I have an Advent TV that has the RF input connector broken off. I removed
the back to see what I could do to make repairs.
The RF connector is an integral part some "module" that is soldered to a PC
Anyone have any ideas on where to find board level components so I can make
the repair myself. I'm just not willing to put out 100 bux for the whole
If I were you. I'd solder a piece of coax onto the board, epoxy the
joints, then sedure the coax with tie clamp, then attach a female coax
connector on to it. It's common problem, PCB mounted coax connector
breaking off. You may need to repair the dmamaged circuit trace on the
I used to repair vcrs, Had many F connectors ripped from the RF converters.
The converter material would accept solder so I put the connector back in,
got as good a mechanical connection as possible and soldered all the way
around the connector. Made the center pin connection and tested it. The
insulating material in the center will melt
so you need to tin everything and then solder part then cool it, then solder
more and cool it etc. Use a damp cloth to cool the part.
If this module is a large rectangular metal can, then you are looking
at a tuner. These can be purchased as complete modules, or as
refurbished exchange units, or you can repair the existing tuner by
removing the broken connector and adapting and soldering a replacement
connector to the tuner housing.
IIRC, I used to use this type of adapter and cut the bottom end off:
You will have to solder a short wire between the centre pin and the
tuner PCB. Before soldering the connector to the can, you should
roughen up the contact areas with sandpaper.
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