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During an electrical storm, both tv's are black,everything else is working

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  • Lynnda La Placa Aug 05, 2008

    this is great, I will show my son in law this answer, first thing in the morning,,the storm was fierce here in Chicago, tornados were spotted,,storm went over us,,but left a living room TV and a 19" dining room one not working,,you said if the fuse is blackened be VERY careful, what did you mean? Daisey


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Good Day, DaiseyLu;

I would recommend an expert to look at your TV's but if you are handy the main fuse may be the problem.

To locate the fuses; follow where the a/c line cord attaches to the PCB (printed circuit board). ALWAYS unplug before attempting any type of service to the TV. The fuses are a small glass type devices, the values will on the fuse itself or on the PCB near the fuse. Inspection of the fuse will tell if it's bad, IF THE FUSE IS BLACKENED BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL.

Good Luck, big IRISH.

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  • MICHAEL MULLINS Aug 05, 2008

    Good Day, Daisey;

    I know what you mean about storms, I'm here in Houston, Texas with a hurricane coming down on us this day, I'm from Detroit, wish I was there now or in Chicago watching the Ballgame, ASTROS.

    The blacken fuse normally means that more then the fuse is bad. Like maybe a regulator or something else in the TV's power circuit.......Just make sure he uses all caution for his safety.

    Good Luck, big IRISH.


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