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Question DetailsAsked on 2/22/2014

Will my LED TV still work if it has been in a non controlled storage facility this winter?

We have had our whole house in storage this winter, since November. It is in a suburb of Chicago. The tv was wrapped really tight but I am scared it will not work when turned on

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Actually, wrapping it tight, if in plastic, probably hurt your chances, as the warm moist house air would have condensed moisture inside the wrapping and TV.

A quick check of several of the brand name manufacturers shows allowable storage temps from -22 to +5F on the low end, to 113 to 158F on the high end. I know I have seen them shipped and stored around here down to -40F without apparent damage.

The key is to let it (and the remote) sit at room temp and exposed to circulating room temp air for at least 4 hours and preferably a full day, to let any frost melt and then totally dry out BEFORE plugging it in. I would then let it sit for at least a couple of hours to further dry the power supply (which will be on and warming once plugged in) before turning it on. If you have a small portable fan, I would direct that at the vent opening side (probably back) to help with evaporation of any moisture in there.

I imagine you will be fine, but just to be on the safe side I would be prepared with the remote (with new battery) to turn it right off if you see or hear anything odd when you turn it on, and I would not leave it on when out of the room for the first few hours, just to be on the safe side. Or plug it in through a surge protector plug strip with a circuit breaker in it.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD



Probably should have left it unwrapped or wrapped in a vapor permeable cover (cloth) so that it can dry to either side.

That said, as long as it didn't get any bulk moisture on it, it should be fine. The amount of condensation should have been minimal if at all.

Answered 4 years ago by WoWHomeSolutions

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