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Our JVC digital tv & panasonic hard drive (10mths old) says it has no signal after we had a storm last night. I've tried switching things off & turning them back on and I also changed the HDMI port that the hard drive was connected to. Nothing has worked!

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Probably got jolted. you would need to get the TV checked with a meter by a qualified tech.

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This was my original reply until I saw the light.

So, Hopefully one of these will answer your queerie.

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