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Recently there was a storm in my area. Satellite quit working then TV went out. TV is on a surge protector and nothing else quit working but tv. The power light blinks and nothing can be done to make TV come on or stop the blinking. Have tried unplugging to no avail. My TV is 3 mos out of warranty and I can't believe it just quit working. Sharp Aquos 32in flat screen

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Usually the blinking indicates a power section problem. That could have been from a power surge. Thats a shop job to fix. Since its out of warrenty you need to get an estimate first. Repair costs can be more than a new tv. Last one I saw was $450ish. If you have any local tv repair shops talk to them , then talk to sharp and get contact info for the repair depot and talk to them. Get estimates from all, then compare that to a new tv cost and you will know which way is best for you to go.

Unless you spent almost as much on the surge supressor as the tv they are only actually meant to protect the wiring in the house. The do not react fast enough to actually stop a power surge. They just cut off a short circuit problem so the house wiring doesn't overheat and burn the house down.

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