Question about Akai PDP42Z5TA 42 in. Plasma Television
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
SOURCE: volume is stuck on 0
Akai TV's are knwon for various issues, this is one of the ones i have had to deal with repairs for many times now, first jsut pwoer reset it, unplug it for 3-5 minutes and try another outlet, try a dvd player as well jsut o insure there is no sound, akai has no tech support as they ahve gone out of bussiness, i suggest calling the local television repair center or returning it
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
SOURCE: Volume Control
check the up volume button on the set. it sounds like it is stuck in the on position. You can open the back and disconnect the wire harness to the control buttons. This will verify if the volume up button is the problem.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
yes direct into the buttons the WD40 is the best thing i've ever seen, that will not damage anything you can spray it without fear and then try to activate the buttons a few times, of course with the tv off.
Posted on May 20, 2009
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