Toshiba 28ZD26 component problem

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  1. mobily

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    Hey all,

    I have had the above television for a while now but for ages have had a problem with the component input. The coloured pins on the connection came off two of the connections and a while after this happened I experienced severe interference with diagonal lines down the screen when watching DVDs. I took the DVD player to the shop and they connected that to their television via component with no problem.

    Either my component cable is the problem or the connection on the TV is gone which I think is more likely.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem before? I find it frustrating as I am now watching DVDs via S-Video because the interference is so bad!

    If so is there anything I can do to try and sort it out?

    Thanks :thumbsup:
     
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    The only answer seems to be replacement of the sockets on the tv.It could also be just a case of resoldering the sockets.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, it would involve getting someone in to have a look which could cost a fortune as I am no good at soldering sockets back onto tvs... may have to leave it until I upgrade! :)
     
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    Depends on what you class as a fortune?
    This is a common fault on this range of sets and as long as you have the sockets they can easily be refitted.
    Phone around a few TV Repairers advertising in your local paper, yellow pages etc and ask for an estimate...your talking an hours labour at most and it can be done in your home by any competent engineer.
     
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    hmm I don't think I have the two coloured connectors. If not would the TV repair bloke have some he could fit. If it could guarantee to eliminate the interference I would go for it but it may not work
     
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    Check the ends of the cables...the sockets may be stuck on the plugs.
    Any TV repairman wouldn't normally carry spare phono sockets, he'd probably need to order them...unless he has some in the spares drawer at his workshop....as to whether that's the cause of your "interference" I don't know, if the sockets were loose when you were connected and viewing...it's possible.
     
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    Hi Jay Cee.

    Many thanks for your help. I contacted a repair man out of the yellow pages today who has advertised himself as a Toshiba specialist. I have explained the problem and he is going to come and have a look.

    He seems keen to come and look first before ordering the parts but he's only charging £20 as a call out fee which seems reasonable. Not sure why he doesn't just order the parts though so can fit in one visit. Probably so he can charge me another £20! :thumbsdow

    You have mentioned it is a common problem.... if so would it be worth calling Toshiba and explaining the problem and they may send the spares free of charge to the repair man?

    Have you experienced interference due to the sockets coming off as you seem to be knowledgable about televisions!

    Thanks :thumbsup:
     

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