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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I found one of these at the dump with the same issue. Bought a Z sustain board for $75 , replaced it and it works great. I plan on installing some PC style cooling fans in the cabinet as heat is what destroys these sets
Hold The Clear Tv buttom until all 4 light flash red , then press code search at the bottom right , then the up arrow until ur tv goes off and finally record , after that u only need to press the red tv buttom to open it or close , If it doesnt open it back its because u press the up arrow after the tv was shut off so do the same thing be using the down arrow .
Yeah. I had the same problem. About 1 month ago my AKAI PDP4273M1 TV began turning off...then on. I happened to stumble on a temporary solution. I held one of the buttons down on the t.v. without letting go...and what do you know....the tv stayed on. So I rigged it to where the button (the "source" button) stayed in and I stuck a small object into the hole next to it (a small nail in my case). The catch is you have to use the remote becase none of the buttons on the tv work. Wonderful...so...I got that fixed and then today my picture gave out about 75 percent. What a Piece of S%#* TV. That is all I can say. My 2 1/2 year old TV is a POS and is going into the dump. Can you say hello to a new VIZIO. Hope that helps. Remember. NEVER BUY AKAI TV PRODUCTS AGAIN!!!!!
I have an Akai PDP4273M that developed the same problem. Checking around some of the av forums, I found a couple of threads that indicated it could be dust or bad contact around the ribbon cable connections on the video control board. I removed the back, loosened the ribbon cables on the board and used my small compressor with an air gun to blow out the dust all around the board and the ribbon connectors. Reconnected everything, turned on tv and stripe did not come back. Problem fixed! Nice and cheap solution.