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Turns on w/no picture then Channel won't change

When I turn I my tv thier is no picture. if i wiggle the RF connector on the tv the picture comes on. But then I can't change the channel. What I mean is the Channel numbers are changing but the channel does not. So what ever channel you turn on first is what it stays on. So if I want to change the channel I have to do all this and then change the channel number to the one I want then turn the tv off and then back on and ect.

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I have the same TV as you a Samsung TXL3276 with cable, I purchased used and was not provided with a operations manual,would help me with channel programming instructions for my TV?

Thank you or whoever can help in advance,

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Re: turns on w/no picture then Channel won't change - Samsung TXL3276 32" TV Standard (CRT) Televisions

Replace tuner

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