Can you repair a TV that was hit by lightning?
Is there anything I can do? If you suspect lightning damage to the TV, it’s worthwhile to attempt a ‘soft reset’. This simply involves unplugging the television set, leaving it for a few minutes, and plugging it in again. If you’re lucky, your TV should start working normally again.
What should you do if lightning hits your TV?
If your TV turns off during a thunderstorm, it may be due to damage caused by lightning. After the thunderstorm calms, do a soft reset. Unplug your TV, leave it for a few minutes, and plug it back in. If the TV powers on, it hasn’t been damaged.
How do you fix a Vizio TV that has a power surge?
If your Vizio TV won’t turn on you need to reset it. Unplug your TV from the wall and wait a full 60 seconds. After the 60 seconds are up, plug your Vizio TV back in. This will soft reset your TV and it should power back on no problem!
Can lightning damage smart TV?
Yes. Lightning damage is rare but it does happen. Newer TVs seem to be more sensitive to electrical surges during lightning storms.