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Aerial socket in TV set has come out... looks like solder

Customer Question

Aerial socket in TV set has come out... looks like solder has broken in the set.
JA: What's the brand and model number of your TV? How old is it?
Customer: Phillips - abt 10 yrs old, don't know model - it has Freeview and facilities to plug in video player
JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?
Customer: No... can't even get that on screen... it's all blank
JA: Anything else you want the TV Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No - that's it
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Pete replied 11 days ago.

Hi there, I am Pete and I'll be happy to assist you today.

Expert:  Pete replied 11 days ago.

The antenna socket will need to be soldered back onto the main board inside the TV to restore the full function on the TV again.

If you do not have a soldering iron and you are unable to repair it yourself, a local electronics repair store can solder it back in place for you.

Expert:  Pete replied 11 days ago.

Please let me know if you have any further questions on this topic and I'll be more than happy to help? :)
Have a great weekend and stay safe,