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AKAI PT46DL10 Bulb replacement

I think I need to replace the bulb in my AKAI PT46DL10 TV. Heard a pop and the picture disappeared. Label on back of TV says this must be done by a service engineer. Manual says to call 1-800-726-4405 for AKAI customer service but this line is not monitored and a message says to call 323-281-0782 which is out of service.
I therefore have several questions.
1) Is there a phone number for AKAI customer support that actually works
2) Is there a someone in the Vancouver BC area (Canada) that might be able to repair the TV.
2) Is it possible to replace the bulb myself
3) If so, where can I get a suitable bulb. The serial # of the TV is 1007373PT46DL10J0.
Thanks in advance for any assistance

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  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    I have the same exact situation with my 46' DLP AKAI. I heard a pop and then the screen went blank. Everything else seems to work fine (sound, ect.). I also am wondering if my TV only requires a bulb replacement, and also, if this is easy enough for me to replace myself?

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    need repacement lamp for akai pt46dl10 s/n 10005699

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    you can replace the bulb but it can be expensive.The cheapest i found was 120 dollars as for if theres a number im not sure

  • baswick Mar 03, 2009

    I gave up trying to contact AKAI but was able to order a bulb assembly from www.replacementlightbulbs.com for $120 US. There apparently are two different bulb types - J & S which correspond to the letter near the end of the serial number so make sure you order the right one. I did the installation myself and it was easy enough but you need a small Torx bit screwdriver to remove the panel to get to the lamp.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    black screen blinking green light and sound

  • ricky_star19 Apr 27, 2009

    I need to get the lamp of AKAI PT46DL10 . I been calling all of the from number the shows at the bottom of the lamp but theirs wrong sevice. I need help for get the lamp





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Order from http://www.replacementlightbulbs.com/ i did and works good now mine was type j

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