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Posted on Nov 30, 2007

Big screen tv will not turn on

Akai tv is 3 years old and will not turn on by remote or power button.

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  • delbertscott Dec 20, 2007

    i have an akia 50 inch tv ,,it will not turn on only the timer light is on ,,i tryed every thing i culd think of ,,looks like it stuck in timer mode ,,if any one had any idea's please email me at ,,,[email protected] ,,,,,,thats Del

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    have the same red light blinking problem...tv is 3 yrs old AKAI PT4298HD and it does not work. Please help.

  • Helpme583 Jan 26, 2008

    My tv will also not turn on. It makes a sound like it wants to come on, then a wavey line crosses the screen and the timer light comes on and flickers but that's it. Please email me at newlove@shaw .ca.

    Thank you.

  • MikeDrz Jan 28, 2008

    same issue here.. has anyone fixed this?

  • joe31302 Feb 01, 2008

    hi,i have the same set and the same problem,i cut it off one night and the next day it would not come on,the red light comes on on the front,but thats all it will do .i have unplugged it for over 24 hours ,someone told me to try that ,but nothing.hope to hear a fix on this.i have noticed that alot of people have this same set with this same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    My set is two days shy of 4 years old. It turned on for 5 seconds one morning and then went black with no sound. I thought the problem was my dish receiver, after calling technical support for DISH was advised that the TV set was the problem. Nothing in owner's manual gives trouble-shooting advice for this problem. I have disconnected from power source for 24 hours but problem continues--black screen, no sound, power light stays on.


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Problems are in power supply or scanning circuits. Unit is in need of reair. Call in pro/tech

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It is possible that it is due to the power supply since you said "I can turn the TV off with the remote, but can't turn it on again unless toggle the power switch off (and then on) the set itself and only then can I use the remote to turn the TV on"

The power supply could be failing which could cause that symptom. Otherwise if it was not the Power supply it would likely be the main video board that is failing. In any case I would probably take a look at the power supply first as it seems to be a common fail point of the Akai LCT2715.

If it is the power supply you can have it replaced by a TV repair service. They usually do not bother repairing them which ends up 1) costing you more 2) being unnecessary. I offer to repair these Power Supplies if they are indeed faulty. I charge $100 + Return Shipping for the repair.

Dish network remote

i would suggest trying power scan again...

1)hold down tv button next to sat button in top left corner
2) when all buttons illuminate press 500 into remote
3)press pound sign
4)Hello, please help..
5)hold town tv button again.
6)when all buttons illuminate press big red power button
7)press up arrow once a second until tv shuts off
8)press # pound sign
9)try to turn tv back on w/ big red power button
10)if tv doesnt turn back on try again from step 2 but use down arrow instead

if this doesnt work try addressing your old remote to the receiver by pressing record from system info screen

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my AKAI tv is locked. All i see is a blus screen with a little red lock on the bottom left corner! the only button that works on the tv OR remote is the power button on the remote. PLEASE HELP i have tried pushing every button but nothing happens

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