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I have a 32" HD AKAI TV that keeps turning itself off

My TV keeps turning itself off. It will turn back on for about 30 seconds when we hit the power button on the remote, then it turns itself off again,. The number on our TV seems to say LCT3215A

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  • mkdebord Nov 04, 2008

    We ended up having to return the TV to Radio Shack, where we bought it, and got a new TV from them to replace it. A bigger, better TV. Evidently no one services AKAI TVs around these parts. We did all of this before receiving the email above from you all.

  • Mona Masters Nov 30, 2008

    While my problem is not identical it is very similar. The screen saver was on when I came into the room, so I hit a button a couple times as the screen stated to remove the screen saver. When it stayed in the screen saver mode, I powered it off. It has not come on correctly since. When you turn it on their is a dull whine and it is as if there is a DVD in there, but there isn't. The black screen comes up, then the blue screen with the AKAI emblem as soon as you can see the AKAI the stupid thing shuts down. PLEASE HELP IT IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    MY 2 YR OLD AKAI #LCT3201AD TURNS ITSELF OFF-I HAVE TO UNPLUG IT FROM THE WALL OUTLET FOR A COUPLE MINUTES-IT COMES BACK ON WITH THE REMOTE OR SIDE BUTTONS BUT TURNS OFF AGAIN AFTER JUST A FEW MORE MINUTES OF PLAYING-THEN I HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN! NO MATTER WHICH SOURCE I'M USING IT ALWAYS DOES THIS. THE PICTURE AND SOUND ARE GREAT BUT THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY. I CAN'T WATCH A SHOW OR DVD WITHOUT PUSHING THE PAUSE BUTTON THEN CONTINUING AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN! PLEASE HELP ME!

  • Mona Masters May 11, 2010

    My husband tried solution #2 and that did not work for us. Anything else we could try here b4 I try to find a shop to work on it? Thx



    I am willing to try anything!

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If the service shops didn't charge people $200 to fix this I would not post.. But since they do - here's the $8 fix.

If you are electronically inclined, replace the three 1000uf 16v electrolytic capacitors in the power supply board located above the power switch. They are likely bulging out at the top and failed. They are the three in a row at the top - center of the board, located between the two black heat sinks. Make sure you get caps rated for 105c degrees! I recommend replacing them with 1000uf 25v caps. 35v caps will work but might be a tight fit as they are larger diameter.

Should cost you about $8 for the parts shipped. You can get them from partsexpress or digikey or any good local electronics store. Your local radio shack may have them but they won'y be 105c and thus may not last long.

Not handy, ask around, there is usually some electronic tweaker guy around that will install them for a few bucks.

This has solved the turns on / then off problem every time in the 3 I've done.

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  • Toddo7 Jun 07, 2011

    Thank you roomwwidavu!!! You are the man. I have the 32" Akai and it had the "turn on then turn off problem". I am handy, so I followed your advice. I took the TV apart and pulled the power supply board off the TV. The three electrolytic capcitors in between the heat sinks were indeed bulging. And the other three electrolytic capictors on the other side of the heat sinks were bad too. Two of those were actually leaking some brittle cyrstaline black **** and the third was bulging. And also a big 450v 1000uf cap in the middle of the board was bulging also. I replaced all seven of them and the TV is fixed!!! I only paid like $7 dollars for all caps from a local electronics supply store in my area.

    The three caps in between the heat sinks were originally 1000uf 16v as you said. I replaced those with 1000 uf 35v because they were out of the 25volt. It was a tight fit but I managed to jam them in there. The three on the other side of the heat sink were two 1000uf 35v 's and one 22uf 25volt. I replaced the 22uf 25v with a 22uf 50volt, and the other two 1000uf 35v with the same specs, 1000uf 35v. The big one in the middle I replaced with the same specs, 1000uf 450v.

    It was not that hard to do at all. I had modded an old Xbox before, so I did have a little experience with soldering on a circuit board. The hardest part was getting the old solder out with desoldering braid. The job would have been much easier and MUCH faster with a solder ******.

    For those out there who do this, make sure you get the polarity of the capcitor matched with the board. The caps have a negative side marked and the circuit board shows which lead is negative. I accidently got the polarity switched on the first one I did and had to take it back off and redo it when I notice that the caps had polarity marked on them.

    Push the lead throught the holes (with correct polarity) flip the board over and solder them in. The solder beads up and stays right in the little square contact area. After you get the leads soldered in, THEN cut the leads off flush with the top of the solder bead. Don't cut the leads off before you push it through the board.

    The guy at the electronic supply store did confirm that the 1000uf 16v caps were a manufacturer deffect. He also confirmed (as you said) that you can increase the voltage spec on the caps, but not decrease the voltage spec. He recognized the Akai power supply board without me even telling him what brand TV it came from. I guess he's seen a LOT of those messed up boards.

    I just successfully reapaired my first TV hahahah!!!!! Thanks roomwwidavu!! You saved me $200

  • FixedMyTV Sep 04, 2012

    Thank you roomwwidavu and Toddo7!!!! I had the same issue and the three 1000MicroF 16V capacitors between the heat sinks where the issue. They were bulging and once I replaced them with thee 1000MicroF 25V capacitors, the issue was fixed. Challenge was removing the old components out with the desoldering braid. But it was not too bad. and not to mention the 15+ screws to I had to take out and put back in! - but hey, it did save me a lot of money! Thank you for your detailed guidance!!

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Hi, The problem comes from the power supply board. You can have the power supply board repair or replace. I understand that this part is VERY hard to find. Everywhere I have contacted, they do not have any in stock and cannot get stock. Your best bet is to have it repair. To have it repaired, click on the below link http://www.power-supply-repair.com/ If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me asap. Thanks, Mike

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Hi
This is power supply board problem.I saw on ebay chipper pries.Please check:
AKAI POWER SUUPLY BOARD LCT3201AD MLT169A
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I have a akia lct3201ad tv and it wont turn on. ipush the power and the green light comes on for a few seconds and then turns off. i got it to turn on a couple of times and i just got a grey/green screen with no picture. what do i do ? it is only 2 years old

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I am having the same problem ,does anyone know if this applys to a 26" tv with a dvd player atached to it ? thanks

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