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Tim Nolan, TV Repair Technician
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How can I replace my rf input on my philips tv

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How can I replace my rf input on my philips tv?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Tim Nolan replied 8 years ago.

Thank you for posting your question on Just Answer! I will be happy to help you with this problem. Can you please give us some more information so I can better answer your questions.


-What is the model number for the television? (this can be found on the back of the unit)

-How old is the unit?

- when you say the rf input, do you mean the rf connector broke of the tv or do you have a different problem?


Please give me this information and I will be happy to assist you further.


Thank you,

Tim Nolan

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

it is a philips 34DW850H37F

it says the televison was manufactured in 2004

yes, the rf input broke off the tv, or was pulled off. I bought the tv for cheap, but of course I didn't see the issue until it was too late. I check the power but didn't do an over all inspection. (stupid me).

Expert:  Tim Nolan replied 8 years ago.

That part is not easy to repair by any means, sometimes a new RF connector can be soldered on and sometimes the tuner will need to be replaced. Either way you need to have excellent soldering skills, this is definitely not a beginner soldering job. If you have good soldering skills I can get you a part number for a new RF connector but it will not be easy to replace if you never have done it before.


You can usually get a technician to repair this for around $100 and if the tuner needs to be replaced you could be looking at $200-$250.


I am sorry I don't have any quick fixes or easy answers for you on this one, please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.


If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don't hesitate to ask!


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Thank you,
Tim Nolan