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HELP!!! Model: AKAI PT50DL14X/SMS We just bought this used TV, get it home and SURPRISE! It doesn't work!We we try to turn it on and the LAMP light on the front just flashesfor maybe 30 seconds, then the STANDBY/TIMER light flashes for a bit.You can hear it trying to click on, and it sounds like something insideis spinning. We've tried unplugging it, leaving it off for awhile thentrying again but it always does the same thing. We're just hopingsomeone on here can help before we take it to the shop (Hopefully, wewon't have to!). We've also tried the hair dryer trick that you suggested and that didn't work.

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  • elle67 Sep 11, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem as described in this post. I bought the same model from Costco in 2006 and this May 2008 this problem started.



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I think i have the solution to your problem,
I think that the lamp has gone out in your tv. You should try changing it out. I work with many tv's with DLP's and it almost always is the lamp. YOu can order it online, there is a slot on the side of the tv were you can change it out through there, the lamp should have a number on it. And its pretty simple to do. So there you go..and I could have gotten you a better deal on your Tv.


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Well, there could be any number of possible suspects..the power circuit, a bust capacitor, problems with the amp, etc. Unfortunately, I cannot say for sure what the problem could be without doing a manual inspection first. I would recommend taking it to a local repair shop to figure out the problem first. If the cost of repairs is too much, better chuck it and go in for a new unit..

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Please replace lamp in tv to solve the problem.
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