I have had my Akai tv for about 3 years now. Last night I turned it off before bed and when I fired it up in the morning there was some sort of swoop in the red color. I tried to auto focus but it would stop at 23 percent. Is there any simple repair that I can do to fix this? I have not found any repair centers that will even look at this brand. Thank you for any help you can give me.
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the reason this is because the convergence needs set these tvs should be serviced ever 3 years or so this is definitely the problem i fix these all the time a good tv repair man will do it for under 120 pounds and its worth it your tv isn't broken don't worry the convergence settings are adjusted by dials in the back of the tv inside the case its not for a user to do it will just become worse id advise to have it done and it will be like new again and the person will provide a warranty and a good tip is maybe 2 years after give it a shake and hell have to fix it on warranty covering you for another 3 years of viewing if you don't believe me do a search and ull find out please make sure and make the payment for my help thanks and good luck any more questions don't hesitate in contacting me
I used" Silerado 1st" solution. I have an Akai pt5598hdix/sms.
I had ghosting.Like 3 colors side by side.
Silerado said with TV off press "mute,1,8,2" then TV on.
I didn't see anything like a menu.He warned to write down any setting you saw before you change anything.But for me nothing came up. So as he said the next step try with TV "on" press "Mute,1,8,3" this is another set of adjustments for finer detail. I lined/overlapped all the lines up or down or side to side useing the channel and the volume buttons and then held the enter button down until the TV flashed 3 times.Then I shut it off and when I turned it back on It was perfect.
I talked to an Akai certified tech who told me the problem is a bad convergence module. The part alone is $400. Fortunately, I purchased mine from Costco 3 years ago. Costco has a 100% guarantee policy that I was not aware of. I called them asking if I had an extended warrenty and they gave me the full purchase price as a refund ! If any Costco purchasers are experiencing this problem and you purchased the TV prior to March 2007 (when Costco changed their policy), you may be able to take it back and get the full amount you paid for it. I turned around and purchased a new, larger Panasonic for under $150 more. It has a 5 year warrenty.
The Akai service number (to reach a certified repair place) is 1-800-726-4405. The Akai people are very good and can direct you to options. For those near Pittsburgh PA, Contact Rosewood Audio in New Castle 724 654-3023.
Something like this Id have someone who knows there way around electronics, a qualified tech or someone you trust really well :-) Does the crackling affect the TV picture at all ? My first guess would be dust and or dampness on the audio components. Sometimes this can conduct electricity across small pc chips and reak all sorts of havoc. I had an old Tomas electric organ once, and it actually caught fire because two speaker wires were rubbing together and eventually wore thru the insulation and shorted out, but it was also making alot of crackling and static noises. Try raising and lowering the volume low to high and high to low and see if the crackling noises gets worse. Some audio amplifiers put out quite a bit of power, so I wouldnt trust leaving the TV on without a fire extinguisher handy.