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Replacement lamp cartridge Where to find one in canada if possible

Red light comes on when green is on .Called service # in manual ,and told to replace lamp cartridge . But did not give any info where to find them .Have been to 3 service depot ,but none have had any luck finding one.our set is only 2 years old .Was told by 1 serviceman thunderstorms cause problems with lamp ,but we have a surge protector bar . I will buy in U.S.A. if necessary

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Lamp went out , know where i can find one

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You need to be sure you're purchasing the correct lamp. The AKAI's are tricking because some of the TVs used a 5kV lamp and some used a 15kV lamp...these are not interchangeable and it's probably what happened to you!

First thing I would do is be sure it's the lamp. You can use the lamp troubleshooting wizard here to diagnose it:

It may be a bad ballast or even a color wheel, but if it is the lamp, I would also suggest looking at how to replace the lamp on your own, as it's much cheaper than spending #300-$400 fom an AKAI distributor (which probably doesn't have it in stock).

For the replacement instructions, go here:

Hope that helps!

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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