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Projection lamp nearing end of life replace lamp still coming on

Projection lamp nearing end of life replace lamp soon was showing on screen. we replaced lamp but projection lamp nearing end of life still showing on screen please help

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  • Scottie 99 Mar 09, 2009

    THank you so much The model is a 2006 KDF 46e2000 I do need help on resetting the counter. You are a life saver because we have not received any help until you came through.

  • Scottie 99 Mar 09, 2009

    Thanks so much. It worked!

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    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    What is model and brand of your TV?


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Along with the instructions for the lamp installation, you should have revceived instructions on how to reset the lamp counter. If not, this operation is listed in the owner's manual. If you can not locate that manual, please confirm your model number and I will post the instructions. Since the counter has not been reset, the TV will continue to show the "error" message.


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