Akai PDP4290 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma Television - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Hi Roger, your Akai PDP4290 TV, is a Monitor, does not bring antenna or cable input
To be able to use it as a Channel Television, you must use a Decoder of some Television service and connect it to one of the inputs that your Akai has
I hope you can solve the problem
Greetings Franco Dosil

Hola Roger, tu televisor Akai PDP4290, es un Monitor, no trae entrada de antena o cable
Para poder usarlo como Televisor de Canales, deberas usar un Decodificador de algun servicio de Television y este conectarlo a alguna de las entradas que posee tu Akai
Espero puedas resolver el problema
Saludos Franco Dosil

Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on Sep 06, 2019 | 39 views

Good day!!!!

That problem is usually cause of faulty capacitors on the power supply board..

Just follow this instruction to fix your TV..

1. Open the back cover of your TV.
2. Look at the power supply board..Its normally connected to the power cord..
3. After that,,try to look at the actual image of capacitors if it is bulged on the top so that you can easily determine the bad capacitors..
4. After that,,try to replaced the bad capacitors using soldering iron and soldering lead..replaced the capacitors only with the same type ratings and value..
5. Some of the capacitors not bulged so its better if have a capacitance meter

Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on Jul 23, 2012 | 38 views

You can find it in the TV system menu under 'display properties',

Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on Jan 31, 2011 | 174 views

This was the cheapest Akai in its day. No Tuner, No Speakers, must use a surround sound or regular stereo amp for sound.
It also has the standard A/V input also.
Best to use a HD Box and RGB cables for best picture.

Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on Dec 04, 2010 | 168 views

I just repaired one for the same trouble. The input to the main processor from the standy switch had shorted to groung. This was probably caused by static inserted when pushing the power button. The processor is not a replaceable part. The part number for the main board is E3761-058010-2. It costs between $140 and $150. I found it on-line at Shopjimmy.com.
Good Luck!

Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on Feb 25, 2009 | 370 views

I also have the akai PDP4273M1 tv with power and no picture and I looked at the power supply board inside and found 1 of the FMG26S chips blown and I am looking into replacing this to see if that does it and if not do a search for SANKEN PSC10165B M and for approx 170.00 you can get a whole new power supply for it and its easy to put in..

Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on Oct 08, 2009 | 1,375 views

hi there,

you must told to your hubby to check for the continuity on the main power supply of the unit, there's a part that need to be Replaced Small Electros In Main Power Supply.

let me know.

Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on Oct 06, 2008 | 227 views

Yes, I'm sure the board is bad. I had the TV checked out by a local TV repair shop. I also opened the thing up to see if I could do anything with it and it's obvious that this is the board that has bitten the dust. The correct number for the board is AA98-00188A. I made a typo in the first post.

Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on Aug 04, 2008 | 553 views

yes you it is fixable you are having a micro chip problem or a power supply problem. take it to a tech.to have it repair.

Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on May 23, 2009 | 370 views

tha same problem

Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on Jul 25, 2008 | 210 views

you need to check the screen voltages inside the unit is a sticker with the voltages on it, if all the voltages are normal, could be the panel is bad, if the voltages are low or nonexistant it could be the L-main,Main or Y-main board

Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on Dec 02, 2007 | 114 views


Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on Sep 20, 2007 | 114 views

you need to check the screen voltages inside the unit is a sticker with the voltages on it, if all the voltages are normal, could be the panel is bad, if the voltages are low or nonexistant it could be the L-main,Main or Y-main board

Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on Dec 27, 2007 | 141 views

Instead of reloading the DVD multiple times, when the set is doing this try jaring it with the palm of your hand on a corner near where the DVD goes in. If it clears up when you tap it, maybe you just have a bad connection inside that needs repairing.

Akai PDP4290 42... | Answered on Jan 13, 2007 | 108 views

The applicable code(s) would be in the remote control, if it is compatible.

Akai Televison &... | Answered on Jan 13, 2021 | 38 views

Attach the antenna to the appropriate connector on the rear

Akai Televison &... | Answered on Dec 12, 2020 | 63 views

EHT or Extra High Tension is the power supplied to the final anode of the cathode ray tube.

The EHT is traditionally generated by the line transformer from the flyback pulse of the line oscillator/amplifier.
The generated high frequency high voltage current was from the outset rectified by a thermionic diode (eg. EY51, EY86) but by the late 1960s/early 1970s technology brought high voltage diodes and semiconductors rapidly replaced the old technology and the output from the line transformer then typically fed the anode via a semiconductor voltage doubler.

The rectified EHT was originally smoothed by a high voltage oil-filled capacitor but that was soon deleted in favour of spraying the outside of the CRT with a metallic paint and grounding it. This became the high voltage smoothing capacitor with the glass of the CRT being the dielectric and the final anode the positive pole...

Akai Televison &... | Answered on Oct 12, 2020 | 14 views

Check if the channel is off-the-air due to an issue at the transmitter. After a severe storms, some local stations lost their transmitter because the tower fell. More often, the transmitter hardware can fail. One station repeater near me had an interesting period where it didn't get the incoming signal from the primary transmitter.

Check that your antenna hasn't shifted to point away from the transmitter. Reposition the antenna, if needed. If you have an amplifier on your antenna, check if that has been damaged. If it has been damaged, replace it. My household found that the antenna/splitter became a filter for one VHF channel when damaged by a lightning strike. The check was to connect the antenna to one TV without the amplifier.

The other common issue is interference. Has there been construction in your area that added a large building between you and the transmitter?

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Akai Televison &... | Answered on Sep 06, 2020 | 20 views

First try checking the "auto off" function. I am not familiar with Akai TVs so this advice is very basic. Use the 'Menu' button and find Settings, (It might also be listed as Set Up). Go into this section of the settings. There should be a feature listed as 'Time' or 'Timer'. Set this to Off.
Your other option, if it is a brand new TV is to contact the store you bought it from and ask their advice.

Akai Televison &... | Answered on Jul 03, 2020 | 40 views

Kindly read the instrunctions on the photo below.

Thank you for using Fixya.

Akai Televison &... | Answered on Apr 17, 2020 | 38 views

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