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Tuner Problem Where can I find the part number for the tuner on my RCA 20F512T be found? The male connector to the tuner, which comes out the back of the TV broke off and now the entire tuner to me needs to be replaced. Researching the RCA tuner part reveals there are several tuners on the market cheapest at $82 to as much as $130. So, I need to know the part number for the tuner to make sure I replace it with the correct one. Robert

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Robert,
Replacing the "F" connector is usually all that's needed unless the tuner board is cracked. You could remove the tuner - send it in for repair and re-install it... It would clearly save a few bucks!
Any shop should be able to do that one easy enough... Around here we charge $40.00 including the part to replace the "F" connector and there are shops that charge even less...
Bill

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