After lightning storm, tv won't power on. Nothing happens when you press the power button. Other things plugged into same surge protector -- WII and DVD player are all fine. Do you think it was struck by lightning? Can/how to repair?
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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).
Your reasoning about the switch mode power supply being damaged is probably right. Bear in mind that this power supply may not be the only thing that may be damaged in your computer. You won't know for sure until you borrow a power supply and install it into your computer to see if it will work again.
I'm very sorry to hear about your unfortunate new's. I had the same problem in my own home maybe a week ago.
Basically if your power flickered on and off at anytime during this storm then there was a power surge that probably fried your TV. * First check the power where the tv was plugged in. Is it a power strip or a surge protector ? Surge protectors typically have an on/off switch and a separate reset push button.
If it is a power strip then the tv fried because there was nothing to stop it from happening (not even the fuse). If it was plugged into a surge protector then it could be quiet a few years old and not as reliable or the surge was to powerful for the limit on the surge protector.
The only thing you can do personally is send it in for repair if it's under warranty, if it is not then you can have it looked at by an authorized repair technician in your area. Troubleshooting should be fairly low, and you will at least be able to find out your options once they find the defected part.
During a lightning storm, a lightning strike could have induced a high voltage surge in your incoming power lines. Left unprotected from these power surges, the weakest link ( normally low voltage electronic controls) are the most susceptable. Just because you had power available at the wall receptacle after a storm doesn't mean that your washer control system wasn't exposed to one of these surges and got damaged. On the contrary, it is extremely likely that the washer took a 'hit' and was damaged.Other devices plugged into the same receptacle may have survived that hit because electricity travels the path of least resistance.. In this case.. that path may have been thru your washer.. My point being is that your washer could have sustained a power surge and was damaged so don't rule that out. Of course, that surge could have taken an internal fuse or other component out too..