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Lightning strike lightning hit the tree behind my house and now my tv doesnt work. the power light stays on when the tv is plugged in but the tv will not turn on. does this light staying on mean something. Or is my tv a boat anchor

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  • bkindle Jun 11, 2008

    no it didnt do anything. It doesnt even look like the screen is on. the tv doesnt make any noise like when you turn it on. the light says timer underneth of it but it is right next to the power button. I assume that is the power light it is always on when the tv is on. the power button wont turn the tv off or on the light just stays on as long as it is plugged in.

  • bkey913 Oct 31, 2008

    I hope you all don't mind my interjection , but I am having the same problem. If the pressing in of the buttons ( remote or on tv itself?), don't work, which fuses are you referring? Thanks in advance for your help!

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I have an older Mitshubishi vs-60803 (60 inch model. This is a rear projection HDTV ready system that uses an external converter model RGB-cv10 to creeate HDTV. Everything has been working fine until dish satellite told me to push a mode button on the satellite receiver, to reset and size the picture. This worked on another TV that I have. But in the case here, when I try to get the HD picture back, it won't work properly. What I found out is that if I pull out the satellite card, the system recycles. Then, the Mitshubishi converter goes to solid red dot indicating there is a signal. But ten or so seconds after, the tv screen flashes black and you can hear the sound while the screen stays balck with red zigzag lines on the tv screen. Then after another 10 seconds or so, the screen turns blue. In another ten seconds, the words check HDTV RGBHV cables. I have checked cables actually reversed all and can find no cable problems. And during this, the red light on the converter starts flashing red indication no signal. Any Ideas? Is the lack of signal likely due to cable connection or what. Remembrer all worked fine except the picture size until I pushed the mode button on the satellite receiver.

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Press menu and input both in together on the front of the TV and hold them both in together for 8 seconds then let me know if the LED blinks a two digit code.

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    Sonny Berry Jun 11, 2008

    I would check the fuses one or two of them may be blown due to the surge of electricity.

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Your power outage may have been caused by a nearby lightning strike, or any number of
1000 different reasons that cause power surges, brown-outs, voltage spikes, inductive loading,
and/or utility pole breaker trips and resets (this accounts for your power loss (a pole breaker trip),
followed by restoration of power (the pole breaker automatically reset) - even plain old high electrical demand causing an overload due to air conditioning demands caused by hot weather.
When the pole breaker reset, your TV caught a power surge.
Whenever a power outage occurs, quickly power off (or better, unplug) any/all computers, TVs,
etc. that are not protected by surge-protection.
As an electrician, when someone loses an item of electronics concommitant to an electrical
anomaly, its almost
always traceable to a nearby lightning strike (or the power company provided equivalent), accompanied by inadequate surge protection for
the VCR/TV/Computer/Stereo/uninsured valuable electronic item/XBOX 360/Nintendo Wii.
Surge protection can
be provided by the consumer at the power strip (a good one with builtin MOV 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 surge protection where a whole-house MOV-based (metal oxide varistor) surge protector, or per-circuit protection can be installed with
a GFCI breaker (or better, an AFCI breaker) can be installed.
GFCI = ground fault circuit interruptor
AFCI = Arc fault circuit interruptor
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Your only real hope for an economical fix is to look for a blown fuse, and replace it.

If desperate to attempt a fix on your own, you could try replacing the entire TV power supply as a module, but even this provides
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When traveling, I will always unplug everything before I leave (except the security system),
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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).

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