Re: OSD Message Panasonic PT-50LC14 Air Filter Needs...
I had the same problem and the stupid tv would shut off after 1 minute. We opened the silver front panel , took the bulb out cleaned it, took the cover off the grey box to the right and very carefully vaccumed the filter and wiped it off with a microfiber cloth. It works great now!!! Make sure you unplug your tv before messing with it.
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You must remove the light engine then locate the filter by removing a black cowel looking device at top of engine held by 4 screws,then you will see the rectagular filter held with 4 screws you must pry out the filter it does not come out easy. Clean it with clear water and blow out with compressed air look at it through light to make sure it is clean. reassemble The sevice manual will show you how to remove the light engine.
It sounds like there may be an adjustment that needs to be made on your PC for your graphics card. Check your Display Properties\Adanced settings and see if there is anything that needs to be switched If you are using a laptop then you may just need to switch between your primary display and an external display.
heres what you do remove front panel "little black door below the screen" get some software cleaner "air" clean all in that box that you just removed the cover from also you might try cue tips and alcohol let dry thoroughly put cover back on and turn on tv it should work if the message comes on again turn the power on and off about 6-10 times and turn back on it should turn on and be fine .if that happens again just open the cover and blow with sopftware clean.sound wierd but after alot of experimenting i fixed my tv that i bought as a salvage because of that error message bhope it works
i had the same message come up on mine called a service co. they came over took the front panel off tv removed center door which exposed what appeared to be a lens of some sort sitting on top of a square box with a type of foam glued to it he said that was the only filter on that television he took a damp papertowel and wiped it off. message has not reappeared but that was just earlier today. Hope this helps.
air filter message is ussally generated by a tempsensor getting hot. could indicat falulty sensor.. is the fan running. a stalled fan could cause the problem but usaally when that happens it completley shuts down