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TV aerial socket buggered.


Mirror Mirror

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Mirror Mirror

I’ve got a Toshiba TV mounted on the wall and someone has moved the TV around on its bracket and the aerial cable has strained the socket so that the centre pin is wobbly and only making intermittent contact.

Initially I thought it was the centre pin of the cable plug, but despite several attempts to improve the connection, I’m now thinking it’s the connection between the socket and the main board.

Ive had the back off but cannot get at the junction to solder it as the socket is mounted onto a tuner module, which in turn is soldered with multiple pins to the main board.

A new board seems available but a couple of places want about £35, but they are out of stock.

Any ideas? The TV had other inputs, a scart socket and that blue 15 pin socket, could I connect the aerial via some kind of adaptor to one of those.

Looks a bit like this 

7D198A18-E241-47A3-B80D-42FD8FCB8CA9.jpeg

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5 minutes ago, Democorruptcy said:

Could you buy a cheap Freeview box for the aerial and connect it to the TV's HDMI/Scart?

Yes, can even get a recording box (to USB  stick) for £30 on ebay. Gain functionality as well as cheap working repair.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Mirror Mirror said:

I’ve got a Toshiba TV mounted on the wall and someone has moved the TV around on its bracket and the aerial cable has strained the socket so that the centre pin is wobbly and only making intermittent contact.

Initially I thought it was the centre pin of the cable plug, but despite several attempts to improve the connection, I’m now thinking it’s the connection between the socket and the main board.

Ive had the back off but cannot get at the junction to solder it as the socket is mounted onto a tuner module, which in turn is soldered with multiple pins to the main board.

A new board seems available but a couple of places want about £35, but they are out of stock.

Any ideas? The TV had other inputs, a scart socket and that blue 15 pin socket, could I connect the aerial via some kind of adaptor to one of those.

Looks a bit like this 

7D198A18-E241-47A3-B80D-42FD8FCB8CA9.jpeg

Why do you need an aerial socket?  You don’t watch the legacy media do you?   o.O

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