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TV won't turn on

I'm pretty sure that my house was hit by lightning, or at least a near miss. My TV will not turn on. Is there a fuse in this TV that may need to be replaced?

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  • dparlato2 Jun 25, 2008

    Both the VCR and the TV were the only things hooked up to my antenna on top of the house. These were the only 2 electronics that stopped working. I didn't even blow a fuse in the house.

    I was hoping that this model of TV has some type of internal surge protection that I could check before I called the repair man.

  • sjk1991 Aug 06, 2008

    I have a similar problem. Paused a DVD, came back and the red power light was flashing with the TV off. Only way to stop the flash was to unplug the TV. Plugged it back in and pressed the power button. Started to boot up then shut down before any image displayed on the screen. Red power light continued to flash. Can't find anything about this in the owner's manual. Any advice? The cable was also out but now that is back on.



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It may be too late for this advice, but if you live in a lightning prone area, you should consider having a 'whole house surge protector' installed.
The cost should be well under $300 (a lot less if you install it) and with the included insurance (most often for $25,000) it is a good investment.

If your house was struck, I'm surprised you don't have a list of things that no longer work.
It could just be an expired TV.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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    Steve Allison Jun 25, 2008

    Those two items along with PCs are among the most sensitive.

    If either of the failed items had any protection, it would be a cheap part intended to protect only against very short, low energy spikes on the power line and even those get tired after a few hits.

    If they were internally fused, the fuse may have died too late to protect much of anything or even as a result of other component failures.

    Fuses in general, in AC operated gear, protect mostly against setting fire to your home.

    They don't do much for the equipment in which they are installed.



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