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Power light blinks red - tv will not come on

One day everything was fine - next day we went to turn it on with remote and no response except the power light that usually turned green and the tv picture soon followed did not happen - the power light only blinked red. TV is only a year and a half old. Akai LCT2715 N 27" wide-screen.

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  • duncans mom Dec 08, 2007

    Ours is doing the same thing. We bought it Aug 06. We tried using a different power outlet, unplugging the cable input and the other inputs, leaving it unplugged for hours in hopes of a reset. The problem started 5 days ago with the cable channels showing up in black and white and the tv not picking up the cable signal everytime we turned it on. Yesterday it just didn't come on and we just has a flashing orange/red light and make a weird sound.

  • sconverse Dec 20, 2007

    Plugged it in, turned on, little light blinked amber then red and just kept blinking. The tv would not come on, the little light would not turn green.

    Tried diffrent wall socket worked for a few hours thenback to blank screen and red blinking power light

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2007

    same here

  • Akai woes Dec 30, 2007

    AKAI LCT 2715

    The TV shut off with 30 secs left in my football game. The light blinks red, and there is a hmmm with a pulse through the speakers, but this is before I turn the TV on-its when I turn on the hard power switch. When I turn the switch off the pulse slowly fades. The TV is a year and a half old.

  • kgee Jan 18, 2008

    I finally found my receipts and I had purchased for $30 the one yr. service plan. Called the 800 # and they told me to take it to Crown TV 3 wks. ago. I called yesterday and they said the parts were no longer made to do repairs and I should be hearing from Sam's Club about reimbursement or replacement. Thanks for asking!!


  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. I suspect the power supply went out, but cannot find replacement parts. Anyone have ideas? Perhaps a substitute is advisable, since it appears the OEM power supply is the weak link?

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    OK i usually never turn off the tv it mostly on standby but i yesterday i turn it off for some werid reason now it blinking like a yellow/red light and make a ticking sound and it get louder. i try to use a different outlet and unpluging the wires, but nothing works!!!

  • kgee Feb 14, 2008

    I received a check in the mail for a full refund - $699.88 . Thanks anyway for all the input. Kgee.

  • dprevost3 Feb 18, 2009




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I bought one of these tv's at a thrift store and it had the same problem, orange light blinking and static sound coming out of the speakers, no video at all.
The problem was the power supply board, this power supply has multiple outputs that feed the circuitry, 12V, 24v, 5V.
There was nine electrolitic capacitors I had to replace to fix it, all of them were bulged they are easy to spot, I measure one of them that was supposed to measure 1000uF but measured only 65uF. you can buy these from digikey for about 50 cents each, they need to be rated at 105 deg c and the profile has to be below the heat sink otherwise they will hit the top of the heat sink, the spacing between the leads has to be 5mm so they fit in the pcb. I replaced 3 1000uF/25v, 3 470uF/16v and 3 1000uF/16v and that fixed the problem, I bought this tv broken for 100 bucks fixed it with 6 bucks.
Good luck, don't perform repair if you are not familiar with dangerous AC voltage inside the TV.

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To let you all know that Im having the same problem with my tv.. amber then red red red red... and popping sounds from speakers... Its because they use cheap parts there are 19 capacitors in the power supply (DONT RECOMMEND FOR NON EXPERIENCED PEOPLE) the 2 main filter capacitors are 100uf450v the ones in mine are just fine then there are 3x 1000uf16v, 2x 470uf16v, 3x 470uf25v, 2x 1000uf25v, 6x 1000uf35v, and 1x 470uf35v... Im in the process of replacing those capacitors. about half of them are leaking and 1 is blown... very dangerous for anyone messing around back there.. just thought i would let everyone know that its a 20 dollar repair if you know what you are doing i got my caps at

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These TV's are prone to power supply failure. I can fix the power supply on this TV for approx $100 +s/h.... Contact me and all you have to do is remove the power supply and send it to me and I will repair it with high quality parts. Reinstall and you TV will be good as new...

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

3 days ago started acting funny, would not turn on. I could unplug for 30 seconds then plug in and would work fine till next day. Now will not turn on at all, just get blinking yellow light and popping sound from speakers.
Can this be fixed or will it be cheaper to buy a new tv? (Maybe a Sharp or Zenith next time)

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