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Akaia PTH5498 We were watching TV one day turned it off then an hour later turned it on. The TV tried to turn on then just went off no picture or sound. The timer light stays on red in color. The TV will not power on. Tried leaving TV unplugged in hopes of reset for 6 months (yes I said months) or more with same problem. This TV worked great for my family viewing and video games. Plus the duel tuner and additional tuner out for accessories are great. I would love to repair it if feasible. I purchased TV from Sams Club the TV went out at 3 years of age exactly. Please help!! Akai PTH5498. (

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The STKs are common and if you have an experienced electronics tech around they can replace them for much less money but the tech must have advanced soldering and IC exchange experience.

The STK ics, two of them, can be purchased on line for around $20 to $40 each.

Partstore has two models available - one for around $40 and another for around $55.

The part number is STK392-110 and if you google you can find them for as little as $6/each but I don't recommend the cheap ones as they are not reliable.

It takes a good tech around 3 or 3 hours to take the old ones out and solder in the new ones. Also, it is likely one or two resistors are burnt and will need replacing as well.

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