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Lightning strike I was watching tv during an electrical storm and it blinked out, probably through the cable service.

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Yep - I'd say it took out the tuner at least. time for a repair center or the round file...

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Your tv is going to need internal repairs. I recommend using our premium service to help walk you through these repairs. Or contact a local repair service.

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