We had a very bad thunder/lightning storm here a year ago during the night and in the morning, my 2-year-old TV would not turn on. Have checked around and was told it may just be a fuse but don't know how to check or change and do not want to mess around with high voltage. Can anyone help?
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Re: JVC TV-13143 13 in. TV/VCR
Its could be a fuse but highly unlikly. A surge will usually blow out the power supply, like short out the rectifiers,or the standby power supply. Its best to let a trained servicer look at the set. Good Luck
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Sadly, only testing of each component can suggest the extent of damage. Many years ago, lighting can in through the window of my living room, hit the TV, blew the knobs off the TV (that date's me), shot into the kitchen and shattered the kitchen counter top. What I want you to take from that is that the course of a power surge is a bit unpredictable. No one can guess how far it got until you find a lamp that works.
The sound could have come from one of your power capacitors. You could tell if one of them is no longer operational by looking at them; they will be burned, or blistered, or will be bulging. If this is a CRT type of TV ensure that you only look inside if you are fully aware of how to deal with the lethal voltages that are stored on the inside of the unit.
Sounds like you have had a powersurge during the night.
The power supplies on both units will have to be inspected and repaired. The expense for this type of thing can grow rapidly depending on how much damage has been done.
Check your other appliances and see if they are all OK like the washing machine other tv's etc.
If there was any kind of storm activity during the night it could have also been a lightning strike to the antenna.
Terrible thunder storm can create electrict shock to our appliances thats why we recomended that if you donot use your tv pls unplug it, and it mostly if you use outdoor antena when the thunder hit the tv will damage.