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After a storm caused power outage, i unplugged tv until power was restored it worked, i unplugged to plug into wall behind cabinet and it sparked at wall. the tv will come on i get fuzzy pictures on some cable channels it is out of warranty

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Youve probably shorted out the tuner when you plgged it in and got the sparks,

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