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I have a problem with my Akai Plasma TV. When I'm switching channels and stop at what I want to watch on TV, at times it will switch back to the previous channel? Is there something I can do?

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Check the cables that run from the main board to the switches and the manual buttons on the set, sounds like a cable needs to be reseated, or could be pinched or crimped

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There are a few things that can cause this. #1 most often cause is either something spilled on the channel button or something wrong with the bezel where the buttons are located causing the button to be pressed all the time. Check the buttons on the tv and make sure none of them are stuck. #2 is a bad button (switch). Replace the switch or the control board. #3 is a short on the wiring harness going from the switch to the mian board. Maybe it's squished against the frame somewhere. #4 would be a bad main board. You will likely have to take this unit to a service centre to have it looked at.

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