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You would have to get in touch with the actual company that told you this and tell them.

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Jun 16, 2017

The power supply has been discontinued. Replaced by another model. The supply for these tv's pops three caps in a row. cut them off, replace them with higher voltage caps with the same capacitance. Your tv will work perfectly for ever.

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Oct 21, 2013

This works like a charm. "Replace the capacitors at location numbers C280, C302, C320, C323 - 100UF 35 VOLTS." I purchased the capacitors, cost me $1.07. Changed them all, that was the hardest part, took hours just to locate them. Burnt myself a few times, but by midnight, it was like new. So if you don't mind, doing something that would cost you over $500 by a profesional, I can assure you that this solution works. Email me if I can help, [email protected]

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Aug 21, 2012

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You can place an order for the remote from them by just providing them the correct details required.

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on May 23, 2012

I would strongly suggest buying a HDMI cable and run it from your DTV console to your TVs HDMI input and this cable takes care on audio and video. This is relatively easy but get someone to give you a hand if you are limited in what you can do. You then must go into the TVs menu and make some simple choices.
God Bless

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Jul 07, 2011

Yes, I am a computer / electronics person and by brother's tv had the same problem, here is a complete description of the problem and the fix. Many thanks to all that have come before


1) While watching tv, there will be vertical grayish lines that move around a bit on the screen
2) While viewing a menu, the menu will be all hacked up as if the bits are all out of order
3) If you unplug all of the sources and then re-power the tv, unplug from wall, the tv will seem it is working fine. Menus will work until a video source (Component) is plugged into the tv.

Tacking the back off

WITH TWO PEOPLE Lay the TV on a table with a blanket, etc to protect the tv. Do not try and move the TV with the back off in general. You may flex the screen and damage it.

Remove all of the screws from the back including the one under the sticker near the left bottom. Remove the stand from the bottom. Lift the back up from the left to the right. Power is hooked to the right of the back. Remove the two screws to remove the power jack from the back.

Remove the back and place aside

Remove the RF cover from and the board will be underneath

Remove all of the screws from the board and from the RCA connectors from the outside bottom of the board.

Carefully remove all of the wires, taking time to remove the glue from the connectors. The glue should "Snap Off", take your time here. Remove the wires, noting where they all are. Take your time with the big connector on the left side.

You will see that all / some of the caps will have a discoloration on the bottom.

Replace and replace ALL of the caps on the upper left side of the board. It's OK to replace with a higher value Voltage, they must be the same uf value of equal or higher voltage. They must be electrolytic caps (+/-). Make sure the line up the - properly with replacing. Radio shack may not have all of the them, but other electronics supply place should. They are call fairly common.

If you have never done this before, find someone that has, or find another tutorial on how to do this. You will need a small soldering iron and solder ****** and very thin solder from Radio Shack.

Replace the board, we tested by putting the board back. Sliding the TV on a table so the top could be seen and then plugging a source in and verifying it worked before reassembly. You HAVE to have a component source plugged in or it will false positive the test. We found this out the hard way....

Replace the back and the screws. On the right side of the TV MAKE SURE that the AC power wires are NOT in the way the screws on the right hand side.

Replace the TV to the original position and test....

Reason for Problem.

Either they have a flaw in the design, but more probably they had a poor supplier of the Capacitors. I have seen this before and we will probably see it again. This really should be some sort of class action suit since they are all failing about 1.5 years of use.

Any question, please contact me....

[email protected]

Jeff Orthober, Assistant Professor, Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011

If the screen is cracked and looks like a spider web,then your set is basically done. The lcd display panel cost as much as a new set.

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010

you have a bad power supply, here is the part number
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Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Mar 15, 2010

If you are competent with electrical equipment, remove the back of the tv and check the power supply pcb (board connected to the mains lead). Check the capacitors, making sure that they all have flat tops, and are not bulging. If they are, replace them. Here is a picture of a couple of faulty capacitors to show you waht they shouldnt look like.

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Mar 04, 2010

Due to residual electricity, replacing a TV's picture tube is very dangerous. I would NOT do it myself. Besides this, getting a new picture tube frequently costs almost as much as a new TV would.

You can contact a local repairman (if it's still under warranty just send it back), and get an estimate, but seriously consider getting a new TV.

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Dec 28, 2009

There are two places to look for the problems, the backlight inverter board and the power supply. Look at the power supply first since it is easier to get to, look for burnt parts, bad capacitors, etc.
Please post back what you find.

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Nov 14, 2009

You are right, sins company is no longer in business, it is impossible to get any parts.

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Nov 09, 2009

You need a hdmi connector from your tv source to the TV. RCA connectors don't have the capability for HD signal transmission. You can use them for a connection but the picture will be fuzzy if trying to watch HD signal. Check your cable/dish box to see if there is a hdmi output. If so, buy a hdmi cable & that should solve your problems.

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Apr 05, 2009

Ther is no "cable" connector on this model tv. Check your direct tv control module "cable box" for a hdmi output. If you have that output, you will need ahdmi cable for HD broadcast. If you donot have a hdmi output on your direct tv box, contact direct tv for the right one. Do not use RCA connectors because the picture will be fuzzy do to in-ability for rca connectoe to send HD signal. You MUST have hdmi signal from cablle box to tv.
Good luck.

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Apr 05, 2009

I bougt this PS on eBay for $85-13S/H. Something wrong with my TV but supply is OK Markmaya

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Apr 01, 2009

You have the same problem that most people that have this unit do. I had the same problem and fixed it. can fix this, as I have fixed 4 of these units already. Email me if you want more info [email protected]

Akai LCT4216 42... | Answered on Mar 24, 2009

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