inside the part was $100 i tried to replace it myself but it needed a specail tool. good luck
I would check store and see if will take back, my not want to say it was storm. Just don't know first. If will not take back or exchange then open and look for open fuse, or open resistor in Power Supply.
Yes, it's quite possible that you indeed may have sufferd from a Power Spike, induced by lightning during the storm, esspecially if plugged in during said storm. I have had quite a few customers ova the years with this exact problem. I always advise my clients to unplug ALL devices during a storm, and for ones that simply cannot be unplugged then some sort of Spike/Surge Protection device MUST be used. As a matter of interest, I have written many a report to insurance companies to support a claim for a replacement.