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Old 01-23-2017, 12:36 AM
 
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i would greatly appreciate some advice. I have a magnovox digital converter box connnected to my TV. ive had it for about 4 years now and have had no problems until now. I started having problems bringing in any strong channels tonite so as in the past I ran a scan to find channels. It found NO channels and now I cant watch my TV at all. Do these boxes go bad after a time? I will admit that I always leave it turned on even after turning my TV off. I tried unplugging the antenna, tried unplugging the power cord and reattaching everything. Nothing has worked so far. Please helpppp!! I feel lost without my TV. Thank you!
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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It's an electronic device, it can die at any time with no warning. I would replace the antenna, if that doesn't work replace the converter, neither are expensive.
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Leaving the converter box on for four years is over 35,000 hours. I would suspect that a PCB is fried.
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:06 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Check the obvious first. Make sure you are connecting everything in the right place, unplug and replug you connections. Second, start by process or elimination. Replace the cable that goes from TV to the converter box. Is it an outdoor antenna? If so, try some rabbit ears to see what you get. Is it a powered antenna? If so check the power connection. If the rabbit ears work, try replacing the cable from converter box to antenna. What you need to do is troubleshoot. It's pretty much common sense.
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:41 PM
 
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You can no doubt get a digital flat panel TV for not much, depending on size. a 20" set would be under $100.

Time for shopping?
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