Model #COMBO KIT Dewalt reference information (09)

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Q:

Can a TV tuner be replaced by the consumer?

A:

The TV is not designed to have a consumer swap out any parts inside the set. To give you an idea of what will need to be done; remove the back, disconnect the wires to flip the board over, unsolder the pins, solder in the new tuner, slip everything back together. The capacitors in the TV hold a charges that can take a while to bleed off giving you a shock and the HV hooked up to a tube can give a real hard jolt if not careful. Also when soldering in the new tuner, you have to be careful not to splash. Most people are not equipped to do a job like this because there’s little need to ever.

Another thing about changing a part without knowing for sure if its the fix is that you only eliminated a possibility. I went through the RCA service site and saw only one symptom fix on the tuning that suggested looking at the tuner supply if you have tuning problems. I have also seen cases where a solder job was the only thing needed to correct an intermittent problem like this.

I personally would not recommend doing it if you had any doubt in what you are doing. If you do get someone to check on the tuner in the set and you want to order a tuner anyway, I looked up part number 264658 which is not the price you said in your description. There are different service model numbers for these TVs but this one should work for all D52W20 models for the tuner with location NH101.

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David A. - Personal Solutions Manager -
Sears Technician
May 09, 2009
Q:

Why is the digital tuner getting sound but no picture?

A:

It is possible for a circuit to go out on a TV and continue to work with the other functions. There is no setting that should bow in the picture or cause it to blank out through the digital stations only. Check the antenna connection to make sure you are receiving the best possible signal. If everything is connected correctly and you are receiving a good signal then you will most likely need service on the TV. The bowed picture at turn on does sound unrelated to the digital stations not having a picture and will need service as well. Contact a local repair shop or if needed a home service provider like Sears.

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David A. - Personal Solutions Manager -
Sears Technician
March 03, 2010
Q:

Can I use my old VCR as the tuner for my new VCR/DVD?

A:

We switched over from NTSC to ATSC in June of this year. Cable was not forced to make the transition so you can use the old VCR as a tuner for non digital cable but if you are trying to watch the new over the air ATSC programming you will need a converter box.

You need to have your antenna connected to the old VCR. From the old VCR, where it says "out to TV", hook it in to the new VCR/DVD combo. You are more than likely to have an RF out to the TV on the old VCR (the kind that screws in with a wire in the middle), but might now have one on the new VCR/DVD. Since there is no tuner on the new VCR/DVD combo, you might need to use composite cables to connect them (the yellow is the video cable and the red and white are audio). After you are sure that the output of the old VCR is hooked up to the input of the new VCR/DVD combo you can connect the new VCR/DVD to your television. When you want to watch TV you turn all three on with the TV set to the input that the new VCR/DVD is coming in on, and the new VCR/DVD set to whatever input the old VCR is coming in on.

If you are trying to record off the air, it is more than likely that your old VCR does not have an ATSC tuner installed. You will need a converter box hooked up to the back of your VCR/DVD combo instead of the old VCR. Please visit the website DTV.GOV from the FCC to inquire about getting a converter box. The FCC is offering a $40 dollar coupon to help you purchase a converter box but the offer expires on July 31.

I included some pictures of what coax and composite connectors look like.

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David A. - Personal Solutions Manager -
Sears Technician
July 29, 2009