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Akai tv 27"

Power light blinks(red)and doesn't turn on, anyone have any idea?

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  • samhayne Nov 06, 2007

    Took it apart and found some bulging caps all grouped together on one end of the power board. TV is only 1 1/2 years old but has a lot of use for it's short life. Should I attempt the repair? Are these caps available? Been a long time since I soldered on a circuit board. AKAI 2715

  • samhayne Nov 06, 2007

    Took it apart and found some bulging caps on my AKAI 2715 after it quit working. Are these available? Been a long time since I soldered on a board. What's the chance it will work again?

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    Exact problem, Akai no help, searching web results equal tons of same problem, this should be a Manufactuer recall, Warranty by law states no constructed defect. The amount of issues with this model, I will never purchase an Akai product again.



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This model is notorious for power supply problems (mainly bad filter capacitors). They are large electrolytic capacitors located at the top of the switch mode power supply (SMPS) board. Most of the time they are easily spotted (the tops are pushed out in a dome shape rather than the flat top they are supposed to have) but it could be something that is not so easily detected. At any rate, the power supply is probably to blame, and unless you have knowledge in electronics repair, it will have to be serviced by a repair tech...


Hope this helps you out....

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