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Can a tv that was zapped by lightning be fixed

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@denho yes. no. maybe.:-) It will depend on what was affected by the lightning. Most commonly would be the power board. How about you tell us what make and model your TV is and what you have tried to troubleshoot?


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Dennis, if it is an expensive TV check your home owners insurance, usually electronics are covered and if deductible not too bad TV can be repaired/replaced. Some stores will even help eat the deductible or partially. Good luck.

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The main problem with this answer is that in the USA the homeowners deductible is usually 10% of the insured value of your home and that seems to be about 25% above market value. This makes it a very high deductible indeed. On a lightning hit, most insurance companies will want to do an inspection the house to determine if it has been hit and where it entered. The adjusters do not want to confirm a hit, as opposed to a line surge. Sometimes you have to have the electric company do the inspection and write a letter to confirm the hit. If indeed it has been hit then most of your major appliances will have been weaken along with the wiring in the house and the damage can be substantial.


@mayer , mayer thank you for the explanation on how your home owners insurance deducts. work are most of the States like this? A little different here north of the boarder, here to make a claim (lets say on a 60" LED TV, hit by lightning), call your insurance Rep., he says take it in to repair shop, get tech. to verify, write, fax, email, etc. Rep. depending on damage and whether you have replacement value clause the Rep gives go ahead. This is where I am not positive , deductibles can range from $00.00 to $1000.00 depending on your policy. I would say the norm for a deductible is $300-500.00, which depending where you are going to replace/purchase TV from sometimes will help with the deductible. Again mayer with your explanation, I could see why some might think my answer a little off the wall, so many posters do not say where they are posting from, where answer could benefit some would not benefit others. Oh and how's Hillary and Donald making out! :-)


@mayer , I truly feel for for Ya's, very scary situation, I my self do not follow politics as much because of the stress, just too many failed promises and BS!

I hope things work out OK, regardless of the out come. Have a good evening.


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