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mi televisor no enciende solo

mi televisor no enciende solo se prende el foco rojo y parpadea en donde dice timer

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bueno tengo una television pt4298hd akai el problema no enciende parpadea el foco de timer 10 o 9 veces y no enciende destape la tapa de atras y desconecte un cable rojo que tiene el nombre de screm y la television enciende pero no se mira como debiera porque se mira el color verde y el rojo pero como si le faltara el color azul mi televisor es una dlp akai de tres lentes y quisiera saber cual es el problema

Posted on Feb 08, 2012

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AKAI MODEL#PT4298HDX/SMS RED TIMER LIGHT JUST KEEPS BLINKING

WHEN I TURN MY TV ON THE TIMER LIGHT JUST STARTS BLINKING WERE CAN I GET THE PARTS TO FIX IT AND WITCH BORRD IS IT

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Do not panic! Do not throw your TV away like I wanted to! Here is whatmay be the solution for most of the members who have posted theircomplaints here recently. I am not an expert, but I followed all blogsfrom various websites and forums, and the conclusion was the same;replace the convergence board for this model. I purchased it fromwww.partstore.com and since this Akai is the same model as the SamsungModel # HCN4226WX/XAA, buy the Samsung BP95-00142E Convergence boardfor $77. It came to about $85 after shipping. The Convergence board hastwo black STK ICs and two colors of wires, a gray kind and a bluekind, all which have 'pins' and can easily be unplugged from thecircuit board in the TV. It is basically a complete system that takesless than 30 minutes to install. It is a simple swap procedure, with nosoldering. You only need the new board and a screwdriver! Remove thelower back board of your TV where the cables are plugged in (do notunscrew all the screws for the screen, as it is unnecessary, and mightjust damage your screen if you are not careful.) It has a u-like shapeand comes off easy. Detach the gray wires connecting your old board tothe rest of the circuitry, and detach the blue wires connecting the oldboard to the circuitry. On the old board, there are connectors marked,from left, blue, green and red. Detach those from the old board, andmark the wires so that you may connect the correct the wires to the newboard. You then unscrew the only screw connecting the board to the TV,and unhook the board from the TV. Hook the new board to the hooks whichheld the old board, and screw the lone screw to the board. Plug thegray cables from the new board to the connectors where the gray cablesfrom the old board were,and do so for the blue cables. Connect themulticolored cables to the blue, green and red, just as was done on theold board. Reattach the cover and test the TV. Please do not replacethe two STK ICs only. When I removed my old board, I realized thatthere was a burn mark, where the ICs were, but maybe it was a fuse. Youmay replace the ICs only to discover that it was another problem. Goodluck, and I wish you all the best in the repairs. I just saved about$100 for a repairman just to show up

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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AKAI PT4298HD

WHEN YOU TURN THE TV "ON" THE TV IS NOT TURNING "ON". ONLY THE TIMER LED IS FLASHING. wHAT SHOULD i DO?

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Do not panic! Do not throw your TV away like I wanted to! Here is what may be the solution for most of the members who have posted their complaints here recently. I am not an expert, but I followed all blogs from various websites and forums, and the conclusion was the same; replace the convergence board for this model. I purchased it from www.partstore.com and since this Akai is the same model as the Samsung Model # HCN4226WX/XAA, buy the Samsung BP95-00142E Convergence board for $77. It came to about $85 after shipping. The Convergence board has two black STK ICs and two colors of wires, a gray kind and a blue kind, all which have 'pins' and can easily be unplugged from the circuit board in the TV. It is basically a complete system that takes less than 30 minutes to install. It is a simple swap procedure, with no soldering. You only need the new board and a screwdriver! Remove the lower back board of your TV where the cables are plugged in (do not unscrew all the screws for the screen, as it is unnecessary, and might just damage your screen if you are not careful.) It has a u-like shape and comes off easy. Detach the gray wires connecting your old board to the rest of the circuitry, and detach the blue wires connecting the old board to the circuitry. On the old board, there are connectors marked, from left, blue, green and red. Detach those from the old board, and mark the wires so that you may connect the correct the wires to the new board. You then unscrew the only screw connecting the board to the TV, and unhook the board from the TV. Hook the new board to the hooks which held the old board, and screw the lone screw to the board. Plug the gray cables from the new board to the connectors where the gray cables from the old board were,and do so for the blue cables. Connect the multicolored cables to the blue, green and red, just as was done on the old board. Reattach the cover and test the TV. Please do not replace the two STK ICs only. When I removed my old board, I realized that there was a burn mark, where the ICs were, but maybe it was a fuse. You may replace the ICs only to discover that it was another problem. Good luck, and I wish you all the best in the repairs. I just saved about $100 for a repairman just to show up

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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Akai/Samsung PT4299HD Convergence Problem

In the service convergence mode, I can line up everything but red. The red would adjust at first, but not much. Now when I enter the service mode the red lines come on, then fade and disappear.

