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AKAI LCT3201AD Tv will not stay on when you turn it on the light changes to green and then in about 10 seconds turns red again. TV is 1 1/2 years old. For awhile we were able to unplug it and plug it back in and then it would turn on now it will not do that. Is it worth fixing??

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  • snivelneria Mar 31, 2008

    Mine same thing, i never had a remote- open box deal. I couldnt find a universal that worked so i had to turn it on by hand, then one day it stopped working. Now I cant turn it on at all.

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    we have the same proplem! we can still get the tv to turn on if we unplug it and plug it back in, but I just had to do it about 20 times, so I think its about to die. Akai website was no help. Was very glad to find the info posted here!

  • timbo lewis Apr 06, 2008

    red light was on then pushed power , came on green then shut down , i turned on power 5 times and now it want even go red light anymore

  • zipperleg May 19, 2008

    I have only had my TV for 5 months, I actually won it so don't have any receipt and can't seem to get one where I won it. There is a red light and when I push the remote to turn it on it turns green for a couple seconds and then the light goes back to red. Won't come on at all. Very frustrating as I haven't had it that long. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

  • Sammy_Guitar May 23, 2008

    Same power issue, it would work for awhile if we removed power and then turned it on, but now nothing. I have pulled the back cover and see the pcb were the heat sinks etc. are. I work on guitars, I am assuming this pcb is the power supply, is this a correct assumption? thanks in advance

  • cheshyms Aug 28, 2008

    I havent even had the TV for a year yet and its doing the same thing. Do they have some type of warranty on them or something? This is so frustrating. We were unplugging and plugging it back in and that seemed to work for a while. I saw the posts about sending something in to get repaired. where do i do that and how much does it cost? I am so disapointed in this tv

  • victor brown Oct 31, 2008

    I've had this peace of s_ _ _ just short of a year and now I'm haveing this

    problem.Can't believe a tv can be so poorly made that i have to go out

    and spend all this money all over again.This was my first Akai product

    and believe u me it will be the last.Akai surely won't stand behind their




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I have just repaired one of these sets for the 2nd time. The problem is definitely the Capacitors on the Main Power Supply Board. If you are handy, you could replace them yourself, or You can send your board to me and I will make the repair for you. Akai initially used what I feel are sub-standard Capacitors on these boards, and I have found that by replacing most of them, this problem can be eliminated. My email address for repairs is

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I have TWO AKAI LCT3201AD 32" flat screens televisions that went bad within two weeks of each other due to the power supply capacitors. What good is a television that produces no picture? Did they go bad because they were programmed to go bad, or because they are just junk that barely last past the warranty. Does it matter? I couldn't find any repair information that gave me confidence that these AKAI products were even worth fixing once a year. If anything, AKAI is now engraved in my mind as a product brand I want nothing more to do with. You get what you pay for at Best Buy, and it's my advice that quality matters more that price with electronic products.

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I did finally reach an office to get my TV repaired where I won it from and they fixed it, the reason they told me it didn't work was because of the remote control and replaced it and it works. It didn't make sense to me but that is all I got.


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So premtech where are the caps are they under the heat sinks? Someone have the data sheet for this thing? That would be a nice start. I will post up what i find.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

I think the best option is to throw the LCT3201AD in the garbage can and tell all your friends not too buy any more AKAI Products.
I have read allot of posts on AKAI products that have failed an they all come down to one thing. They have had the television for just over the warranty and now it fails. If you have it repaired it will more than likely do the same thing in about another year. Go out and buy yourself a real LCD Television you will save money.

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I know the service tech who fixed my tv power supply. his email is but he stays in toronto, canada. only thing is you have to pull the power supply out and mail it to him.

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Yes - - you need to have the power supply repaired. There are three or fiur caps in that unit that fail due to heat. In my opinion I think they were designed a little under rated as well. The SMPS is a plug and play repair - you just need to remove it and send it in for repair..

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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Hi. What is the part no. for this power supply and its approximate cost? Cost will have a lot to do with whether to repair it or not, I would think.

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