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All I get is snow.

Hello, I'm hoping you can help me. I have a Samsung Plasma, model # sp-p4251 it all of sudden stopped having a picture, and all I can see is snow. I have disconnected the Tivo, in the hopes that it was because of it, but to no avail. Currently it is just hooked up to the cable, and still no picture. Any suggestions?

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Re: All I get is snow.

Sounds like a tuner problem on the main board, you can take the back off and make sure that the tuners are plugged in good, alot of problems with tuners are the grounds get cold solder

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