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Cable connection on 42'' VIZIO

How do I fix a broke off cable male connector 42 vizio. While taking the connector off the male part broke off. Now I can not even hook up an inntena. help

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  • willard1962 Feb 08, 2008

    Thanks That what I was looking for, Did not mean to be dis respecful last time.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    dtv/tv cable antenna male connector broke off . Can I solder a new one on ?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    cant hook csable to tv bc cable connector broke off

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    cable connector male is broken off. model no. 24SL410U



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Bring it to a repair shop are us the yellow red and white cable

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Use neddle nose or dental tools ok thx nick

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    nick helpap Feb 08, 2008

    thx for trying thats all i get if u do it right it would a be a fix ya ok

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    nick helpap Feb 08, 2008

    Unless you know how to open a TV; set find where the connector used to attach; and can solder, EITHER
    a) bring it to a repair shop,
    b) get a new TV,
    c) or if it has RCA jacks (red,white,yellow) you can use a vcr tuner to bring in the channels without the cable jack.

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    nick helpap Feb 08, 2008

    it so ok thx nick



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Although you may not be able to locate a cable with one HDMI male end and one USB male end, it is possible you may find a solution with an adapter.

I recommend looking for an adapter that will accept USB input and output to either HDMI or DVI. If you only locate DVI, you can then add a DVI to HDMI adapter at the end.

Be aware with these extra pieces and signal transfers included, it may degrade the quality of your picture.

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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.

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