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Antenna in broken

Antenna in broke off the back of my Symphonic wf203. can I fix it myslef or need to bring it in. i need the silver box inside the tv/that is connected to a green board.

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It can be fixed, it is called a tuner, if you can solder, you can order a new tuner from the manufacturer, and unsolder the old one , and solder on the new one

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