Facing TV Problems? Ask a TV Technician.
Hello and sorry you're having problems. In most cases, no you cannot simply replace the ports and expect the problem to be gone. The HDMI ports carry 5 volts of bus power and even a loose jack can cause an arc and a failure upstream or downstream on the Digital Main. Since you're also losing the ability to view non-HD channels, have eratic sound, and the HDMI ports are not working- I would strongly suggest replacing the Digital Main in the set. I've found one at the link below for $74 and change:
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