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Try these codes:516, 570, 573, 659, 660
If these codes don't help try a Power Scan the steps are listed below:
POWER SCAN
1.) Hold down the clear "TV" button on the remote for four seconds, then press 500 pound ( #)
2.) Hold down the clear "TV" button on the remote for four seconds, press the big power button once.
3.) Press the channel up button once per second until the TV turns off then press pound (#).

Daniel Busa
DISH Network Customer Service

Akai PDP4294 42... | Answered on Nov 10, 2018


Have a look on either the side or back. It looks like a USB but a different shape. If the TV is really old it may not have one

Akai PDP4294 42... | Answered on May 22, 2018


Vertical lines aren't generally caused by a bad panel, horizontal lines are...remove the cables going from the Tcon board to the panel, both at the tcon and panel, wipe them down and re seat them and see if that takes care of the issue, if it doesn't replace the timing board, I don't think this is a panel issue

Akai PDP4294 42... | Answered on Dec 23, 2017


If this is the model with a light engine, then there lies your problem. Your filters in the engine are burning up. The light engine will need to be replaced. If this is an older model with the 3 tubes you might be able to adjust your red green and blue tubes to get the picture back in good standings. Please keep in mind when asking questions to include both the make and model number. This will help us help you more efficiently.

Akai PDP4294 42... | Answered on Oct 05, 2017


Not likely the Dish remote will have that remote code at all in it--some of those sets were made by Samsung so try those codes also.

Akai PDP4294 42... | Answered on Jul 01, 2016


Fault at its main digital or sustain board. Short circuited component/s at it. Contact any service technician; or the authorized service center. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Surf the site with patience. Pull up older posts. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ . In most cases, the main board might have to be replaced. If so, a software [firmware] update too might be necessary.

Akai PDP4294 42... | Answered on Dec 07, 2015


Based on your description it appears there may be something wrong with the buffer board. The repair business these days is a lost art and now all they do is identify the offending board and simply replace it entirely. There is no cheapo, cheapo fix to your issue.

Akai PDP4294 42... | Answered on Oct 11, 2015


You'll need to use the remote you no longer have.

Akai PDP4294 42... | Answered on Apr 12, 2015


Well, I will tell you Jim that plasma flat screens as a whole are having similar problems without regard to brand or model. Part of this problem with others has been the poor quiet fan cooling setup they have in them to say the least. The problem you have experienced is in the voltage regulator section of your power supply. Without being able to see exactly the section the IC2 is in I would have to look at a good schematic to find the right part # for. However, through my experience oveer the years I usually go ahead and desolder the part and take it to a large electronic supply house and they are usually more often than not able to identify the component for you without a schematic. However as you said and you are correct in thinking that the plasma tv you have may give you a similar problem in the future without any added cooling fans on the back cover. Do not be deceived though because LCDs over 32" and above suffer similar problems with the added one that they have images that actually burn-in to the screen much like computer monitors and that is annoying as well. Even if your tv is more than 2 years old and past the warranty period, you may be successful in getting it replaced with a new one because you have a very common problem occuring here that I know the manufacturer knows about. Most plasmas are rate to have 60,000 hours of use which is 20 years, they just have not developed or been around long enough to substantiate that claim. Good luck and God bless.

Akai PDP4294 42... | Answered on Oct 06, 2014


You need to unplug it let it drain the power for a few hours. Unscrew the back panel and Look for the blown capacitors on the PSB power supply board. Power supply board is usually in the center and it will be printed on the board itself. The caps should be completely flat (X)-top cap view. No puffed split or bulged caps. A solder kit w flux from harbor freight or radio shack and a set of new Thru hole caps is what your going to need.

Akai PDP4294 42... | Answered on May 13, 2014


Its a power supply problem. A capacitor has gone bad. If you open the back panel - check the board of the power supply. It will have numerous capacitors soldered on to it. The faulty one will have its top surface - bulged out. Read the specs on it. Then buy a new one of same or higher rating from radioshack. Replace it. (To do this you should be familiar with the art of soldering. If not take help from an electronic technician)

Akai PDP4294 42... | Answered on Apr 11, 2014


These blinks [flashes] are fault indication (Error Codes). From the number of blinks occur at one time switch ON, you can get an idea about the faulty circuit stage inside it. This will make repair easy. These are called blinking codes. Make sure about the exact number of blinking of the standby/power led, by switching On & OFF the set, for at least two times. Count it carefully. If you wish to get some details, check the site linked here. It has details about blinking codes, and fault locating, to many popular brand TVs and other devices. Viewing it in "Mosaic" will make surf easy.
http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Blinking codes details to many popular brand TVs are given.

Akai PDP4294 42... | Answered on Feb 18, 2014


There is no HDMI option to this TV

Akai PDP4294 42... | Answered on Jan 05, 2014

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