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Lightning Strike cooked my Electronics

Had severe weather here in central Alabama and a lightning strike mighty close to our house. Sounded like touching two battery cables touching together inside the house. Lost both Direct TV  boxes. When the the new boxes were hooked up we found out that the HDMI ports were cooked on our TV's. The ? is can those ports be repaired or am I better off just buying new TV's. Thanks 

Bob

Alexander City,Al
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,297
    Call your insurance company......it's covered.

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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,347
    How old is the TV?  More than a couple years old and I'd buy new unless it was a very high end set.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,205
    edited July 2013
    Same thing happened to me.  The component jacks still worked, so I just switched cables.
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  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 645
    This happened to a friend and his insurance replaced most of the electronics in his house.
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  • LitLit Posts: 3,826
    Happened to me my 60" sharp got fried. Ordered a new power supply board off eBay for $90 and a couple screws later it was fixed. Take the back of the tv off and see if the part with all the plugs is removeable. I believe it was on mine and would have been easy to swap.
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  • BuckdodgerBuckdodger Posts: 908
    Thanks guy's for the comments. 1K deductable on ins. Switched to video input on the TV's and they worked. However can't get 1080 HD from the satelite. Msg says the TV is not compatible. Just going to bite the bullet and get new sets, they are both about 5 yrs old. (The boxes were replaced by Direct TV free of charge). 

    Thanks again.  

    Alexander City,Al
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  • BuckdodgerBuckdodger Posts: 908
    Lit said:
    Happened to me my 60" sharp got fried. Ordered a new power supply board off eBay for $90 and a couple screws later it was fixed. Take the back of the tv off and see if the part with all the plugs is removeable. I believe it was on mine and would have been easy to swap.
    My ports are permanent and not replaceable...Thanks

    Alexander City,Al
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