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Broken RF connector in Insignia LCD TV Repaired

By on July 24, 2014











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A friend of mine told me about her Insignia TV that had a broken RF connector. It’s a 12V TV that she uses in her camper so she can watch TV when she is camping. She forgot about it and started driving before putting it up, and it fell onto the bed and broke the connector. I told her I would fix it for her.

There is plenty of room in the TV since it has an external power adapter that plugs into it. You just have to be careful opening it up because it has short cables going from the PCB to the LCD display.


I checked the PCB’s over good for bad solder joints, bulged capacitors, or anything else that might be a problem in the future, even though she said it was working fine before she broke the RF connector. Lucky for her that the TV fell on the bed and didn’t break anything else!

Everything looked fine and the capacitors looked like good 105C caps. So I ordered some RF connectors on Ebay.

lcd tv rf connector repairs

When my RF connectors came in I unsoldered the RF connector and soldered in the new connector. I cleaned the flux from the PCB and put the TV back together. She didn’t remember to bring the power supply when she brought the TV to me so I can’t take a picture of it playing, but I’m sure it will play just fine unless there is another problem. If so, then she’ll have to bring it back to me! I’m sure she will be happy to have her camping TV back and working!

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robert calk

Robert Calk Jr. is a Hobbyist from the USA and loves learning electronics and how to repair electronic devices.

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  1. Andre Gopee

    July 24, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Robert

      July 25, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      You are welcome Andre.

  2. yogesh panchal

    July 25, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Good work Mr. robert keep it up and thanks for sharing.

    • Robert

      July 25, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      Thanks Yogesh, I appreciate it.

  3. beh

    July 25, 2014 at 1:40 am

    HI Robert
    it is really nice article and nice job is done over this LCD
    happy to hear this to much.
    keep up the good job

    • Robert

      July 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks my friend, I'm glad you liked it. She is going to bring me some more devices to fix for her including a laptop and a DVD player.

  4. Mervin

    July 25, 2014 at 1:50 am

    nice job

    • Robert

      July 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks Mervin.

  5. Joshua oloo

    July 25, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks Robert for sharing the Article.Keep it up sir.

    • Robert

      July 26, 2014 at 11:01 am

      You are welcome Joshua, it was my pleasure.

  6. Luciano

    July 26, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Clean job Robert, keep it up.

    • Robert

      July 26, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Thanks Luciano.

  7. michael

    July 29, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Good job Robert,she will be happy to tell other about you and keep up the good work

    • Robert

      July 31, 2014 at 4:41 am

      Thanks Michael.

  8. Humberto

    August 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Good job Robert, congratulations. Keep up the good job

  9. Raymundo Saura

    August 27, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    thanks sir

  10. Dominic

    July 24, 2016 at 4:28 am

    where can i get the connectors? i have same prob


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