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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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Re: broken cable connector

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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I have a 52 Rca and the antenna/cable connector is loose and is about to fall off.Can it be replaced?If so where can I get a new connector

A service shop should be able to fix this. Simply attaching a connector won't work well and may cause a shock hazard (No lie!)
The connector is part of a module in the TV.

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How to fix the antenna anolog cable connector that to coax cable connects to on back of TV.

Cut off the bad connector on the end of the coax cable. Go to Radio Shack, Home Depot, etc. and pick up a new twist-on coax connector, or a crimp on version if you have a crimping tool.

Twist the new coax connector on good and tight and you should be good to go.

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The antenna/cable in threaded piece has come out of the back of the tv. How can I fix that. I tried to put it back but it won't stay. I think I need a new one.

These sets have what is known as a on board Tuner. This means that the Tuner is not replaceable without replacing the entire Board. The good news is that you can replace the Cable/RF connector as long as the shield it attached to is not broke or too bent. Most of the Cable/RF connectors used in these sets have PCB mount . You will have to remove the Signal Board and unsolder the center connection of the broken connector left on the Board. Remount the new
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I hope this helps,

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My son tripped over the cable cord and the cable/antenna input came off. Is it repairable and is it costly to get it fixed

It depends if the connector broke the tuner it is attached to. Most times the chassis of the set would need to go into the shop. I would generally charge $80.00-$120.00 if the tuner was still good - a new tuner would cost $60-$100 more if bad
The better solution is to use the video audio inputs (if on satellite or cable box) or use the video inputs by changing channels through the VCR (if on cable or antenna and a VCR is available)

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Broken Antenna Port

If you have already identified where the connection was on the board you will have to access the board to be able to solder back to the points where the old connector was. Once you have identified the two solder points (One should go to ground and the other if you can with the tv on touch it and see if a picture tries to come in or get rid of the snow). Then buy a matching transformer from radio shack or Home Depot, Lowes. Normally this would go on the outside antenna. But you want to take it and clip and strip the ends that have the forks. Solder this to the board, one to ground and the other to the point that would have been center on the old broken piece. This will have a 72 ohm or a connection that your antenna will connect to.

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Broke the piece where the cable wire goes in...what's it called?

Unfortunately, that coax connector  is almost certainly crimped onto a cable inside.  You might want to pull off the back panel to see if that internal cable is screwed onto another jack on the chassis. If so, you can disconnect that end and substitute another cable, they come in several different lengths and are not critical. Any electronics store will have them.
If it isn't equipped with a connector inside, you will need to have someone unsolder the defective cable and install a new one.  

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My TV has a broken cable port. It looks like I can buy a new F-Type connector and solder it back on but I cannot find wher the ground goes. Since the part costs about a buck is it worth it to try and fix...

very trickey repair. ground is any metel of cover.  center connector is problem. remove cover on rf converter tuner. find where connection was. easier way buy rf converter with wire. sheeided part to cover.conductor to point where orig connection mount same to back

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Try another connection for an input such as the rca jacks or possibly hdmi. These should work even if that part of the set is broken. Good luck and please dont forget to rate me if this fixes the set!!!

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No need to buy a PC board. Have professional tech solder leads back and tighten connector

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You can buy replacement antenna jacks for this. What you have to do is remove the tuner and it's shields, then unsolder the little tab off the board of the tuner which is what remains when they break off. Then you can resolder the new jack in place and the center pin back to the board of the tuner.

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