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No picture ; no sound

I had this Akai PDP4294 for 3 years and seldom used it. First the sound went out ...about 1 year ago...used my sound system and the tv was just a monitor. But a few days ago; the picture went out all of a sudden...red blinking ligt on the from and that's all...I don't think this unit was usedmore than 200 hours. AKAI is JUNK!!!

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The red blinking light usually has a pattern that gives you a code to the possible problem.
Maybe you have a bad power supply board. You have to open the panel and do a few tests on the power supply's outputs to be sure.
It produces a variety of voltages for different parts of the tv ie. the plasma display panel and the audio system. The components supplying power to the audio system may have failed a year ago and recently the pdp.

plasma tv's are expensive to repair, most of the time you can get a better tv for the same price. You can reduce that cost by learning and troubleshooting it yourself.

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