Question about Akai LCT3201AD 32 in. LCD Television
MY 2 YR OLD AKAI LCT3201AD TURNS OFF BY ITSELF- AFTER ONLY A FEW MINUTES OF PLAYING IT SWITCHES OFF-I HAVE TO UNPLUG IT FROM THE WALL OUTLET FOR A FEW SECONDS USE THE REMOTE OR SIDE BUTTONS TO TURN IT BACK ON BUT AGAIN IT SWITCHES OFF AFTER A FEW MINUTES OF PLAYING. IF I WANT TO WATCH ANYTHING I HAVE TO PUSH PAUSE-UNPLUG THE TV-TURN IT BACK ON AND GO THROUGH THE WHOLE PROCESS EVERY TIME IT SWITCHES OFF. THE PICTURE AND SOUND ARE GREAT BUT THIS PROBLEM DRIVES ME NUTS! HELP!
If you are electronically inclined, replace the three 1000uf 16v electrolytic capacitors in the power supply board located above the power switch. They are likely bulging out at the top and failed. They are the three in a row at the top - center of the board, located between the two black heat sinks. Make sure you get caps rated for 105c degrees! I recommend replacing them with 1000uf 25v caps. 35v caps will work but might be a tight fit as they are larger diameter.
Should cost you about $8 for the parts shipped. You can get them from partsexpress or digikey or any good local electronics store. Your local radio shack may have them but they won'y be 105c and thus may not last long.
Not handy, ask around, there is usually some electronic tweaker guy around that will install them for a few bucks.
This has solved the turns on / then off problem every time in the 3 I've done.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
Replacing the 3 capacitors worked for me. I got the 3 capacitors for $1.60 a piece at radio shack. They were the 35 v and are a tight fit but It does do the job. The only headache was oll the screws involved with taking the back off.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
I have fixed a few of these TV's Turning off by themselves and the light flashing once red LCT3201AD. If you can ship me the power supply I can fix for $90 plus cost of shipping back to you. If you don't want to mess with it then I may be interested in buying the TV from you depending on how much your wanting for it and how much shipping costs to get the entire TV to me safely. If Interested E-mail [email protected]
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
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