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RCA F27650 27" TV - Snow Bursts

This tv is about 9 years old..still has a great picture and have never had any problems until now. The screen will just go to snow infrequently and then after a few seconds/minute it will come back to a picture...the cable connection is is definitley the tv.........any suggestions??? thanks!!!

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Re: RCA F27650 27" TV - Snow Bursts

The model you listed, F27650 uses the new ATC113 series chassis, which is only about 3 years old. The ATC113 chassis is not known to have snowy issues, but if yours is then I would suspect that a solder joint is loose in the tuner. If your set is actually around 9 years old, then it might perhaps have the notorious CTC175 - CTC187 series chassis, which went snowy all the time due to cracked solder joints on the shield grounds around the tuner and microprocessor. In either case, some good quality resoldering should cure your trouble. If you have never done fine solder work on PC boards with small surface-mount parts, allow a qualified tech to handle it for you.

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