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September 10, 2015 8:26:17 PM

My cable box was fried during a severe thunderstorm. I found that the HDMI port that was connected to it is also not working. I tried a different cable, but no luck.
Should I try anything else before bringing the TV in for repairs?

Regards...JohnB

TV: RCA LED40C45RQ

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September 10, 2015 8:30:02 PM

johnbil said:
My cable box was fried during a severe thunderstorm. I found that the HDMI port that was connected to it is also not working. I tried a different cable, but no luck.
Should I try anything else before bringing the TV in for repairs?

Regards...JohnB

TV: RCA LED40C45RQ


tried with what? if the cable box was fried ?

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September 10, 2015 8:37:20 PM

I picked up a new box.
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September 10, 2015 8:39:17 PM

johnbil said:
I picked up a new box.


are you sure its working?

use the HDMI with your pc and see .

also , you have 2 HDMI on that TV , so try them both.

do you have a notebook around with HDMI ? a Console ? anything with HDMI ? your PC ?
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September 10, 2015 8:51:06 PM

The TV has 2 HDMI ports. I used one with the cable box and the other is connected with my PC. Both the PC and TV work on Port #2. Port #1 was connected to the old cable box. The PC and TV do not work on Port #1 any more.
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September 10, 2015 9:19:40 PM

johnbil said:
The TV has 2 HDMI ports. I used one with the cable box and the other is connected with my PC. Both the PC and TV work on Port #2. Port #1 was connected to the old cable box. The PC and TV do not work on Port #1 any more.


seems needs repair . but if you are out of warranty , an HDMI switch would solve your problem .. you can even extend it to 3 or more using 3 or more HDMI switch...

examples

3 ports

http://www.amazon.com/EnjoyGadgets-Switcher-Selector-Su...

5 ports

http://www.amazon.com/Kinivo-501BN-Premium-wireless-ada...

http://www.amazon.com/Etekcity-High-Speed-Wireless-Cont...

http://www.amazon.com/J-Tech-Digital-JTD4KSP0501-Premiu...
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September 10, 2015 9:20:26 PM

Well its obviously the port and there's not much you can do to fix it. Your options are to replace the main board yourself, pay someone to fix it , buy a HDMI switch or buy and new tv. Main boards for that model are going for $35-$40 on ebay.
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September 12, 2015 9:37:39 AM

I guess I'll have to use a switcher. Thanks for the advice guys.
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