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Akai TV volume control stuck on 100%

While dusting our 3 yo Akai TV there was a spark as I rubbed over the lower TV control panel. The volume control is now stuck on high. The TV screen constantly shows the volume setting at 100%. The channel changer for TV won't work for changing channels, volume or mute. We are using our cable box and VCR to change channels. I put tape over the front TV speakers so that the sound could be muted somewhat. Any suggestions as to what to do? I am afraid that a service call will cost more than the TV is worth.

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Try leaving the set unplugged for several hours, this will reset it to factory settings. If this does not work you need service.

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