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Old 08-18-2014, 10:43 AM
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My 10 month old 55" Panasonic plasma TV was struck by lightning a couple of hours ago. Yes I had it hooked to a surge protector and now it won't even turn on. Is there anything I can do to repair it?? Darn thing was like $1400 new and I really don't want to purchase another one. Any help would be great.
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Yes, there is. But you will need to get in there and diag it.

The whole thing could be fried or maybe just 1 of the boards. Never know until you get in there.
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Yes, there is. But you will need to get in there and diag it.

The whole thing could be fried or maybe just 1 of the boards. Never know until you get in there.
Thanks Will. Any idea how to properly diagnose it once I pull the back off?
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Thanks Will. Any idea how to properly diagnose it once I pull the back off?
It's different on any TV. But the first and most obvious will be fried components. They will look blown out.

If nothing looks blown you may have just blew your power supply. If you are lucky.. it will have a fuse on it!

Does your TV light up or anything when plugged in?
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Originally Posted by wmflyfisher View Post
My 10 month old 55" Panasonic plasma TV was struck by lightning a couple of hours ago. Yes I had it hooked to a surge protector and now it won't even turn on. Is there anything I can do to repair it?? Darn thing was like $1400 new and I really don't want to purchase another one. Any help would be great.
Model number?

Is the red standby light blinking on the front? If so how many blinks?

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Nothing lights up when plugged in. I will get the model number when I get home. It's ST55 something
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I think p55st50
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Did you reset the surge protector? Maybe it is fried..
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Originally Posted by phillipgo View Post
Did you reset the surge protector? Maybe it is fried..
Yep. It's fine and it wasn't even tripped
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Originally Posted by wmflyfisher View Post
Yep. It's fine and it wasn't even tripped
Most surge protectors come with a warranty for this kind of failure.
Did you try plugging it in without the surge protector?
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A surge could have come in through the cable line also. What type of surge protector do you have?
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Originally Posted by williswet View Post
Most surge protectors come with a warranty for this kind of failure.
Did you try plugging it in without the surge protector?
Yes. No change

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A surge could have come in through the cable line also. What type of surge protector do you have?
Just one of the cheaper white ones. Probably my problem right there. Lesson learned.
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Originally Posted by wmflyfisher View Post
Just one of the cheaper white ones. Probably my problem right there. Lesson learned.
Yeah the cheap power strips really don't offer any protection from a surge.
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I thought my new Panasonic plasma was fried , but it turned out to be the Directv box which Directv insisted was not the problem. The tv would turn on, though. After that I got this from my power company.
It is a surge arrester mounted on the meter itself, with another for the outlet that serves your tv & other electronics.

http://www.clayelectric.com/document...chure10-07.pdf
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Have you tried calling Panasonic? They have a good CS department, which is actually run by their technical and service department.

http://shop.panasonic.com/ecom/support/contact-us
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Most likely power supply if nothing turns on at all (no lights ect)

Hopefully thats all that fried. See if it has a fuse! Rip the back apart and post pics.
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I have a 42" with a busted screen


wonder if my stuff is compatable
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There should be a fuse on power board.
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