I took apart the television I've posted about and there is a fuse on the power supply board and it's blown. It was blown (and the home circuit breaker was tripped at the same time it iseems) when a helpful neighbor plugged the 110v tv straight into 220.
What is the purpose of the fuse: To keep a short circuit in the power supply (or other part of the tv) from pulling too much current, melting the wire's insulation, and starting a fire?
Or the opposite, to protect the TV from surges.
It will be hard to find another fuse. It's a small size ceramic fuse. I can post the size after I f ind a lamp and a magnifying glass, but it's probably 2 or 3 amps, right? (Are all ceramic fuses slo-blo?)
If the purpose of the fuse is only to protect the tv, I'm willing to take the risk, wrap the fuse in tinfoil and put it back together.
If it's to avoid a fire, then this is a 110v tv in a 220 volt world, supplied by a step-down transformer of limited amperage. 500 watts. (It gives the same wattage for both directions.) Surely even a cold short in the tv when the maxiumum supplied power is I guess about 5 amps would not be anywhere near enough to start a fire.
The other possibility is to wrap the fuse in foil, decide if it works or not, and leave here (where it is too cold for me and too rainy) and come back after I buy the right fuse in a city. What are the odds it will fail in the next 3 week? That requires putting the tv back togehter an extra time, but that's not so bad.
We are 50 miles from nowhere down a rainy winding road.