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Coaxial Connetor repair for Samsung UN55C6300 LED TV

post #1 of 7
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I have a 55" Samsung LED TV UN55C6300. Bought last year in June. Yesterday I accidentally stepped on the coaxial cable coming out of the wall outlet (from Camcast cable service) feeding to the TV and it caused the the coaxial connector conneting to the tuner card to become wiggly. I was watching some HDTV channels at the time the lost the signals. However I could still see some low-definition channels with flurries. So I assume the tunner is likely fine, but the coaxial connector's connection to the tuner car is damaged.

Question: How to repait the coaxial connector to the tuner card?


As an option, I can buy a stand-alone HDTV tuner to replave the coaxial input. Your opinions please?

Thanks a lot in advance.
post #2 of 7
Hmmm, are you sure the problem lies in the set or could it possibly be a bad cable? Odds are you warranty is up, so if you opted to open up the tv and examine the connection you would not be risking anything on that front, but it depends on how handy you are.

Odds are the cheapest and easiest option would be to get an HD box from Comcast.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks Matt.

I got a cheap 130$ stand-alone HDTV tuner from Fry's yesterday and it worked. But it is definitely not as good as the built-in tuner of my TV in terms of pic quality as well as functionality. So I am determined to fix the antenna co-axial connetor.

It seems that Samsung sells spare parts for the TV. A new tuner car would cost somewhere between $50 to $30, relatively inexpensive. Now the question is: how hard is it to replace the tuner card on the main board? Has anyone done it before? I own a soldering tool.

Thanks.
post #4 of 7
Today most stuff just plugs in, so I doubt you'd need the soldering iron. You are the best judge of your abilities, if you feel competent I'd say take the back off and see what there is to see and go from there. You may even be able to solder the connection back on the board and cost then is $0.
post #5 of 7
If you receive anything, then the center pin is mostly connected.

If you have a good soldering iron, you could solder the outer part back on. A word of caution, it takes a lot of heat to bond those back. You will constantly need to monitor the temperature of the coax connector so it doesn't short inside.

Jim
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot for your input.

I have taken the backcover off once. But I was not patient and courageous enough to look at the details. I want to check here first before I do anything.

I will take the cover off and attempt the repair in the next two weeks. I will report back here on how it goes.

In the meantime, if anyone has any additional input or words of caution, please let me know. I think I can learn soldering. But I don't have much experience doing it. But If I only mess with the malfuctional tuner/connector, how much additional harm can I do to the TV? I can always take it to a professional for repair if my repair attempt fails. Any risks here?
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Originally Posted by LLL View Post

Thanks a lot for your input.

I have taken the backcover off once. But I was not patient and courageous enough to look at the details. I want to check here first before I do anything.

I will take the cover off and attempt the repair in the next two weeks. I will report back here on how it goes.

In the meantime, if anyone has any additional input or words of caution, please let me know. I think I can learn soldering. But I don't have much experience doing it. But If I only mess with the malfuctional tuner/connector, how much additional harm can I do to the TV? I can always take it to a professional for repair if my repair attempt fails. Any risks here?

I know this sounds like a more expensive approach but how bout upgrading to a Comcast HD box and recieving your tv programming thru HDMI ?
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