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Home struck by lightning, power surge and TV no longer works

Home Owner's insurance required repair estimate or declaration TV is not repairable

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Stopped working after a storm


Did you have a power surge after a loss of power? If so your TV is ruined from the surge. In the future use a surge protector if don't already.

Aug 20, 2016 | Televison & Video

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My tv turn on about 1 muniute than black out ?plese tell me what's problem with tv Sony KDF-E60A20 60


Hi Tommy, it sounds like the inverter board is going out. Depending on age of television, it would be worth getting an estimate from service company. Try and recall if there has been any power outages, power surges, electrical strikes, etc. that may have caused board to fail. If hit by lightning, home owners insurance will pay a portion of repair bill.
Hope this helps,

Jan 22, 2011 | Sony KDF-E60A20 60 in. LCD HDTV

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My home was struck by lightening and my 48 inch HD tv is not working but makes a strange noise. I need a repair person to give me an estimate for a repair or replacement for my insurance. can you help?


I have worked on many televisions in my time and have yet to bring one back to life after a lightning strike.
My best suggestion is to get a quote from a local servicer and get a replacement from the insurance company.
If you need any further help please reply to this post.
I hope that this helps you with this issue.
Thanks for using Fixya.
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Jul 26, 2010 | Toshiba Televison & Video

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Insignia TV does not come on


OK if you dont want to pay for this, claim it as FUSION on your home insurance policy. Any legitimate service person can repair this.

But fill out an insurance form and get 3 quotes first.

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Sep 11, 2009 | Televison & Video

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I have a 58'' HP Pavillion Projection screen TV. It was struck by lightning. the power cord is good. It will not turn on at all, no fans running, etc. What do you think I will have to fix?


As u have just said that it was struck by lightning the only way to get the TV back working is to replace burnt items on the moterboard .becouse lightning must have demaged some components on the power supply, if possible i would preffer a new power supply board

Aug 31, 2009 | Televison & Video

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Killed by lightning, have power, no picture...


The warranty does not cover lightning, check if your insurance covers it.
A lightning strike on such panel ( HDMI ) is very difficult to repair and if not impossible.The HDMI connector is hooked to the ground of the TV set so everything could be damaged.
My advice is not to repair.

Aug 10, 2009 | Panasonic Viera TH-50PZ80U Plasma TV

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Tv struck by lightning


You wont be able to fix the TV your self as the power circuit board may have blown - consult a qualified repair man. Buying a surge protector for your expensive electronic goods is highly recommended.

Jul 10, 2009 | Panasonic PT-51HX41 51" Rear Projection...

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We had a near lightning strike and now my tv (sanyo model ht27744)doesn't want to come on.


Lightening may have caused a surge on your power lines to the house and to the outlet the TV was on.
Do other things work on that outlet? If not you tripped a power breaker.If they do work check this.
Unplug the TV for 2 min or more and plug back in.
Try bypassing your surge protector you had it plugged into. It could have died when the lightening struck.
(no surge protector?) Bet you'll buy one for your next TV.
Look for 3000 joules and up rating for a surge protector and insure it has protection for a cable/antenna input too.
If this doesn't work the TV may be fried or internal fuse blown.
Time to take it to a repair shop or depending on it's age (5 years+) it may be time to buy a new TV and surge protector.
Near Lightening strikes can effect appliances from several inputs that could be affected from outside like Power, Cable, Antennas, Phone Lines that come into your house.

Jul 06, 2009 | Sanyo Televison & Video

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Sony KV-20FV12 channel will not change


Pasted from another message I just posted-

It may be too late for this advice, but if you live in a lightning prone area, you should consider having a 'whole house surge protector' installed.
The cost should be well under $300 (a lot less if you install it) and with the included insurance (most often for $25,000) it is a good investment.

If your house was struck, I'm surprised you don't have a list of things that no longer work.
No, I don't think it is worth the cost of a repair, if you can even find someone to do it for you.
Most of us are retired-

Jun 24, 2008 | Sony KV-20FV12 20" TV

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Lightning strike


Lightning hits do some nasty damage to electronics.
Alot of times that type of repair is part of an insurance claim. The insurance company requires estimates and will repair them up to the cost of replacement.

If you arent dealing with an insurance claim on this I'd still recommend a professional estimate.
Lightning damage sometimes is confined to the power supply and once repaired could be fine bit in my experience most items that take a nasty hit are a write off.

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