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My PT-45LC12 has picture and fan problems

My PT-45LC12 45 lcd screen shut off with the audio remaining on. I noticed at this point the fan was not running with no front panel fault lights, so I switched the unit off. I unplugged it for 1/2 hour and then tried to turn it on. The green power light flashes but no sound , no picture and no fan operation. Is this typical of a fan failure? Is this an easy fix or should my dealer/repairman be involved?

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  • Jet Mech Jan 11, 2008

    Thanks for your help. I'm on my third bulb and I did change just the bulb last time for a big savings. Did you mention class action. My next question is, will a blown bulb shut down the cooling fan?


  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    need to know how to change just the bulb i the lamp case?



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More like lamp failure. Could be other things of course but start with the lamp cause it will need it anyway if has been a couple years.
Projection TV makers charge an arm and a leg for their replacement lamps. They make it easy to do but as a result the custom lamp assy is expensive. The trick is to just buy the bulb for your model TV from any number of us aftermarket sources at a fraction of the lamp price and install it in the old lamp yourself. really easy. Some models are real bulb hogs though. Look them up on the net (include the word complaint or repair) before you buy, or you might be sorry. Many class action lawsuits out there - even against some of the name brand makers.
Hope ya fix it!

Posted on Jan 10, 2008


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