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Akai lct3201 power problem

The tv will not turn on, the red stanby light will turn green for a few seconds and turn back to red, the picture never turns on, what sould I do? Akai wants me to send it to Cali, Im in Va., no box for the tv. HELP!!!!!!!

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  • Charlie rtl Jan 02, 2008

    My set shows a green light for 2 seconds when I hit the power botton then goes to red light.I have to turn my set on 5 or 6 times before it will stay on green and display a picture.

  • ashbrook Feb 06, 2008

    I have a AKAI LCT3201AD that will not turn on. The red power light flashes and nothing, the power button on the tv itself or the remote, will turn it on. I dont have a warrenty. What can I do myself to fix this problem.

  • f311fr1 Feb 08, 2008

    I have an akai that goes from red to green for about 3-5 seconds, then back to red. this is the akai 3201 lcd. I have tried unplugging and this worked a few times now all I get when I unplug and try to turn on is a dull blue screen no sound.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    I have the same problem, the green light will come on momentarily and emmediately go back to red

  • Lovebnpink Feb 14, 2008

    I have the akai lct3201ad 32" lcd television too and it just won't turn on. It was working and then it just quit. Seems like I'm not the only one with this problem. AKAI needs to fix this!!!! This is a problem with the way they are making them.

  • moolou2 Feb 15, 2008

    red light is on and i get no picture,

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  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008

    Won't turn on at first I could unplug it but, now it goes green for a few seconds then back to red. It a great tv till now.

  • airforce1 Mar 09, 2008

    I have the same problem,bought it from SAMS club.Last time it got fixed automatically but after a brief power outage at Richmond,VA it has stopped working.The red light is ON,turns momentarily to GREEN and wont come on at all.

  • Buy American Apr 28, 2008

    Same problem. Turns green for a few seconds then red and nothing. Also, I have a DVD stuck and it won't eject without power. Anyone know how to eject it?

  • Fairlie Apr 29, 2008

    Same problem as everybody else. TV tries to come on and won't. It came on for awhile after many tries and then unplugging and trying again. Now it won't come on at all. Radio Shack service didn't call back with a solution after over 48 working hours. I called them again and they said no one in my area repairs Akai so factory would replace or refund. I received a call from 3rd party company today who is researching for someone to repair. I was told to expect reply withing 72 working hours. I bought a 3 year service contract when I bought the TV. It is April 28th and my first call to Radio Shack Service was at 10:00 a.m. on April 17th.



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I fixed my Akai LCT3201AD in about 30mins. using 3 small parts from Radio Shack. Once I got the back off, I found the power supply board (PSB), mine was part# MLT-169B rev1.2. I looked at the capacitors (caps.) first, because they are usually easy to diagnose. I noticed the caps. bubbled out on the top of the board (where all the cables connect to it). There is 3 of them in a row, positioned between the two large heatsinks. My guess is that the heatsinks are generating a LOT of heat over time, because of bad ventilation, and causing the caps. to fail.
I went to Radio Shack and found 3 caps. (only had 3 in stock). The original ones were 16V-1000uF, Radio Shack only carried 35V and 50V in the 1000uF caps., so I bought the 35V ones and headed home, I removed the old caps. from the board, and installed the new ones. The 35V caps, are a little bigger, so its a tighter fit on the board, be careful. It took longer to remove the back from the TV than it did to do the soldering. has excellent videos on how to de-solder caps. on PSB's.

Total money spent on repairs:
$1.59 ea for 3 Caps. (part# 272-1032) $4.77
$2.99 for new soldering iron tip + $2.99
$1.00 donation for St. Jude's + $1.00
Total including tax $9.30

So for less than $10, I did a repair that my local TV repair shop wanted $575 for. Online stores want anywhere from $100-$275 for a PSB. If I get another 2 yrs out of it that's well worth $10.

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  • george Feb 15, 2011

    Thank you so much, your description fits my tv exactly. It's been broken for over a year. May God richly bless you.


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I know the service tech who fixed my tv power supply. his email is

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If they're repairing it under warranty have them send you a box..
There is NO substitute for their repair policy - ie: you can't just take it into a local shop and have them do it, the shop will never get paid and most know that...

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