Should I replace the convergence board (Samsung BP95-00415C) or should I be working on the ICs STK394-250 (B4F17 and B4F19 on top of ICs)? If it is the ICs what fuses should I be replacing also? I'd rather not replace the enitre board >.< I'm a poor college student.
I can email the service manual with circuit diagrams if needed.

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Ck 3 low ohm resistors 2.7 ohms they will be on same board as ICs.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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Akai PT4298HD Rear Projection Television Problem


I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY AKAI PT 4298 HD REAR PROJECTION TELEVISION. WHEN I TURN THE TV "ON" THE TV IS NOT TURNING "ON". ONLY THE TIMER LED IS FLASHING RED, WHICH NORMALLY IS GREEN. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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My AKAI 42 rear projection self focus set has blue shadows on everything and too much red, I cant seem to adjust it and self focus does not help?

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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akai hd projection tv pt4299hd won't turn on

watched a movie last night on new dvd player have comcast cable and tv is plugged into cable box box comes on tv does not. plugged tv directly up to wall outlet and tv still won't come on disassembled rear cover and inspected wiring and checked fuse on scircuit board all good any help would be appriciated

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Sounds like a power supply issue. Does the power indicator light up? Can you hear a click when the power button is pressed?

Posted on May 31, 2008

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AKAI rear projection TV won't turn on

I have an AKAI PT4298HD rear projection TV. As I was watching the picture seemed to fold in on itself and then the TV turned off.... After a couple of tries, I was able to turn it back on, but the edges of the picture were warped.... After 5 or ten seconds the TV shut off again...Now it won't turn on at all....the light flashes for a few seconds but nothing happens...

any suggestions?

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possiblity convergence needed...
main power board malfunctioning
contact akai service center

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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Akai PT4298HD Rear Projection

The picture is blurry. I tried "perfect focus" and it did not improve. I tried to use the convergence screen to adjust the focus, but it didn't have any effect. The convergence crosses were somewhat focused, but there were bigger blurry images of the crosses overlapping. It just does not focus the image properly.

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Perfect Focus and the convergence screen are for convergence, not actual focus. Real focusing is done in a combination of two ways: electrostatic and optical. And to do it right you need a good test pattern, like the convergence pattern from the Digital Video Essentials DVD. At a bare minimum turn your contrast down to half (don't use "dynamic" mode, ever).

This is going to sound scary, cuz it terrified me at first but now I'm comfortable with it:

To focus electrostatically, the front panel under the speakers needs to come off. As in actually unscrewing some screws and opening up your tv. Do all of this without cats or toddlers in the room. There are three circuit boards on which the picture tubes are mounted, and each board has a focusing knob next to the words "red," "green," and "blue." Do not touch ANYTHING other than these knobs. Twist the focus back and forth until it is as focused as it will get. The lines on the convergence pattern will get fatter or skinnier. If they get fat in one direction and skinny in the other, find the best compromise. Do not focus the blue too perfectly, as perfectly focused blue lessens the amount of blue relative to the other colors, making whites look yellowish.

Next you really need to clean your lenses, they are filthy from dust and that's why the focusing is so bad. For this tv, you'll want all three panels on the front to come off. That's about twenty screws, both on the sides of the tv and the undersides of the panels. The middle panel that covers the speakers can rest on the floor by the front panel, but the screen panel needs a resting place. An ottoman, or a chair with a towel on it, makes a good place to rest the screen (parallel to the floor).

Each CRT has a set of focusing lenses, and these can be removed. Do one at a time. They come off from four screws each. FOUR SCREWS. Do NOT unscrew anything else, as just under the lenses is a cover for the CRT. Take this off and you risk coolant leak, leading to expensive electrical problems. Do not, repeat, NOT touch either the lenses or the mirror with your fingers. One scratch is bad. Scuff marks can destroy a picture. These lenses and mirror are easily damaged.

http://www.keohi.com/keohihdtv/learnabout/generaltips/screenoptics.html

There are some cleaning techniques there. I'd only bother cleaning the top and bottom of the lens assembly. Don't mess with the wingnut on the side, we'll handle that later.

