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Will not power up

I had a surge protector for this tv and we had a bad lightning storm. I believe the overload prtection inside the tv is damaged or tripped. I do not know where to start. The red power indicator light comed on but no screen from there.

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    During a power outage the electrial power went on and off in rapid succession while we were watching our HD TV. When power was restored the TV would not turn on. It was hooked up to a monster surge protector. Can this be repaired?

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If the red light is on for the lamp you need to change the lamp out. if it is another light you will have to have the tv looked at. with lighting there is no telling what could have happen.

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