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We have an AKIA 42" flat screen t.v. We have sound but no piture. The t.v. is only one and a half years old.

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1. Try this - hold the menu button down for 10 seconds. TV should power up; you will have to turn off front panel buttons on menu.

2. You can also try a hard reset: Unplug TV from AC mains and remove all cables from TV. Wait about 30 minutes and replug to AC power and redo the cabling. Switch on the TV and see if it works..

3. Powering down the set or putting it in standby may have allowed the power supply to cool. Weak capacitors often go out of spec when they cool, thus preventing a section of the power supply from firing up properly again. There is a simple trick...just warm the back of the TV with a hair dryer for 5-7 mins after you have unplugged the TV. Look for the little areas of holes in the back panel of TV. Use these as your guide at where to use the hairdryer, but don't hold the dryer too close (say 5-6inches away). (Make sure the dryer is on High heat). If the TV doesn't turn on after you have heated it up (like it tries to come on but then turns off) you need to unplug the TV again, this resets it. And repeat those steps till it works. Resetting the TV after it fails to turn on is the key. Also, just leave the TV on. Don't turn in off. Since it is LCD, it doesn't take much power...only a few bucks extra a month for your utility bill.

4. A circuit board may crack about some of the larger components mounted on it. You can inspect the PCB's for fractures, and then repair them. It may also be poor soldering that has failed. I would be checking for these things first.

5. If you want to go in for a long term solution, you can easily replace the whole power board or just change the faulty capacitors. You will have to open the back panel and take a look. You can make out which are faulty, because their caps will be swollen on top. Here's a sample pic of a bust capacitor (not same model):
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Check the specifications of the faulty capacitors, and get the replacements from your local electronics shop. If you are comfortable with this, you can use a pair of needle nose pliers to G-E-N-T-L-Y pull out the defunct capacitors. Once that is done, solder in the new capacitors carefully. If are unsure how to do this, try to get a friend who knows how to do this kinda stuff do it for you, or get a qualified technician. Warning: If you do not have a background in electronics repair, or are inexperienced, get a qualified technician to do it for you.

6. You may need to replace the convergence IC's, or a larger component on the power board, like MOS switch/bridge/relay, etc...You could also try to replace the whole power board if the above solutions dont help. You can get a service manual from HERE, if you wish, and they will assist you online with repairs and acquiring necessary parts..

REMEMBER there are very dangerous voltages inside a TV that can KILL. Be sure to work SAFE when dealing with electricity. DISCONNECT THE POWER BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING.

Hope that helps! If you find that these solutions led you to a fix, kindly take a moment to "Accept" my solution.


Thanks and good luck!
IrishDruid

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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It sounds like you need to replace the Inverter/power board and that should fix your problem. Is it flashing on quickly for a split second or anything? Please let me know how this all works out for you. good luck. It should cost you under $200 for parts I would think.

Let me know if you have any further questions and I would be happy to help

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    Benjamin Patri Jun 05, 2008

    Also, I recommend replacing the power supply with a slightly higher rated one so that you don't face the same problem. I believe yours is rated 180W and by replacing it with a 200W, you shouldn't have to worry about this problem which is pretty common on these tvs

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Jun 05, 2008

    Another big thing is that the capacitors go bad very easily on these tvs, they along with the power supply are very easy to replace.

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    Benjamin Patri Jun 08, 2008

    If you are satisfied with your experience here, then feel free to provide me with some feedback by
    rating my solution. If you need any more help, I would be glad to
    assist you, just ask.





    Thanks for your time and service and I hope you have a Great Day!

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There are a number of reasons for the symptom that you are presenting here. It would help to know the model number. Also, were there any other symptoms before the complete failure of the picture? Are there any other indications of trouble, like blinking standby lights or other LEDs?

The additional information will be extremely helpful to us to provide you with options and explanations.
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Dan

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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