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No TV Signal

TV does not receive regular TV signal, but plays DVD perfectly. Tried auto programming, but received neither TV picture nor sound. Connected another TV to the cable connection hooked to the TV, but received signal.

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This is an older message but if you haven't thrown the set out yet, don't!  Later flat panel sets don't seem to last longer than a year or two before failing so you might want to keep this one.
Your set's tuner has failed. This may be a separately replaceable module.

If you want to take a stab at it, unplug the set for at least several hours, remove the few screws (less than 10) that hold the rear housing.
If the tuner section is not integrated into the main board, you should see a device that is shielded by a sheet metal housing in which the tuner resides.
If this is obviously removable, look on line for a replacement unit for your model of set. They may or may not be still available.
If you can't identify the tuner check with the BBB in your area for a surviving TV repair with a good reputation.  

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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