We had a storm a week ago and the tv was on a surge protector and sat. and dvd and phone was on same strip. the tv would not power stand but or main. i took cover off back no smell of smoke nothing looks burnt nor does the lockets on strip or wall. is there any hope of fixing or solving this?
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Some surge protectors cut off all power, when they reach the surge protection limit in joules. Power strips have reset buttons to restore power. Try plugging it directly into the electrical wall socket. If it works, then purchase a new surge protector. The DVD recorder may have a internal fuse that has burned open.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no reset on the phone system, and it's a near certainty that a power surge during the storm "fried" the sensitive circuitry in your phone. The same thing happened to me a couple of years ago and I ended up replacing my phone system. A corded phone in the house at the same time lost its ringer during our storm. To this day it still works fine, but will not ring. While you cannot save your present equipment, it's possible to protect your replacement by installing a phone line surge protector (available at just about any store that sells phones or computers) and a whole house surge protector that you install at the main outside breaker box (you'll need to search the web for that one. Look for a SYCOM surge protector).
Please check if your surge protector is working properly now. There is possibility that the surge protector is blown off due to high voltage surge.
Check if your surge protector has a reset switch which some of the surge protectors have.
If the problem still persists then you have to call the technician to replace the safety fuse which is inside the TV. The cost will not be much.
I will personally recommend that you change your TV as it has outlived its life being 10 yrs old.
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.
I'm sorry to hear about the bad news, I had something similar happen to me around a month ago.
Honestly there is not much you can do if it is damaged due to a power surge. Resetting it would be the normal procedure.
Surge protectors only protect equipment up to a certain amount of joules. Basically if the lightning is powerful enough it can damage electronics with that initial surge. You should replace your surge protectors every few years if it is 2-3 years old then it may not be as effective.
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