Question about Akai LCT2715 27 in. LCD Television
I have had this unit for nearly two years, and haven't had any major problems with it. I almost never have used the built-in DVD player, instead using a separate DVD player that is connected to this unit.
It's probably a coincidence, but a few days ago, I clicked the eject button on the DVD player, and found a disc that had been inside for nearly a year. I popped in back in, and continued to used the TV, without using the DVD player. A day or two passed as I used the power ("Standby") button on the side to turn the TV off and on (instead of the remote.)
A couple of days ago, when I tried to turn the TV on, the screen remained dark, and the power indicator was flashing an orangish red. I then tried to use the remote, without any success.
I unplugged the unit for a couple of minutes, before trying to turn it on again, unsuccessfully, and then left it unplugged overnight before again trying to power in up, unsuccessfully.
I have tried to click the standby button after plugging it in, I have tried to hold down the button after plugging it in, I have been holding down the button before plugging it in, and I have held it down for over a minute. Nothing seems to work. At this point, given how many problems there have apparently been with this model after only a short time, it doesn't seem to make sense to invest $300 for a part that will probably quickly fail, also. At this point, I would settle for simply removing the DVD that's in the slot. I tried similar techniques with the disc eject button, also to no avail. On PCs, holding down control/alt/delete at the same time has an effect. I am just wondering if any combination of buttons on this model would do anything.
Out of frustration, with the unit unplugged, I even removed four screws and took off the plastic cover on the back of the DVD compartment, and tried to remove the DVD disc by grabbing the edge with a set of tweezers, I could get a pretty good grip, but it felt like the center of it might be on the spindle of the player that spins it, so I was not able to remove it.
Any suggestions? Again, at this point, I would settle for simply removing the disc (even if it might get a little scuffed in the process.)
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The motor that spins the DVD, locks it magnetically to another free spinning disk... if you got that far, remove the dvd player part, flip it upside down, see if you can manually move some of the gears. you should be able to free the DVD enough to pull it out with the tweezers. if you can send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org I might be able to point out what to move.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
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