Wobbly aerial input socket

#1
Brand new member. What a great forum - that disassembly thread is great. My beloved Fox (with the over/under aerial ports) has developed a very wobbly aerial input socket which I just noticed. Could this be the cause of a sudden failure of signal strength? Plugged direct to TV the signals right across Freeview are great - put it through the Fox and suddenly there's all sorts of drops and freezes and blockiness. Would opening the case reveal a simple tightening-up job or am I in deep water? Previously five years of excellent service from the Fox-bought as a refurb from Humax. All hints gratefully received. Also, is this the right place for this?
 

everthewatcher

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#2
Could this be the cause of a sudden failure of signal strength?
Most definitely yes.
Would opening the case reveal a simple tightening-up job or am I in deep water?
'Fraid not and possibly - it's not going to be a simple fix unless missing something.

Looking at the similar tuner module in a DTR-T1000 the main PCB will have to come out, the tuner LH screening can lid removed, the socket body soldered to the can then the socket/PCB connection checked and resoldered if necessary.

This is a job for someone who really knows what they're doing, not someone who just knows which end of a soldering iron to hold

If you're near Guildford I may be able to help.

(Mods: You might like to move this to its own thread)
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
#3
Hard to say without seeing it, but if the wobbly socket is simply parting company with the metal can behind it, it can probably be cured if you have a soldering iron.
 
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The Blue Acorn
#4
Most definitely yes.

'Fraid not and possibly - it's not going to be a simple fix unless missing something.

Looking at the similar tuner module in a DTR-T1000 the main PCB will have to come out, the tuner LH screening can lid removed, the socket body soldered to the can then the socket/PCB connection checked and resoldered if necessary.

This is a job for someone who really knows what they're doing, not someone who just knows which end of a soldering iron to hold

If you're near Guildford I may be able to help.

(Mods: You might like to move this to its own thread)
Thanks for this opinion. Signal strength is just manageable at the moment but I may take you up on your offer. Not near Guildford or motorised but could certainly bring it to rail station for handoff if it comes to that. Will wait for a bit. Thanks again.
 
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