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We took a lightning strike and my RCA 20f510td has no indication of power. Is there a fuse that needs to be replaced?

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The faults occurs during lightning strike is not predictable. At present, the power supply inverter section of your RCA ahs damaged. A thorough chekup must be done to detect whether there is any other faults also occured or not during this time. OK.

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My sony bravia NSX-40GT1 is lights...nothing. (lightning strike) If I replace the P/S board will that get it up and running?

First things i would check are the powerpoint and then the fuses
a lightning strike at the powerpole may take out a fuse at the fuse box thus no power at the powerpoint,a power surge could take out the fuses on the powersupply board but check all fuses ,be sure to unplug the set from the wall first.
good luck.


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We had a lightning strike close by and now the TV will not turn on. Is it possible that there is a fuse that is blown?

It can't predict what may have wrong with your TV; becuse the lightning stroke will have trillions of volts when it strike the earth. Even its near presence will spoil the power supply section of any equipements. There is surely a fuse inside it, and you can check after opening the TV. Check it first. If it is burned, make a visual check inside the components of the TV for a burned damaged if any. If you find any of it, please do not put an other fuse and make an experiment with the TV. it may cause more components to be damaged. If no visual burned componets are seen, just put a fuse of same ratings [ratings will be either printed on its rims or indicated by colour bands across it]. If the replaced fuse again gets burned as the set is switched ON, make sure that some components in the power supply is shorted, and a through checkup should be done. Contact any experienced service technician to do the work. OK.

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Bad storm, lightening strike outside then TV went off and will not come back on.

I would start with your power supply. If you took a surge it is possible that you only blew a fuse. If it is a blown fuse, make sure you only use the same type fuse.

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Lightning strike, blows internal fuse (6.3v 125/250) on plug in.

sounds like the lightning strike took out at least the power supply if not more. sorry to be bearer of bad news.

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My fridge was damage by high voltage of electricity is doesn't switch on at all ,Model sv2118si 660 litre Sumsung


When you say that your fridge/ white goods appliance was damaged by high voltage, we need to exactly what the voltage source was that did the deed.

If you are talking about a bigger voltage input source, from the mains suupply, then it is likely you would have had a fuse within the plug that would have blown. This should be the first thing you will check regardless of the voltage.

If however, you are telling me that your house took an in-direct or worse still a direct whack from a lightning strike, then my dear friend you have quite possibly a totally deceased appliance. For a start, such a strike could melt your plug and possibly socket. The fuse inside the plug wouldnt be a relevant factor here; because if the lightning made it from the sky to the ground, I am sure it can cross a 40mm gap within a plug. Then the lightning surge would simply travel up the power cord, knock out your gas pump, stepdown transformer and any lights or motors within the appliance. The cost of changing every part here is not worth it. You would be better off claiming on insurance or simply buying new.

there are a few ways you can investigate what has caused this, and possibly cure the fault, unless it is a lightning strike of course that is responsibe.

The first thing to do here is dismantle the mains electricity plug that is attached to the fridge. Check the small fuse inside this to see if it is functioning. You can do this in many ways. The best I find is to get a multimeter or the appropriate tester and perform a continuity test. See this link below

If the fuse is broken, then change it and repeat the test; YOU MUST replace the fuse with what the original one from the manufacturer was.

If the fuse is working, then your fault is elsewhere and you will need to perform the above tests on various components relevant to your fridge.

The worst case scenarioo is the lightning strike; and in order to identify this, you will need to do one or two simple things.

Firstly, head to your main consumer unit (fusebox) and check that all of the fuses are in the "closed" or "on" position. Open fuses indicate a power surge or a short circuuit somewhere on your supply, but relevant to your fridge. RCD circuit breakers all narrow down the searching to one localised area. You should also do this test for identification of original fault.. The same for when you as above check your main fuses.

If the fuses on the consumer unit are "open", then either replace them if you have to, or you simply either push them back in or move them to the "closed" position. Also check that the consumer unit is not damaged in any way, as you would expect from having too much electricity put through it. Fire damage, warping, blackening, discoluration, bent or broken components are all good indicators of this.

Another test you may have to do, is simply look around your house. Has anything else been effected. If it has, then it is likely that it was a lightning strike or something equally as damaging, if no, then it could simply have been a power surge that only really effected your fridge. Even so, is any of your other electronic and white goods items behaving oddly? TV menu keeps appearing or going into standby? Is the lights on your DVD player behaving erratic or does discs keep being ejected at atrange times? What about your computer or laptop; do these strangely start playing up? If so, then either the lightning strike is to blame or you have had a powersurge.

Once you have done theseinvestigations please let me know the outcome and if it is negative, Iwill gladly advise you further.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and hopethis is the fixya for you;

Yours sincerely


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