We had a power skike last night.Allegheny Power Transformer blew near house. Power surge fried surge protector to CP but CP works on another surge protector. TV wasnt on surge protector and wasnt on at the time, but now wont come on power wise. Also apparently have a microwave and a window AC that wont come on power wise. But TV is biggest worry. Any suggestions?
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But, was the cable/satellite feed protected? Lightning can come in from anywhere, not just the power line. The bad thing about the way cable and satellite installers ground things is, they ground to the same grounding system that the house does, which can backfeed the surge through the entire house - it shouldn't, but it can.
I would, however, contact the maker of the surge strip and attempt to file a damage claim. They all come with a liability warranty of some sort.
hello kath... if the tv won't come on now the power surge fried internal fuse and possibly more. The least expensive way to get this repair is to physically take the tv to the repair shop. If they have to make house calls, the cost goes up significantly. Joe
Speaking from experience here: RCA TVs have solder problems. If you have a soldering iron, the first thing you should do is pull the chassis out, flip it over and check the solder joint near the fly back transformer. (will look something like this).
Inspect carefully and look for cracks in the solder. Use this as a starting point then work your way across the board, reflow any bad solder you find.
I can't begin to tell you how many RCA TVs I have fixed just by doing this... too many to count.
there are several fusses in a hitachi located in the power board if your lucky one of them took the hit you can , or have atech look for you the gma type fuse are avail at Radio Shack or your local tv shop
Lightening may have caused a surge on your power lines to the house and to the outlet the TV was on. Do other things work on that outlet? If not you tripped a power breaker.If they do work check this. Unplug the TV for 2 min or more and plug back in. Try bypassing your surge protector you had it plugged into. It could have died when the lightening struck. (no surge protector?) Bet you'll buy one for your next TV. Look for 3000 joules and up rating for a surge protector and insure it has protection for a cable/antenna input too. If this doesn't work the TV may be fried or internal fuse blown. Time to take it to a repair shop or depending on it's age (5 years+) it may be time to buy a new TV and surge protector. Near Lightening strikes can effect appliances from several inputs that could be affected from outside like Power, Cable, Antennas, Phone Lines that come into your house.
First thing to do is try to plug the pc in another wall socket to see if it goes on, If not, the MB could have gotten fried, even though the other plugs seem to work. Hopfully you just need another surge protector as that could have gotten damaged.