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Bulb replacement I have an Hitachi LCD 42" with burned out bulb. Model # 42V515 - I have a new bulb but cannot figure out where it goes. The manual I have is incorect. I called the Hitachi office and they have the same manual as I do, so no help there. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Good Day, technonot;
To replace LAMP remove Front Panel outwards until the quick snap disengages. There is small cover on the left hand side, using a philips screw driver; remove. Two more screws secure lamp, use handle to remove. ALWAYS, unplug TV from A/C power source first. Good Luck, big IRISH.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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    I for got to tell you about retting the Lamp Hours, do the following:

    1. Please replace to new lamp
    2. To enter adjustment mode push "INPUT" button and "POWER" button more than 5 seconds
      at the same time.
    3. Please push the DOWN ARROW key on the remote, you can see number below "FLEX" menu.
      This number is lamp life time.
    4. Reset lamp life time by the following procedure.
    5. Select (Highlight) this number and push the RIGHT ARROW key .
    6. Then push the SELECT key more than 5 seconds, you can see lamp life time change to "0".
    7. After reset lamp life time, please escape adjustment mode by pushing EXIT key on the remote.

    8. Again Good Luck, big IRISH.


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I have the same t.v. the front lower cover comes off with no screws. you will, however need a #2 screwdriver to remove the cover the bulb is in. next remove the cage. the bulb is inside the cage.

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