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Re: The connector on the back on my TV has come off.
It depense on if the connector is part of the tuner or a ant block. it its an antenna block it will be a small block shaped device that has a wire running to a silver rectangle and that would be the tuner. You could get one from a parts distribitor that handles sharp parts and shouldnt be too hard to replace but you must know its always better to take the set to a repair person if you have no electronic background!!!!! If you see where the connector came off of and its a skinny rectangle then its part of the tuner and a repair shop may be able to solder another terminal in place or even a connector wire. Good Luck
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The TV is probably not seeing the signal. Are the cords connected in the right slots on the cable box and TV (cable TV wire into the cable input connector on box, and cable out to the TV in the cable out connector on the box, and then connected to the right connector on the back of the TV)? Or, maybe you may need to go into the TV screen options and choose the the right external source that will allow the TV to see the signal.
Eh, lines are usually due to the screen being hit and an electrical open appearing in the panel. Sometimes, if the device has been knocked or fallen, the panels connector may have come loose. I would open the TV and look for the video board to see if the connections are still good. Give them a wiggle and see if the line clears.
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Hi I got the same model TV and it a very easy fix. You wont find a pc connector on the back of the tv as you mention but you will see a "15 pin connector" as they are called because thats what they have if you count the number of tiny holes in it. Anyway, you can find this at any electronic store including at home depot at the audio/video section. Once you get it connect one end to back of tv and the other to the side of your laptop which is where you will find it. Be sure to get a long enough cable by roughly calculating how far you tv is from the computer. you can spend up to $50 but a $10-$15 cable will be as good. good luck.
On most TV sets, the cable connector (also called an F-connector) is just press-fitted into the metal housing of the tuner (which selects the channels). It's not very strong mechanically and is pretty easily broken by tripping over the cable, moving the TV if the cable is too short, or often by cable technicians who overtighten the cable connection with a wrench.
The good news is that this can be fixed. There are two ways. The simple method is to replace the tuner. It's quick but costly as a new tuner may run $100. The second way is to replace the broken-off F-connector. On some sets it's possible to do this without removing the tuner, but not always. This repair may take a little more labor time, but saves the cost of the tuner.
Either way, this is a repair that's best left to a professional. Without the soldering skills and equipment needed, it's possible to do major damage to the TV and tuner circuit boards. I would recommend getting an estimate for the repair from a shop in your area. Yes, there are still places that fix TVs, but they are getting scarce.
Another possible "fix" is to forget about using the TV cable connection and use a VCR or DVR to tune the channels, and just use the TV's video and audio inputs. It doesn't repair the TV, but it gets you back onto the cable.
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Yes this is a cheap fix that should only cost between 15.00 and 25.00 US if you take the TV in to be repaired! dont have them come to your house as it will cost much more!!this can be fixed in a few minites so dont let them take advantage of you!
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Are there 2 wires that can be seen? And is it flat looking or is it round cable with silver braided wire with white center insulator with copper looking center conductor? If it is the latter you can purchase screw on connectors at most electronics shops. Example...Radio Shack, Home depot, Lowes etc. Good luck and happy tv watching. Jay