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Lightning strike a recent lightning strike hit a tree by my house and has disabled my tv. when you plug it in the green power light stays on but the tv dont come on. I found the fuse next to where the plug comes into the tv and i tested it with a ohm meter and its ok. Is there anything i can do to fix it or is it a boat anchor

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Hello bkindle.....not a boat anchor YET!!!! Had similar problem with WS-55513 and it turned out to be a faulty DM board. There are 4 capacitors on the board that may have blown. If yo can solder, it is a pretty easy repair. I purchased a PDF manual for mine online to get familiar with the model.

Otherwise, you can expect to pay between 275.00 for a repaired board OR between 350.00 and 450.00 for a replacement board from Sears or Mitsubishi.

Hope this helps. I know it is frustrating but be patient.

Good Luck - Richard (MetalDad)

email: PentiumDreams@aol.com

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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Whenever a power outage occurs, quickly power off (or better, unplug) any/all computers, TVs,
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Surge protection can
be provided by the consumer at the power strip (a good one with builtin MOV protection and a
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