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Broken cable connector

On the back of the television the part where i connect the cable, or antenna, snap off. How can fix or get parts for it or any other solution.

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The easies and cheapest way is to use the audio video input. pulg the cable into your vcr & use the vcr to change channel. the other way is to replace the tuner, typically tuners sell for around $75.00 to $100.00.

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