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Akai lamp replaced dlp lamp a red indicator light says on "lamp operation exceeds its rated lifetime" is there need to set a lifetime date to make the light go out the tv operates fine

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SOURCE: Can't reach AKAI about replacing lamp cartridge.

the bulb is not the original bulb. you need to purchase a 9 pin RS-232 connector cable and reset the lamp life counter on the bios of the tv if the picture is still fine on the TV. (make sure the cable has a male end and a female end and attach it to your computer and the data port on the back of your tv beside the pc input, there should be a male end on your computer that looks like a monitor input but backwards)
Then I downloaded the service manual from (under service manual, click on akai and then scroll to the bottom of the page where the model number of the TV appears; there in the manual they have all the codes to reset your tv, adjust all settings, do a diagnostic of your tv to find problems etc.

The cable only costs 5-10 dollars at most computer stores in your city

Hope this helps

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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