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Snowy screen on tv

My father changed the channel and the picture got snowy. I cannot get any channel to come in. I hooked up another tv to the cable and it works. I have tried all instructions and nothing happens. I think the cable channel got changed from 4 to 3 but I do not know how to fix this.

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  • jason May 11, 2010

    do you have it hooked to a vcr? because that would be the only you would have to worry about channel 3 or 4 setting

    or is it direct hook up to the tuner?

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The 3 or for setting on the vcr is on the back( a switch)
or if the cable box has a channel 3 or 4 setting on the back of the box
but otherwise the tv may need some work on the tuner or need a new tuner

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