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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.

To avoid this in the future I recommend an inline surge protector or a "green" switch.

An inline surge protector makes sure that all power to your tv comes through at the same level and does not spike or fall. It has a battery backup as well.

A green switch is a way of rewiring your home or your entertainment center to allow you to disconnect all power to your entertainment center when you are away, when a storm is coming, or when you are simply not using the system. A remot control can restore the power.

The average home entertainment center has one of the highest drains on electricity in the average home for appliances that are not in use. that is what makes the green switch appealing.

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