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Old 02-09-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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The HDMI Connector (where you plug in the HDMI Cable) started getting loose and eventually completely fell out. Any ideas on what to do, or what I can do?
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OUCH!!!!

In warranty - call for service.

Out of warranty - take it apart and see if you can fix it - or - call for service.
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Old 02-09-2008, 04:38 PM   #3
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hard to say much without knowing which tv you have, presuming it is a HDTV and not a receiver or player.

HDMI connectors are usually just soldered to a pc board so should be able to be replaced or just re-soldered back into place.

In the future it might help not to put too much pressure on the connector. Are you using some super heavy cable?

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The worst part of the hdmi interface is that there is no locking mechanism like other cables have implemented. But like ED stated it should(if you choose) be a simple desolder/solder job.
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HDMI connectors are usually just soldered to a pc board so should be able to be replaced or just re-soldered back into place.
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. . . like ED stated it should(if you choose) be a simple desolder/solder job.
Sorry guys, but I think you are oversimplifying:

IF the connector was "just soldered" to the pc board and it has now come lose, it is almost certain that the board has been damaged and the possibility of repair would be slim to none even if the poster is a skilled technician.

IF the connector is simply lose because a screw as fallen off or some plastic clip has slipped lose, there is a possibility of reassembly by a not-so-skilled tech.

HDMI interfaces are extremely critical in terms of spacing, and configuration; let's not oversimplify by suggesting that a "simple" soldering job is all that is needed - it just isn't that simple.
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