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RCA 52" tv. model # D52W20

Long story-short: Room mate moved my tv, Coaxial cable was real short, he muscled it out and pulled the "coaxial cable input" out of the tv. I re-soldered it but the picture is horrible now. Upon further investigation, theres a little silver box (about the size of a deck of cards), that the coaxial cable actually goes into....(that the input plug goes in to). How can I get a new one of those? please please please. Like I said, the little silver box that the cable input wire comes from. THANKS!

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  • slalomjr Sep 01, 2007

    Thanks alot buddy!

  • pulaskiguy Jan 01, 2009

    I believe I have the same problem. I am not able to determine how to remove the 2nd cover to see behind the coax input. I am not sure it is broken but the picture is terrible. Any suggestions would be appreciated.



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The silver box is called the TUNER. Call an RCA distributor, such as Union Electronics or Herman-Panson and order it by description by asking for the tuner for your model number. Have the location number on the board, just in case.

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