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TV won't turn on

Hi, I have a 32" Panansonic Viera LCD TV and last night I think it got affected by a power surge resulting from a lightening strike to the house/ area (could have been through the ariel socket or power).
Now it won't turn on at all. Is it completely ruined? Being an Australian TV it doesn't have a fuse in the plug socket, so it's not a cable fault.
Could it just be an internal fuse or failsafe of somekind that has blown - in which case is it easy to repair?
It was a very expensive purchase, I'm hoping it wouldn't get destroyed that easily.
lightning strike fried our computer, air condiioning, sump pump, etc. My
year old polaroid 1511 won't turn on. Is there a fuse inside that can be fixed or is it totally gone? Thanks, Marie

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    Thankyou very much for your promptness and thoroughness of

    your answer. I really appreciate your help and I am inclined to think that it is probably not salvageable. Marie

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I agree with the previously posted comment but there is still some hope.I have fixed thousands of lightning damaged sets and a fair percentage aren't too bad.This repair needs a meter and some familiarity with basic electronics-it is NOT for the completely unskilled or faint of heart.UNPLUG the set-can't say that emphatically enough.Trace the wires leading from the AC cord input to the board they attach to.Most boards have markings and a fuse(f1,f2-etc)will probably be nearby,There will probably be a bridge rectifier,frequently mounted nearby,frequently screwed or clipped to a heat sink.Remove the board from the set if needed(probably will be)and check the fuse.If it measures open circuit it is bad.Measure across all combinations of the 4 legs of the bridge rectifier.If any measure shorted or low it is probably bad.If it appears bad remove it from the board and remeasure.If still measures low it IS bad.Replace rectifier and fuse.and test the tv.If the fuse pops and/or it still won't come on it will probably take substantial skill to locate remaining problems.I would give this about a 20% chance of working,but if you have enough skill to go this far it has a chance and won't cost much.If the parts are bad post a question about getting them and I'll try to help or check listed parts sources on this site for getting them.

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Hello Marie,
I am sorry to hear about your situation. Most tv's do have an internal fuse, so if you open the chassis (which is the back part of the tv and slide it out and away from your circuit boards) the fuse will be located where the cord comes into the circuit board. Look for burnt or scorched spots on your circuit board also while you have the back off. I am sorry to say that most often than not in cases of lightning strikes the damage is expensive to repair and replacement of the devices is usually cheaper. Since the strike got a lot of your devices, it is not looking good. If you have further questions or need more assistance please let me know and I will be more than happy to help.

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