Question about Akai LCT3285TA 32 in. LCD Television
We have an AKAI LCT3285TA that was purchased at Office Depot about 7 months ago. One day, it just refused to turn on. The little red LED on the front bezel is lit, indicating "Standby" mode, and when the "ON" button is pushed, it blinks once and stays red and the screen doesn't come on at all, totally black. Normally, the red LED would turn green, then the blue AKAI boot screen would appear, then the video picture would come on (cable box, DVD, etc.) On another website I read about a similar situation where the TV was stuck in "Child Lock" mode, and was unlocked using the remote. The instruction booklet says nothing about any such mode for our TV. Calls to AKAI "tech support" have been useless, the guy was basically reading the same booklet that came with the TV to me. I tried to schedule a service visit since the unit is still under warranty, but almost a week later we haven't heard from the shop. So we are still stuck with a non-working large LCD... Is it really stuck in Standby, or has something like the internal power supply failed?
We own a small TV repair shop in Ohio and have ran into similar problems with this TV.
To fix this problem we replaced 3 caps near and in the powersuppy of the TV.
This TV is very sensitive to electrical problems ( more then most if that's possible) so check the caps near the PSU.
Over all this TV is a fairly decent product.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
I posted the question above, but found an out of the box solution for it.. it worked for me, may work for you.. My AKAI TV was under warranty and had the "it won't turn on problem" often cited here and could not raise customer service on the phone or website. I went to the AKAI worldwide website and wrote an impassioned plea asking if anyone had contact with AKAI that could relay my plea. I literally wrote to every national AKAI organization in the world.. I received a couple of replies from these company entities.. To my suprise I received an email from AKAI's US support people.. it seems that one of my emails was forwarded to them.. It took me 6 weeks from the onset of the problem to get it resolved, but AKAI's service organization in the US came thru and my set has been fixed and returned to me at no cost. If you need service or parts, this is a thing to try.. no guarantees, but persistence pays off.. Good Luck
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
I have an 18 month old Akai LCT3201TD that has done practically the same thing. When you turn on the power switch on the back of the unit the screen turns a dark blue and you hear a humm. when you select with the remote or on the side of the unit to take it out of standby it does nothing. It being out of warranty I took it to the repair shop and was told it was more than likely the Motherboard and the cost of a new one would be $400.00 "if they could find one". Needless to say I now have a $1000.00 dust collector sitting in the corner of my spare room. Never again "AKAI". nojunk
Posted on Aug 31, 2007
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