Question about Akai PT5598HD 55" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television
Up & died. Lost the perfect focus first about 3-6 months prior. Timer light does come on but nothing else. Tried customer support & no one seems to know anything about this tv including parts. Where is the conversgence ic, how do you know if it needs to be replaced and how do you know part numbers for this and the lamps?
Thanks My wife was watching the TV in our family room, and I was in my office a few feet away. The TV was working fine, then I heard a short bzzt, no screen flash or anything else, and the TV died. We have not been able to get it working, nor have we sent it to a shop. It's $50-$75 each way, and if the set is finished we don't want to incur the expense. Can anyone help?
Do not panic! Do not throw your TV away like I wanted to! Here iswhat may be the solution for most of the members who have postedtheir complaints here recently. I am not an expert, but I followed allblogs from various websites and forums, and the conclusion was thesame;replace the convergence board for this model. I purchased itfromwww.partstore.com and since this Akai is the same model as acomparable Samsung Model, buy the Samsung comparable Convergenceboard for $77. It came to about $85 after shipping. Call them if youneed the exact model #. The Convergence board has two black STK ICs andtwo colors of wires, a gray kind and a blue kind,all which have 'pins'and can easily be unplugged from the circuit board inthe TV. It is basically a complete system that takes less than30 minutes to install. It is a simple swap procedure, with nosoldering.You only need the new board and a screwdriver! Remove thelower backboard of your TV where the cables are plugged in (do notunscrew all the screws for the screen, as it is unnecessary, and mightjust damage your screen if you are not careful.) It has a u-like shapeand comes off easy. Detach the gray wires connecting your old board tothe rest of the circuitry, and detach the blue wires connecting the oldboard to the circuitry. On the old board, there are connectors marked,from left, blue, green and red. Detach those from the old board, andmark the wires so that you may connect the correct the wires to thenew board. You then unscrew the only screw connecting the board to theTV,and unhook the board from the TV. Hook the new board to the hookswhich held the old board, and screw the lone screw to the board. Plugthe gray cables from the new board to the connectors where the graycables from the old board were,and do so for the blue cables. Connectthe multicolored cables to the blue, green and red, just as was done onthe old board. Reattach the cover and test the TV. Please do notreplace the two STK ICs only. When I removed my old board, I realizedthat there was a burn mark, where the ICs were, but maybe it was a fuse.You may replace the ICs only to discover that it was another problem.Good luck, and I wish you all the best in the repairs. I just savedabout$100 for a repairman just to show up.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
Akai is not a good brand of tv to have and they are expensive to repair. i would go with getting a replacement tv. they are impossible to find parts for
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