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AKAI PT4298HD WHEN YOU TURN THE TV "ON" THE TV IS NOT TURNING "ON". ONLY THE TIMER LED IS FLASHING. wHAT SHOULD i DO?

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  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    when you turn tv on it is not

    coming on timer led is flashing

  • mbua Dec 24, 2007

    Both audio and tv do not come on but the timer red light is on and flashes when you push any remote signal. mike

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    My TV (AKAI model PT4298HD Projection TV) has the same problem, Power supply is bad. Where can I get a new power supply or who fixed it for you?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    When you turn on the TV, no picture appears and the timer light either flashes red or stays on. Have read posts about a convergence board problem and replacement, but can not find it listed at the partstore.com that was referenced in the post.

  • TVHelp29 Aug 04, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem. I turned the TV on yesterday and the color and clarity of the image was distored, after 2-3 seconds it shut off. Now when I attempt to turn it on, the red Timer light flashes but no sound and no image.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    no pic only sound and a red timer light

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    TV will not turn on

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2008

    The PT4298HD 42" PROJECTION TELEVISION IS NOT TURNING ON AND THE RED TIMER LIGHT IS FLASHING.

  • jeffrich55 Sep 27, 2008

    TV was working fine on 9/20/2008. It just went dead, though I wasn't looking at it at that second, so I don't know if there were any symptoms immediately preceding its demise. Now all I get is the Flashing Red Timer Light Of Death, about 10 times, and then it quits.

  • tonyloc41 Oct 07, 2008

    tv do not turn on

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    I bought my Akai PT4298HD tv in June 2004 from Circuit City, together with a 3 year warranty (dont all these warranties expire just before the equipment fails?). I watched TV yesterday (12/3/08) and it went dead today. Sound is on but no picture. Any solutions? Yes, I have unplugged it for 10 minutes and plugged it back in.

  • iluvgr8tdeal Dec 04, 2008

    I bought this Akai PT 4298HD rear projection set in June 2004 at Circuit City. I bought the 3 year warranty (dont all these warranties expire before the problem?)The sound comes on but there is no picture. I am ready to open up the TV, as I might not financially be in a position to buy another one soon. Are TVs not supposed to last at least 7 years?

  • Dom3 Dec 12, 2008

    My Akai just shut off and will not turn on. The red light flashes when you try to turn it on and it flashes 8 times.

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Do not panic! Do not throw your TV away like I wanted to! Here is what may be the solution for most of the members who have posted their complaints here recently. I am not an expert, but I followed all blogs from various websites and forums, and the conclusion was the same; replace the convergence board for this model. I purchased it from www.partstore.com and since this Akai is the same model as the Samsung Model # HCN4226WX/XAA, buy the Samsung BP95-00142E Convergence board for $77. It came to about $85 after shipping. The Convergence board has two black STK ICs and two colors of wires, a gray kind and a blue kind, all which have 'pins' and can easily be unplugged from the circuit board in the TV. It is basically a complete system that takes less than 30 minutes to install. It is a simple swap procedure, with no soldering. You only need the new board and a screwdriver! Remove the lower back board of your TV where the cables are plugged in (do not unscrew all the screws for the screen, as it is unnecessary, and might just damage your screen if you are not careful.) It has a u-like shape and comes off easy. Detach the gray wires connecting your old board to the rest of the circuitry, and detach the blue wires connecting the old board to the circuitry. On the old board, there are connectors marked, from left, blue, green and red. Detach those from the old board, and mark the wires so that you may connect the correct the wires to the new board. You then unscrew the only screw connecting the board to the TV, and unhook the board from the TV. Hook the new board to the hooks which held the old board, and screw the lone screw to the board. Plug the gray cables from the new board to the connectors where the gray cables from the old board were,and do so for the blue cables. Connect the multicolored cables to the blue, green and red, just as was done on the old board. Reattach the cover and test the TV. Please do not replace the two STK ICs only. When I removed my old board, I realized that 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 saved about $100 for a repairman just to show up

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Also, this could be from a leaking CRT. In CRT projection televisions, the red, green, and blue tube are filled with coolent (glycol). These 42" models are very bad about the tubes leaking (Akai and Samsung models)and are infamous for destroying the CRT driver board connected to the bottom of each tube. When this happens, the protection circuit kicks in and will not let the television start up. *PLEASE, FOR YOUR OWN SAKE, DO NOT FOLLOW THESE NEXT STEPS IF YOU HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT!!!! There are four screws and three snap clips that hold the bottom on. UNPLUG THE TELEVISION, remove the screws and pull bottom outward to remove. The bottoms of the three tubes should be visible. DON'T TOUCH THEM!! Now look under each tube. If one is leaking, there will be a wet spot (or sometimes a puddle!) underneath the tube. This will have to be serviced by a TV tech. Hope this helps...

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Get rid of these sets while they are working, that is my best advise. I've been repairing consumer & pro audio electronics since 1977 & the Korean products just don't hold up like the Japanese products. IE Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Sony & such. The average life span is 5 to 7 years anyway & these sets have had their time. Say bye bye!

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I have the same problems i check my power supply isaw q 14 and f9 open in the power board any help i need service manual to check q 14 the number . for person that have the same problems check q 14 for shorted luck.

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Dlditter:
the problem was The Power Supply Board. Somebody fixed for me, click on the picture for details.
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Gustinoss, I think it is interesting that we had the problem on the same day. Have you experience a power surge of any kind in the last 48 hours? I wonder if that is relevant to fixing the problem???

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

Replace the convergence amp(with the 2 stk ic's) not convergence module

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The convergence module is probably defective, keeping the TV from turning on. I believe this model was made by Samsung and they have had a lot of problems in this area.

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i will be more than happy to assist you. first is the red light blinking a code at all. if it is the convergence ic you can purchase these at any electronic component dealer.

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