Now, with your CRT lenses back on (wingnut facing towards the mirror), replace all of the panels and rescrew the screws. Next we do optical focusing. Again, this is where test patterns from a test pattern DVD come in handy. Regardless of what TV a person owns, a DVD like Digital Video Essentials is, well, essential.

This time we're taking a panel off the *back* of the TV. Scary, huh? Specifically, the bottom one (there are two big back panels). About fifteen screws, four of which are the same ones you do to get the front bottom panel off. Get all of the screws off, pull it back, and lift it out. Don't touch any of the electrical stuff. From here, if you are careful, you can reach up under the mirror and untighten the wingnuts on each CRT lens assembly. If you are using a test pattern, use a standard definition one here, makes the scanlines easier to see.

Here's what I do to focus each gun:
1) Put on a full screen of green, red, or blue, depending on which gun I'm focusing. DVE has just these patterns.
2) Untighten the wingnut, and start making minute adjustments.
3) What you want to see is *scanlines*, as clearly as possible. Make a tiny adjustment, get back around to the front of the tv, and see how well you can make out scanlines. An all-green screen should actually be a bunch of horizontal lines of green. If you can't make out these lines, you aren't focused.
4) If you don't seem to be making progress at all, switch to DVE's convergence pattern to make sure you haven't completely lost focus on that color. You want to start from good focus, and then fine tune very delicately.
5) You may find it hard to get blue-focus perfect. That's okay, really, as blue is a filler color. Green was very hard for me to see lines on, but it was a step up from not being able to see them at all.
6) You may find it necessary to go back and forth between electrostatic focusing and optical focusing adjustments to get them right. That's okay.
7) When it seems you've done the best you can, you're done. Put the back panel back on and rescrew all of the screws.

Now you need to adjust your convergence. You can use the user convergence menu, but it will only get you halfway there, because it only controls like nine or twelve points. What you want is to access the *service* convergence menu. With the tv on, press mute-1-8-3 on your remote (not pressing them all down, just in that sequence). You should switch to a secret built-in convergence screen.

I hate to tell you this, but the only way to save settings made in the service convergence screen that I know of is with a Samsung remote, not the Akai one. This tv is actually a Samsung after all, and the Akai remote is missing some buttons that the Samsung remote has. You can buy them off partstore.com, among other places. Here are what the buttons do:

7-allows you to control red convergence
8-allows you to control green convergence (what the screen defaults to)
9-allows you to control blue convergence
+100-turns red on or off
0-turns green on or off
pre-ch-turns blue on or off
circular direction buttons-moves the cursor to a new convergence point
channel up/down-moves the convergence up or down
volume up/down-moves the convergence left or right

ONLY ON THE SAMSUNG REMOTE:
add/erase-saves settings after blinking the screen and centering the cursor

If you can find a button on the Akai remote that does that, you won't need to buy a Samsung remote.

BTW, you'll want to do this service convergence on each scan rate. So one for 480p (from a progressive scan DVD player), once for 480i (s-video source or non-progressive DVD player), and once for HD (I use my HD DVD copy of DVE).

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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Akai KC02-E1 Remote with new batteries stopped working.

My Akai remote was working with my TV just fine, and suddenly stopped working. I changed the batteries, but it still will not turn it on, change the volumn, or anything. The buttons light up when pressed, but nothing happens. It is the only AKIA I own, and this is the original remote. How do I re-synch it?

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First, You cannot resync the remote, Second the IR sensor may be bad on the tv and third, the Digital bd may be bad. The IR sensor connects directly to the Digital bd which is the brains of the tv. Also, there maybe a stuck button on the remote or the buttons on the tv.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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Thin red line down the middle of screen

Convergence problem, I replaced the whole board it fixed the colors now have a red line down the middle of screen and when you set convergence, '20 mins. latter it's messed up again (doesn't stay set) perfect focus doesn't seem to work. what I'am I doing wrong (fairly handy)

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Enter muye 1 / 8 /3
it puts you into convergence mode and clears out all bad magic foces data.
then run perfect focus to save new data.

hope this helps
daniel

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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