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Buttons on TV are unreponsive - Akai PDP4273M 42" Plasma HDTV

I have a Akai PDP4273M 42" Plasma HDTV that is a little more than a year old. I cannot turn it on/off, change the input sources or the volume. The remote is done. Someone in my house recently dropped it accidentally into a glass of cranberry juice. I washed it, wiped it & dried it, both inside and out and it seems a lost cause. Plus, none of the codes I searched for and found for my Comcast DVR remote work. I had been using the buttons on the TV, but they just stopped reponding. I can't get the TV to do anything, except turn on after unplugging it. Once on, I can't adjust the volume, switch the sources, or even turn it off. HELP!!!!! The volume is stuck all the way down. Does anyone have any ideas on why this has happened? Any ideas on how to fix it? Am I going to have to pay a fortune to get a TV repair guy to come and fix it? I am pretty sure the warranty is up and I cannot find the manual. AKAI's website is a joke, and offers no help or warranty/guide PDF.

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  • miadolphins Jan 28, 2008


    • Thanks for the info so far.

    • How about a comcast code that works? I have a HD DVR box. There are only 2 codes on comcast and neither works. Do you think that if I get the original remote or a universal that works, the TV should function fine. I can't get the buttons on the TV to work. It is stuck with the volume all the way down. And the volume display is staying on the screen, which is unusual. It is almost like the lower volume button is stuck, but it is not stuck in place.

  • miadolphins Jan 28, 2008

    Nope. I've tried those 2 codes. They are unsuccessful.

  • miadolphins Jan 28, 2008

    If I just get a new original remote? Do you think the TV should function fine? I can't get the buttons on the TV to work. It is stuck with the volume all the way down. And the volume display is staying on the screen, which is unusual. It is almost like the lower volume button is stuck, but it is not stuck in place.

  • miadolphins Jan 28, 2008

    None of them worked. Do you think a new original remote will work with my TV? Even with the situation I described..the volume is stuck and the display on the screen?

  • miadolphins Jan 28, 2008

    But my TV doen't have USB inputs.

  • miadolphins Jan 28, 2008

    No, I do not think so.

  • miadolphins Jan 28, 2008


    • Why do you think the buttons on the TV became unresponsive?

    • Are you sure the menu for the TV has a "return to factory settings" option?

    • Will the remote override the TV face buttons signal, if it is stuck inside monitor?

    • How reputable is that site for buying original remote? No fakes? Refurbed broken one?

  • miadolphins Jan 28, 2008

    Okay. On the slight chance that this does not work, what then do you think I have to do?

  • miadolphins Jan 28, 2008

    Last question...how long would that take to fix and how much would you estimate?

  • miadolphins Jan 28, 2008

    okay, thanks.

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I can get u orginal remote

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    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    il find manel too give me a few

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    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    also comcast remote ill try to find u codes but best remote is logitech one auto finds all ideams for u 99 bucks best buy

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    DISPLAY
    (Show Metric Units)

    Screen Size
    42" Diagonal

    Resolution
    1024x1024

    Pixel Pitch
    **

    Aspect Ratio
    16:9

    Contrast Ratio
    3000:1

    Brightness
    1400 cd/m2

    Displayable Colors
    16.7 million colors

    Viewing Angle
    160°

    Display Life
    **

    Response Time
    **

    Screen Filter
    **

    COMPATIBILITY

    Color System
    **

    Formats
    480p, 720p, 1080i





    INPUTS


    Component (HDTV) (2 sets)
    3 RCAs
    Back

    HDMI
    HDMI
    Back

    RGB
    15-Pin Dsub
    Back

    S-Video
    4-pin DIN
    Back

    Composite
    RCA
    Back

    GENERAL

    Bezel Color
    Black

    Power Supply
    120V - 120V

    Power Consumption
    300 Watts

    Standby Power
    **

    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    (without stand or speakers)
    42.2" x 29.7" x 5.2"

    Weight
    75.0 lbs.

    FCC Class
    FCC Class B, Home Use

    Warranty
    1 year

    MSRP
    $1,699

    Production Status
    Out of Production

    Last Ship Date
    Nov 2007

    ADDITIONAL FEATURES

    3:2 Pull Down
    Yes

    V-Chip
    Yes

    Closed Captioning
    Yes

    Picture-In-Picture
    No


    these are the specks fo rthis model

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    http://www.remotes.com/remotes/servlet/r...



    thats your orginal remote ther she is buy it now ok and mark me as fix ya

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    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    no buy that orginal remote only for tv u can try logitech one that has input also u get 30 days to try it it has all the cosdes auto button point it at the devise u wnan program hit auto button it will pick itup for u logitech harmoney remote at best buy erther one perfect so u want comcast code sheet and user inst hold on dont forgetto vote me as fix ya ok

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    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008
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    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008
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    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    Try 0098....

    0154, 0236, 0463, 0180, 0282, 0178, 0179, 0038, 0177, 0280....It might work try these

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    nope i dont see any more codes look like comcast just cheap remote so getyouself that orginal one or this Logitech Harmony 676 universal remote or better ok sams club sells them too they have all remotes and u can update controler lol its way cool ther 300 doler one does lights in house touch screen

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    0171 try this

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    ya work when u get remote get in the menu and reset everting ok

    orginal one i would buy

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    maby do firmware update also use usb thumb drive and web site get all latest fixes

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    ok thats only on certain models they do that sum do sum dont is ther a serv port

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    nope i looked inside best bet buy that remote get into menu and resetto factory all of it ok make sure well vented area also and plugede into a good monster cable power strip or good strip never direct in wall

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    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    that site is very great best on web buddies bought tonns from them come brand new well packed within 3 days with 30 day warenty dont worry about that the remote will override buton on tv bad clikers behind them losse wire worn out bad signals infred port should do it tho most time it will get new remote get in menu again reset the tv

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    yes your tv has factory sreset ok all tvs do plmasa factory defult in main master menus

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    yes your tv has factory sreset ok all tvs do plmasa factory defult in main master menus

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    will haveto get a control model for front will have to go in shop thats hwy bestto do all this before u try doing that ok if dont work get back with me ill help u more later on ok thx agian

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    will haveto get a control model for front will have to go in shop thats hwy bestto do all this before u try doing that ok if dont work get back with me ill help u more later on ok thx agian

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    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    1 week and i would say 300 bucks

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