LG47LE Failure - advice needed

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    Hi all, last night my TV failed and I'm looking for some diagnosis/advice.

    The TV is an LG47LE 5900. I bought it approximately three years ago.

    Last night the screen started to fade to black intermittently. This started to occur more and more frequently. Then it made some popping sounds, some random patterns started flashing on the screen and then it died for good.

    Whatever has happened may or may not be related to a lightning strike on the 23rd of July (this killed the Virgin box at the time, killed my surround sound amp, fried my alarm system and knocked out a lighting circuit).

    Anyway I'm wondering if anyone recognises any of the symptoms I describe.

    Also, as I've never had a TV fail on me, are these sorts of TV typically economical to repair or should I just cut my losses and buy another one?

    Thanks
     
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    Update; I've stuck it on the same insurance claim as the amp as it's likely the power surge also affected the TV.

    Note to self; get down to Maplins for some surge-protection connector blocks.
     
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    Bingo - found the invoice and the 5 year cover I took out when I bought it.

    I never normally bother with extra cover - amazed I did this time, tbh.

    Richer Sounds sending an engineer out on Friday and I can borrow a 32 TV in the interim if I want.
     

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