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My TV was pluged in without a device protection, being turn off there was a big storm and a enormous lightning fell down in the area where I live. When you try to turn on the green light comes out but few seconds later the light turn to red and the TV remains off.

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Since the TV was turned off there is a good chance that the only damaged section is the power supply circuits. The good news about this is that it is possible to repair the power supply at component level. That means individual parts that make up the circuit can just be replaced, compared to replacing the whole circuit board. Transistors open and fail when subjected to high voltage. On the other hand they short and fail when subjected to high current they can't handle. This would result in other components failure due to overloading. You may find blown fuse, burnt resistors, and busted capacitors. To someone who don't have experience in electronics it is very difficult to do a repair, but not impossible. A decent electronic shop would probably repair it for about a hundred fifty to a bit over two hundred dollars. If you decide you want me to teach you how to fix it, we would have to start with a crash course in basic electronics which I don't mind.

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