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My sylvania wont turn on.

The circuit breaker in my house popped, i flipped it back on the surge protecter caught a surge, i tried it again but the protecter did not catch the other surge and the tv turned off and has not turned back on. The red led light is on all the time, it just won't turn on can someone please help!

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Power went out in the house and breaker popped off to where the tv was plugged in. When turned back on the tv won't turn on,The little light indicator turns on for about 10 seconds and then turns off?

Was the TV on a surge protector? If not it likely the main circuit board is shorted out. Contact the local power provider and try submitting a claim for damage.

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always traceable to a nearby lightning strike, accompanied by inadequate surge protection for
the VCR/TV/Computer/Stereo/uninsured valuable electronic item/XBOX 360. Surge protection can
be provided by the consumer at the power strip (a good one with builtin protection and a
warranty costs $20, whereas a zero-protection 4-outlet or 6-outlet power strip will cost $4-$5).
Your electrician can provide whole-house protection, or per-circuit protection at
the breaker box, where a GFCI breaker (or better, an AFCI breaker) can be installed.
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AFCI = Arc fault circuit interruptor
Lightning protection is especially important in Florida, which is the "lightning capital of the world."
I've never found a good solution to lightning-fried electronics (random power supply components are destroyed), other than renters insurance or homeowners insurance.
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If desperate, you could try replacing the entire TV power supply as a module, but even this provides
no guarantee of a fix - lightning damage can extend beyond the power supply.
When traveling, I will always unplug everything before I leave (except the security system),
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1) Try with a different surge protector. The oine you're using could have a short-circuit
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4) Check the user's manual of your TV, under SPECIFICATIONS. Check for "POWER REQUIREMENTS". If the power requirements listed is greater than 15 Amps or 1,700 Watts (assuming you live in the USA and your household is 110-120V), then the circuit breaker will almost always be triggered by the TV. Most circuit breakers inside a house are 15 Amps.

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