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HDMI Ports Fried on SAMSUNG LCD TV (LN46A750)

by cc103acs / June 10, 2009 10:31 PM PDT

An electrical storm hit my area two nights ago and, while there were not direct hits and no power outages I seem to have lost two of my four HDMI ports on my SAMSUNG LCD TV. While I have adjusted and am using the two remaining good ports have the following questions - is this difficult and expensive to fix? Do I unplug my HDMI cables every time a storm hits? If needed, can I expand my remaining two ports with a hub? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Surge Protector
by chrbelange / June 10, 2009 11:38 PM PDT

The first thing I would do is invest in a surge protector to avoid any problems like this in the future.

If you do end up buying one I would also suggest you ensure the 'Ground' light is lit up. Older homes (25+ years), don't usually have a ground on the electrical outlet.

I've seen many assume they were protected while never bothering to check whether the plug was actually grounded.

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Got it
by cc103acs / June 11, 2009 8:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Surge Protector

That is what mystified me. I have a grounded and very expensive surge protector. Out of a COX DVR, a DVD Player, a SSS, and my SAMSUNG; the only thing that got zapped were the HDMI ports on the TV.

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Got it
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / June 12, 2009 4:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Got it

cc103acs,

What I would do is call, if your unit is still under warranty, and explain that your HDMI ports don't seem to work. They may send out a technician to just replace the part that doesn't seem to work. It would be hard to determine that the storm was the cause of this (maybe?), so call in for a repair.

--HDTech

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