I cured the problem by placing a fan in front of the screen that not only blows directly on the LCD screen, but also air underneath the screen providing circulation around the entire unit. Apparently the LCD screen is overheating causing it to "trip". I can stop the blower after about 20 minutes and there is no problem.
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There is a burnt capacitor somewhere in the unit. Look for any burnt or swelled up capacitors. You can also usually locate a bad cap if there is burn marks on the system board. Also test power supply with voltmmeter to make sure it is a constant volt reading.
Try replacing the Y-sustain board. Might have to replace buffers attached to it too. Have you had it diagnosed? My picture went out and I replaced the power supply board. Worked for 2 weeks then acted up again. Got a different power supply board. Same thing 2 weeks later. Was told it now was a bad Y-sustain board. Replaced y-sustain board. Worked OK for about 2 hours then started having picture issues. Not the same issues before power supply or y-sustain problem. Was told that you might have to replace buffers attached to y-sustain when you replace y-sustain. Tired of dealing with it and only watch a couple hours a day, so I don't always have the problem unless I watch the TV for a long time. Will eventually replace buffers to see if that works. I would definitely find a place that gives free estimates or close to free to get a technician diagnosis. Then you can decide if you are able to do the work yourself.
The Power Supply Board is listed below. Please note, there are 2 models with the same beginning number (PDP4294). Verify your model number before selecting the Power Supply Board as each board is different depending on the model number.
Hello Lunhoo, Your TV should still be in warranty. If so, yes you should take it in for repair. Even if it's not in Warranty, Akai may have a special warranty extension for your TV. Check it out. Good luck.
Hello drifter,The design of the tv enables the auto search to detect any input signal you have selected. It could be TV (off air, video signals etc) so just switch on whatever inputs to the akai plasma befote you switch the Akai plasma on and let it do the work for you. just relax and watch the tv.
1. switch on the input eg video deck, DVD, VCD, or satellite dish.
2. switch on your AKAI PLASMA and
3. wait for the akai to search for your input signals. TRy this simple procedure and if it doesnt work just post back the message.