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How do you change out the lamp for a AKAI projector TV?

I need to know how to change out the lamp??

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Re: How do you change out the lamp for a AKAI projector...

This is very common problem among rearprojection tvs. youll need a technician to come take out the lamp and replace it. its too dangerous to do it yourself. if ur tv just shutoff and didnt turn onn again the best thing to do is relpace the tv because its not worth replacing the lamp because its too costly and it might happen again. they dont really make these tvs no more so its pricy

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I need a lamp for Akai Model PT50DL24X/sms Lamp Code BP96-01472A (P132W) I need to find this lamp can you help? Akai does not answer e-mails & the phone is blocked ,Thanks

The bp96-01472 tells me the set was made by Samsung---lamp should be easy to find=============GOOGLE that number with the word lamp after it and you will find many places that sell it.

Two ways here, buy a generic "bulb", take the cartridge with the bulb apart etc, these generic lamps cost less but are no bargain as they usually have a shorter life span.

Get a lamp with the cartridge (bulb and housing) and your task will be easy.

Samsung bought the Akai name some years ago, all products with that name are Samsung.

When changing the lamp do not touch the glass face with your hands as any oil will cause the lamp to fail very quickly.

If you have any questions post a comment here and I will reply, the site will email me.


Apr 16, 2011 | Akai PT50DL24 50" DLP TV

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So the screen shows nothing, you just see an LED? It's likely just a burnt out bulb in the projector lamp. These should be easy to check and replace, it's really no different than changing a lightbulb in a lamp.

Sep 21, 2007 | Projection Televisions

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Tv wont turn on just red timer light and clicking noise

You need a new projector bulb. Google up your model and buy the best warranteed one you can find. Buy a "caged assembly" and not just a bare bulb.

Then unplug your tv and get a screwdriver. Follow your model's instructions and just snug down the electrical screws. Do not overtighten them.

Then consult your manual on how to reset the lamp timer so it knows you put a new bulb in and fires up from the first try.

Treat yourself because you've just saved yourself a trip from a repairman!!

Aug 10, 2010 | Akai PTH5498 54" Rear Projection...

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Can I change the projector lamp myself

Lamp replacement is user level repair and mostly written with details in related user manual of tv.
Please check user manual of your tv for more info or let me know if you have additional question.

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My akai rear projection dlp tv has no power and I don't know where the grille lamp is located. I'm not sure why the power is not coming on, I've check all I know to check.

The lamp is accessed removing a panel on the back right side. If there are no lights at all it may not be the lamp but the power supply (no fuses inside).

Oct 05, 2009 | Akai PT46DL10 46" HDTV-Ready Television

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Can't reach AKAI about replacing lamp cartridge.

its very simple small cover on back of tv remove this to replace lamp as its inside new lamp is available a just be sure to order right one check last digits on seriel number should be a J or Z that will tell you the one to order to reset lamp light push menu then enter

Feb 11, 2009 | Akai PT46DL10 46" HDTV-Ready Television

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Need to know how to change the lamp what is the procedure

theres a small square on back of tv you need a small torqz screwdriver to take off then bulb is inside theres a cage with bulb to reset lamp push menu on remote then enter 90918988

Oct 22, 2008 | Akai PT46DL10 46" HDTV-Ready Television

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Akai PT46DL10 Image in Black and White

If you remove the lamp, you will be able to see that the lamp is defective. In order to know if something else is defective, the new lamp should be install.
Let me know if you need further assistance.

May 26, 2008 | Akai PT46DL10 46" HDTV-Ready Television

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Sound but no picture.

Is this a 3-gun projector style or an LCD?
LCD has a lamp . If its a 3-gun system, then it's probably in the High Volt section on the unit.

Time to get a tech to troubleshoot it in person

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