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LCD TV/DVD Combo image washout

Help! We bought an Akai Tv/DVD Combo about a year ago (can't remember the model #).... I works great - sometimes. More often than not, the first time you load the DVD (we use it for slide shows) the images are totally washed out. Nothing you can do with the adjustments seems to help, oddly enough, it seems to only correct after ejecting and reloading the DVD multiple times. Any ideas? I contacted Akai via e-mail and they never replied.

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Instead of reloading the DVD multiple times, when the set is doing this try jaring it with the palm of your hand on a corner near where the DVD goes in. If it clears up when you tap it, maybe you just have a bad connection inside that needs repairing.

Posted on Jan 13, 2007

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