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Help! Lightning Stike Troubleshooting

by BlueHavanaII / August 22, 2011 6:39 AM PDT

I'm at wits end and do not know where to turn on this...

My TV (Samsung LN46A850) has blown up 5 times since May!
In March, we had a lightning strike take out the Telephone NID (as well as the AT&T U-Verse UPS and on of the Set Top Boxess) and AT&T replaced it.

Since then, the TV has suffered 5 failed main boards, with each failure occurring during a thunderstorm. The 4th time the TVs power supply was alos replaced.
Nothing else in the house has been affected.

During this time I have added a whole house surge protector and a UPS on the AV system.

If the strike was through the electrical system, I would think that other devices in the house would be affected.

But if the strike went through the phone lines, I would think that the AT&T Residental Gateway and Set Top Boxes would blow out as well.

Any ideas what to do next??


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