Question about RCA D52W19 52" Rear Projection Television
The input jack coming out of my TV has broken off and I cannot attach my cable coming from the wall to the TV to get cable channels. Can this piece be replaced and is it something I can do? I am pretty good with electronics and if it is just a matter of getting the composite piece and plugging in into a slot and putting the panel back on the TV, I can do this. Tell me if it is way too complicated for me so I can have a service person to take care of it or should I call RCA, get the repair peice ordered thru the mail? Thanks Oyama
If you are comfortable doing some small repair work, you might be able to fix this with stuff you have laying around.
All you need is:
1 - 8" piece of coaxial cable with male connector on one end
1 - set of RCA cables (Red/White/Yellow)
1 - coaxial coupler
2 - small wire nuts
Take the back housing off of your TV. You may have to unscrew the small nut holding the threaded connector to the TV. This threaded connector should connect to the motherboard with a male RCA prong that should be soldered to the component on the motherboard. You will need to carefully cut
& remove the old soldering & wiggle the connector off. This is the hardest part, but it WILL come off with a little trying.
Now get your coax cable and strip off about 2" of the black outside housing ONLY. Your solid copper` interior cable should be protected by a small plastic coating which is covered in braided wire. You'll need to be careful not to cut the braiding off. Untangle the braiding down to where your cut stops and try and get it all on one side of the cable so you can twist it all together and make a nice wire. Now strip about an inch off of your interior plastic sheathing to reveal the small solid copper wire on the very inside.
Get your RCA cable and cut about 6" off of the one yellow side. Follow the same process above to get a braided sheathing wire and a solid copper wire. Attach this yellow wire to the coaxial cable by twisting the two braided wires together and the two solid copper wires together. Use your wire nuts & electrical tape to secure your connections making sure none of the wires can touch each other.
Connect the yellow cable's male prong into the component on the motherboard and attach your coaxial coupler to the male end of your coaxial cable. If you saved the small nut from earlier, you can re-attach this new coupler to the housing on your TV. Screw your housing back on the TV and you should be good to go.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
My coxial on the back on my tv is broken off how do i make my tv still work?
Posted on Mar 23, 2010
This kind of repair ussually involves soldering because this part is normally attached to the tuner,you can also use a vcr to conect the signal and change the channels from the vcr this way you dont have to get it repair,the imput of the tv has to be changed to EXT.1 or EXT.2 and use the RCA imputs.Your call! Good luck.
Posted on Sep 18, 2006
You should be able to repair that replace the "F" connector you should easily be able to find one at a place like Radio Shack for around 2 bucks
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
If your cable looks like the one in BigLou79's photo *and* broke off from the coaxial end & not from the BNC connector, there are coaxial couplers that require no soldering (they screw on), however these couplers may or may not work, depending on where the break is and how bad the coaxial cable was damaged. I'm merely suggesting an easier more economical fix that may or may not be a perminate fix. Like someone else said, it's up to you how far you want to go. Just trying to give more options! Worked for me when a coax cable connector broke on my RCA Rear Projection TV. Good luck!
Posted on Mar 15, 2015
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