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Akai pdp4292 42in

No picture. The unit has been working fine for the last two years trouble free and the other day we turned it on and it was fine then a couple of hours later the picture was gone. The sound works fine and I unplugged it for about 5 minutes to try and reset but still No picture.

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Repaired one of these with the same symptoms about two weeks ago. My guess is that the SMPS has failed. In laymen's terms the power supply, Samsung p/n#Bn96-00249a and you should be able to purchase it at Vance Baldwin and just sign in as a guest, select parts# and input the number above (no dashes). Be seated when you do they're a bit spendy - - about $270.00 dollars plus shipping and a $50.00 core... You get that back when you send them the old one.. After you get the back off the PS is located in the middle of the unit at the top of the screen. If you need the service manual to help just let me know. It's actually an easy plug and play repair... Good Luck Bill

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Before you get suckered in--there is two red small caps that go bad--replace them. want schematic? download to CD before it's gone.Don't be suckers :^(

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Hi Bill, I have a AKAI PDP4294 that has the same problem as Morfias reported. No picture, but I do have sound. I went to the Vancebaldwin website and entered p/n BN96-00249A. I get two results from this search. One for AKAI and one for Samsung. Akai BN96-00249A (Psp P-smps Assembly) Samsung BN96-00249A (Assy Pdp P-smps) The AKAI part is $572.25, weighs 9 lbs, with no core charge. The Samsung part is $261.82, weighs 1 lb, with a $50 core charge. There is no picture for either part, but based off the weight listed for each item, I'm assuming they are different parts. Which part do I need? I'm obviously hoping I need the Samsung part :)

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sounds like time for a class action lawsuit.. mine went blank too.. and it seems like everyone with this model is having the same problem.. i wonder if akai has a solution i'll call them tomorrow.

Posted on Jun 04, 2007

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