Question about Akai PDP42Z5TA 42 in. Plasma Television
I have a 42 in Akai PDP42Z5TA. Its worked great for 1.5 years.
Now after being turned on, the menu screen flashes for 1/2 second approximately every 1 second continuously. The control buttons on the tv and the remote are all frozen. When the menu button is pressed and held on the TV, the menu screen is visable and stops flashing, but no other buttons work.
Is there a reset somewhere on the TV? Or is there anything anyone can recommend. I cant get service on the TV because it is not a Samsung.
Main system control memory IC fault. This is a very small IC; have 8 solder terminals, and can be located very near to the main system control-chroma IC. Check and replace it. Be sure to replace it with the same number printed on it; in all respect. Otherwise, it won't go. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ Before replacing it, try a reset to this set, and then check.
There are two methods to reset TVs. The first is simple to do; a Hard Reset. The other is somewhat skilled; is a Factory Reset (System Reset). To make it a hard reset, just unplug the TV from AC mains wall socket, and re-plug it back after 15 minutes or so. If you do this by overnight is better. This procedure will make it a hard reset. If you want to make it a system reset [Factory Reset]; you have to enter its service mode option, and select the factory reset option. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here.
Posted on May 11, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This model is notorious for ring cracks in the solder joints on the IR sensor inside the television unit itself. The problem seems to come from pressure being applied to the board during installation. I have repaired three this month! It is a simple fix (just have to reheat the solder joints) if you know how to solder. If not, the unit will more than likely have to be serviced by a repair tech. Hope this helps you out.....
This model is notorious for ring cracks in the solder joints on the IR sensor inside the television unit itself. The problem seems to come from pressure being applied to the board during installation. I have repaired three this month! It is a simple fix (just have to reheat the solder joints) if you know how to solder.
If not, the unit will more than likely have to be serviced by a repair tech.
Hope this helps you out.....
Posted on Oct 21, 2007
SOURCE: Akai TV Stuck in Video Menu Page
Unplug TV for about 2(two) hours, while the TV is unpluged press the on\off button on the TV every once in a while. Replug electricity and try to turn the TV without the r\c, use the on\off button only...If that does not work...u need a tech to look inside..
Posted on May 01, 2008
SOURCE: akai tv wont turn on
I bought one of these tv's at a thrift store and it had the same problem, orange light blinking and static sound coming out of the speakers, no video at all.
The problem was the power supply board, this power supply has multiple outputs that feed the circuitry, 12V, 24v, 5V.
There was nine electrolitic capacitors I had to replace to fix it, all of them were bulged they are easy to spot, I measure one of them that was supposed to measure 1000uF but measured only 65uF. you can buy these from digikey for about 50 cents each, they need to be rated at 105 deg c and the profile has to be below the heat sink otherwise they will hit the top of the heat sink, the spacing between the leads has to be 5mm so they fit in the pcb. I replaced 3 1000uF/25v, 3 470uF/16v and 3 1000uF/16v and that fixed the problem, I bought this tv broken for 100 bucks fixed it with 6 bucks.
Good luck, don't perform repair if you are not familiar with dangerous AC voltage inside the TV.
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
SOURCE: screen will not appear
You have just found out why the plasma sets are fading from the market.
Both of you may have a power supply problem. The PS in plasma TVs is more complex than in LCD sets and therefore more likely to fail.
Since Akai is so poor on product support, they may not even have parts since that set was made by Samsung who also doesn't want to hear anything about them (their site doesn't recognize the Akai model number), you may be out of luck.
In researching Akai, I find large number of folks who will not buy any Akai anythings again.
This kind of performance is unusual for a Japanese company.
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
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