Vizio 32 LCD TV struck by lightning

By jhmartin3
Sep 27, 2009
  1. it was struck by lightning threw the coaxal cable it also blew the cable box, the tv will not show a display, no blue sceen, the vizio light will turn from amber to white when power button turned on. I changed the main board but still not working, any help would be nice... thanks john
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    A repair shop may or may not be able to repair it.
    I had an expensive appliance take a lightning hit once.
    The repair was partly successful, but not cost effective in the long run.
    You replace one part, but a remaining part that is also damaged may ruin the new part.
    Not such a good approach.

    Sorry to be a pessimist, but I think you better bite the bullet and get a new LCD TV.
    32" shouldn't be too expensive... and probably less expensive than trying to do a shop repair.
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    First check to see if the place where the Vizio was hit is covered by insurance... because if you meddle with it after the strike, instead of sending it to authorized service center, the insurance is void..
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