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Lamp Time Reset for LG TVs

If you replace the DLP lamp out of your LG, you will need to reset the counter…Otherwise you may get an annoying reminder every few days if you’re surpassed the predetermined hour mark.


Ensure the TV is powered on.

Press and hold the MENU button on the TV



Press and hold the MENU button on your REMOTE
(hold both these until the service menu pops up 5-10 secs max.)



Let go of the REMOTE button first, then release the button on the TV



Press and hold the ENTER (or OK) button on the TV



Press and hold the MUTE button on the REMOTE
(hold both until the LAMP LIFE HOURS appears on the screen)



Let go of the REMOTE button first, then release the button on the TV
We suggest writing your lamp hours on a piece of masking tape and taping it to the back the TV for future reference



To reset the lamp counter, press SELECT (or the button in the middle of the direction arrove buttons). Hit SELECT a second time to confirm clearing the lamp counter


For certain models, you might have to tweak these steps slightly… offer your inputs!

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Hello John:
If you replace the DLP lamp out of your Zenith or LG, you will need to reset the counter...otherwise you may get an annoying reminder every few days if you're surpassed the predetermined hour mark.

To Reset:

Ensure the TV is powered on.

1) Press and HOLD the MENU button on the TV
2) Press and HOLD the MENU button on your REMOTE
(hold both these until the service menu pops up 5-10 secs max.)
3) Let go of the REMOTE button first, then release the button on the TV
4) Press and HOLD the ENTER (or OK) button on the TV
5) Press and HOLD the MUTE button on the REMOTE
(hold both until the LAMP LIFE HOURS appears on the screen)
6) Let go of the REMOTE button first, then release the button on the TV
We suggest writing your lamp hours on a piece of masking tape and taping it to the back the TV for future reference.
7) To reset the lamp counter, press SELECT (or the button in the middle of the direction arrow buttons). Hit SELECT a second time to confirm clearing the lamp counter

For certain models, you might have to tweak these steps slightly...

Mar 22, 2011 | LG Televison & Video

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just go through the manual it will guide you to solve your problem..........

Aug 23, 2008 | Zenith E44W46LCD 44" Rear Projection...

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try this to see if it works!



If you replace the DLP lamp out of your Zenith or LG, you will need to reset the
counter…Otherwise you may get an annoying reminder every few days if you’re
surpassed the predetermined hour mark.


Ensure the TV is powered on.

Press and hold the MENU button on the TV



Press and hold the MENU button on your REMOTE
(hold both these until the service menu pops up 5-10 secs max.)



Let go of the REMOTE button first, then release the button on the TV



Press and hold the ENTER (or OK) button on the TV



Press and hold the MUTE button on the REMOTE
(hold both until the LAMP LIFE HOURS appears on the screen)



Let go of the REMOTE button first, then release the button on the TV
We suggest writing your lamp hours on a peice of masking tape and taping it to the back the TV for future reference



To reset the lamp counter, press SELECT (or the button in the middle of the direction arrove buttons). Hit SELECT a second time to confirm clearing the lamp counter


For certain models, you might have to tweak these steps slightly… offer your inputs!


Apr 26, 2009 | Zenith E44W46LCD 44" Rear Projection...

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When the lamp is replaced the lamp timer must be reset. The timer is set for just so many hours and then the warning lamp is illuminated. The only way to reset the lamp that I am aware of is with a zenith programmer remote. Perhaps you can find a local lg/zen service center to allow you to use a programmer and instruct you on resetting the timer.

Jan 29, 2008 | Zenith E44W46LCD 44" Rear Projection...

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