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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sounds as if your home power distribution / Fuse board has an earth leakage trip and is sensing a leak on the trolley, perhaps the other house is not so well protected, or the Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker ( ELCB) trip is faulty. It would make sense not to use the trolley until you have had it checked out
More than likely tripped the circuit breaker for that circuit in the main breaker panel. I would check they should be labled for which one controls the lights for that room. Just turn it off and back on to reset the breaker switch.
As an electrician, when someone loses more than 1 item of electronics in a day, its almost 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. GFCI = ground fault circuit interruptor 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. The converter box may be replaced by DirecTV, you'd have to contact their customer service at http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/customerservice 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), and also turn off the breakers to unneeded house circuits (which kills the wall switches that control interior lighting - forcing a burglar to use their flashlight instead of interior lighting) which is the least convenient lightning protection, but highly effective, and cheap (free).
Yes its fine to turn the power off at the power point. In fact this saves money because there is no idle appliance power drain. It is also a safe practice to disconnect the power at night or over longer periods of inactivity because there have been instances where plasmas in particular have caught on fire. Turning the power off will not affect your friends LCD TV they are designed and built by engineers who incorporate power surge protection. The circuit breaker should be one of very good quality and if this is the case then your friends LCD will be fine.
Talk to Sylvania about your TV. If your TV is fried (if it's off it's still vulnerable) they MIGHT be nice and replace it. I recommend you protect all your electronics with surge protectors, since they'll help you should this happen again.
Switch it to the off position and then back on. If it clicks off again, you have a short circuit somewhere. Unplug all devices on the dead circuit, and again flip the breaker off and on. If it goes off again, you've a serious wiring problem and need a qualified electrician.
If it stays on, plug in the devices/appliances again one by one and turn them on. If one of them makes the breaker go off, unplug it and repair o replace it.
1) Try with a different surge protector. The oine you're using could have a short-circuit
2) Try without a surge suppressor, at least for a day
3) Does the circuit breaker trip when something else starts running? Your microwave, fridge, dishwasher, etc.?
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.
The only option you have is to replace the circuit breaker for one that has more Amps, but doing so on your own without having and electrican check if the wiring will hold the extra load is extremely unadvaisable. You may end up with an electric fire in your hands.