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LG 55LW6400 Sno Globe Disaster

I was moving my center channel speaker around on the mantel behind my LG 55" LED TV. There was a snow globe left there from Christmas. It fell over, busted and some water went into the back of the TV. The video went nuts and went out and I shut it down. 3 months later I finally took the back off. I could see the water missed the circuit boards. The video input board has 2 ribbon cables running to the bottom of the screen. One has a small burnt spot at the connector. It split the ribbon about a quarter inch up from the slot. If i clean the slot and replace the ribbon cable (about $20 for an LG cable, might I get my video back? the TV powers up no problem. The panel responds but no video with the burnt cable. Or might there be more damage that I just don't see?

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This strikes me as one of those "what do you have to lose for trying" post...there is a chance that extra current was sent down the shorted ribbon cable to sensitive circuits and blew them...I admit I'd be a bit surprise if that didn't happen...but no easy way of knowing that until you replace the bad ribbon cable.
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What amazed me was the 2 small circuit boards and that was pretty much it. We have come a long way from the old CRT TV's.
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Well, had to order both ribbon cables. the other also had a few burnt spots That I did not see until I un-hooked it. Plugged it in tonight and...Voila! We have video. Very happy.
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