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Broken coax input to back of tv

The cable  input for the back of the tv broke off during moving is this something I can fix myself?

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Our screen turns blue and goes to new devices input. We have nothing else connected to tv except Brighthouse cable box. If we push the exit button on the tv remote it then goes to showing a cable box and...

Your TV probably has multiple "inputs" (coax, HDMI, component, et cetera). Use the "input" (or "source") button on your TV to cycle through all those available "input" streams.

If you select "coax", and there is *NO* coax cable connected to the back of the TV, you *WILL* see the "blue-screen". Select a different source that is "active".

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Can' hook up the cable cause internal cable broke

If the coax fitting is damaged or broke off you can with a box connect via the rear jacks---most boxes have rear av or component outputs for this.

This bypasses the coax input---just hook up and in menu select that input (they are numbered and numbers on back indicate what number each is).

Let me know if you have questions or a comment.

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The coax cable nipple (labeled "RF") on the back

As long as it was a clean break this will be an easy fix. If the tuner got damaged at all, then you will need to replace the whole tuner, which can be a bear if it is a two sided board. You can buy a new connector at just about any electronics store. You will need a soldering iron, solder and wick for the repair. You might be able to just solder the original connector back on if the break is clean enough. You will also need to stick a wire or something like that in the hole to keep the plastic from melting shut from the heat of the iron.

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The sound does not come on when first turned on. I have to turn the unit off-on several times before the sound works. I utilize compast for tv access.

Try using a different input. For example, if you are using an hdmi input, try using a component input instead (Its still HD) A sure way to test this is as such. Remove all cables from the Comcast box to the tv. Now, run your coax from comcast into the back of the comcast box. It will say something like "In from antenna" or "cable in." Now run a regular coax cable out of the box, into your tv. This will be labeled as "out to tv or vcr." Now put your tv on channel 4. If the sound is ok, then you know its a problem with your input on your tv. If you still have the issue, it is probably the Settop Box from Comcast. Please note, this is just to test the tv. This cable will not support HD television feeds. Hope this helps.

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My 42 inch sylvania plasma tv does not have a coax connection, so how do i hook up my cable to the audio/video connection? i know there is an rf converter to transfer audio/video to coax but i really...

Since your TV only has audio and video input jacks, you can connect those to audio and video output jacks on the VCR. Now connect the coax cable to the RF/ant input on the VCR and you'll have to change channels by using the VCR channel selector.
Let me know if you require further assistance.

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Tv with out coax inputs.

you can run it through a cable box or vcr that has a coax input and rca output.

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Tv coax f connecter is broke off cannot hook cable cord on it. or antenna

I looked up the manual for this TV and it has composite (RED, WHITE, YELLOW) and component (RED, GREEN, BLUE) connectors as well.

Are you using a cable or Dish box? If so, those boxes usually have output in Coax, Composite, and Component formats. You could just run that type of cable. If you use Component you will also need another cable set (RED, WHITE) for audio.

If, on the other hand, you do not have a cable box and you are using your TV's tuner you only have two options. You can repair the broken connector or you can route the Coax through an inexpensive VCR which will allow you to convert it to Composite cables. In this case, however, you'll have to use the tuner in the VCR, not the tuner in the TV to change the channel. Sorry it's not the best of news.

I want you to know that I'm not paid for this. It's a strange hobby I know, but I like to help when I can. While I cannot physically repair you TV, I hope you've found this information at least helpful and will rate it positively. If you have more questions please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks, and good luck.

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cut the metal end off, strip down the cable insulation off and geri rig it to get it on the tv with electrical tape.

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