Please forgive me is this is not the correct place to post this thread...
I have two 60" Samsung LED LCD TVs that were just recently zapped by a surge in my home. The surge was caused by a lightning strike that occurred close to my home the other night. After the lightning strike, my U-verse boxes and my TVs would not power on. Interestingly, it seems that surge traveled through the HDMI cable rather than the electrical cable. After a few tests, I realized that the breaker in my home never flipped and the electricity in my home never went out. The outlets which the TVs were plugged into still worked fine, but the TVs would not power on.
The only other cable going into my television sets was an HDMI cable which was connected directly to the universe set-top box. I checked the electrical outlets with lamps and radios and it worked fine. I then checked the TVs plugged into other outlets and they would not turn on. So clearly the surge did seem to occur through the HDMI cable.
So now I am left with two beautiful 60 inch television sets that will not turn on. There are no visible signs of burning or any damage at the HDMI port or anywhere else on the set. I would love to get these TVs repaired, or possibly figure out a way to repair these myself.
I sort of assumed the power supply in the TV is shot, but also I'm maybe guessing that there might be some sort of fuse or something that might've gotten broken. Does anybody have any suggestions on how I might be older resurrect these televisions? They're only 8 months old!
Has anyone heard of a lightning strike traveling to a television through an HDMI cable?
Any help or guidance would really be appreciated. I am more than willing to spend a few hundred dollars to get these TVs repaired.