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Antenna input problem

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by mike, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. mike

    mike Guest

    I have a 27' GE model #17gt618 with pip that has some kind of short at
    the input of the ant. The picture goes all snowy like the ant. came
    unplugged or shorted and has a snowy pic all the time and it affects all
    of the other components hooked up in network, vcrs,other, tvs, ect. When
    taken out of the loop every thing is fine. When i use the satellite thru
    the GE the pic is beautiful. When i opened up the GE it has some kind of
    component the the f connector goes into and i suspect a short inside,
    shield to inside wire. Has anyone run into this. Thanks for any help
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  2. David

    David Guest

    Unless you have LOTS of experience working around surface mount components
    with a very good temperature controlled soldering station, do not even
    attempt the repair. Way too many unskilled people butcher the job up so
    extensively as to make the set non-economical to repair from a cost labor
    standpoint when someone who has all the needed equipment actually does the
    repair.

    If you take the set into a shop that has lots of experience with this
    chassis, typical repair cost under $90 total and all the known common
    failures are double checked.

    See www.repairfaq.org for lots of information on that on board tuner chassis
    design.

    David
     
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