My Uncle's tv will not turn on after a lightning storm had passed by a couple of days ago. I believe its the power fuse but when I took it out, it does not look burnt or fried. Is there anything else that oculd be wrong or am I lookin in the right place?
Will not turn on after lightning storm
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It got hit by lightning I believe. I hope you have insurance. It will most likely be in the power supply board. My recommendation is if you have cost replacement insurance is to get a new one. Once a tv get hits by lightning it is hard telling what other damage may be lurking.
It is most likely the power supply burnt out. The capacitor's inside are made cheaper than the o'l days and get overheated easily. You can test capacitors with capacitor tester and service manual. You can test power supply output voltage with just a voltmeter
There is a small fuse in the board beside or close to where your power cord goes into your tv. Pull the fuse to see if it needs replaced. It will only cost a couple of books. Mine did this after a lightning storm.
No, but if you get a storm with lightning and have many electronic items that are dead, they will cover all of them! The INS companies never come to your house to look. You call a TV repair shop for "dead lightning" receipts. Say you broke the screen moving it after it died.
If you purchase any electronics with an American Express card then American Express will cover it for 1 year after the Manufacturer warrenty expires!
your tv may have ben magnetized by the lightning strike.
tv's have an automatic degaussing circuit that demagnetizes
the pix tube when the set is turned on. this degaussing circuit
may not be working or magnetism may have been too strong for
the internal degaussing to correct.
contact local tv repair shop in your area see if they can manually degauss your set , it should be a min. service charge around $25.