Question about Standard (CRT) Televisions
Your tv has bad solder connections at the tuner and microprocessor or you have a bad eeprom IC...or both. The eeprom IC is to the tv what ram is to your computer...memory. The tuner's RF shield\ground connections and the microprocessor's RF shield connections must be soldered. If the solder job at the tuner/micro has already been done then replace the units eeprom IC and your set will work.
Sounds like not an easy fix ,huh? It's actually very easy if you have any experience soldering. I did about 5 a week for 8 years or so. Every RCA\GE tv made between 1992 and 1996 needed to have their tuners and micro's shielding\grounds re-soldered. There was a class action lawsuit brought against RCA for this.
If your unit made it this long without having this repair done it's amazing...the problem was cracks would appear in the solder ( cheap solder ).
If your unit has had this service done...most had to be carried out when the sets were only 2 to 4 years old... then your sattelite technician recreated the problem just by unscrewing\screwing in the input cable to your set. He broke loose the solder connections again.
If your unit has good solder on the tuner and micro then replacing the eeprom IC will get your unit exorcised!!! Good luck! Please rate my solution...Thank you!
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
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