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Lamp replacement How do I replace the lamp. No instructions came with the new lamp and none are in the manual. I apparently also need to reset the lamp life timer. how to reset timer on lamp

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  • Mort Telford Apr 24, 2008


    Would you please send me the step by step instructions to replace the lamp and reset the lamp hour counter? Thank you very much.


  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    My lamp light indicator came on recently and would also like the step by step to peplace the bulb. can you please email me the steps,would really appreciate it..

  • dennis_2008 May 18, 2008

    i have the same problem with my tv. could you please send me the step by step instruction on how to replace the buld on the tv.

    thanks in advance!

  • jjwatsonneb May 23, 2008

    please email me solution...

  • legomyego Jun 06, 2008

    I need the lamp counter reset instructions. You sending them will be greatly appreciated.

  • Sporsche68 Jun 23, 2008

    Hi, i got the same problem pictures is gone , the only thing I could see is a black screen no volume and only green light flasing and then a red one. I will appreciate if you can send reseting codes and how to install a new lamp. thank you .

  • boltman214-e Jul 13, 2008

    I have the same problem as everyone. Need to replace my lamp and would prefer to do it myself. If someone could snd me the intructions, it would greatly be appreciated.

  • aat1107 Sep 19, 2008

    I have the same problem with my tv.Can you send me step by step instructions on how to replace the bulb and reset the timer.

  • xxxborisxxx Oct 02, 2008

    please email me instructions on changing progector bulb

  • HU_Cat05 Oct 16, 2008

    On my Panasonic rear view TV, the sound is in effect, but no picture.

    The picture is completely black and was working fine until I plugged in my PS3 to play a blue ray dvd. The dvd played fine on the V Component, but when I switched back to view cable the picture was blank.

    I attempted to to play a dvd again and that was blank. Could I have possibly blown out the bulb by playing PS3? If anyone has any suggestion, please email me. Thx

  • JeskaFluffy Oct 27, 2008

    I believe I am having the same problem with my TV. Could someone tell me how much a replacement bulb for this TV costs and also, e-mail me the instructions to replace it. Thanks!

  • Dimbulb Oct 29, 2008

    I have the same problem, no picture just flashing green and red light. Any instructions on how to change the bulb would be appreciated.

  • carolinareo Oct 30, 2008

    green flashing light then goes red. No picture. Please send part number and directions to reset and back to running

  • robinatx Nov 06, 2008

    We have the same problem. Just got the lamp in the mail from Circuit City with no instructions on how to replace it and cannot find the manual. Could you please email me the instructions also?

    Thank you!!

  • ajanow1 Nov 12, 2008

    TV was working very well... then lamp/bulb went out. What is the best way to repair this, Circuit City/TV Repair/Panasonic. Any approximate cost?

    Any help is great... please e-mail me.

  • wp4eld1 Dec 02, 2008

    i have the same problem
    wilfred p.r. thnks

  • SOCOMarmy Dec 04, 2008

    Please send me the step by step instructions to replace the lamp and reset the lamp hour counter. Thank you.

  • dave2004ny Dec 09, 2008

    Thanks...I just wonder where this lamp goes... I already removed the button panel, and I don't can find the location of the lamp. thanks you for your attention.

  • CARIBSURFER Dec 09, 2008

    HELP US, please. Can you send instructions to us?

    why do they make it so hard?

  • markwison06 Dec 23, 2008

    I to need the file for lamp replacement and resetting the lamp hours. My email is Thanks.


  • the4yates Jan 02, 2009

    Hi, I have the same problem as well. Although we are not sure whether we are just replacing the bulb or the bulb and housing unit? And then need instructions on how to do it. Also, is it in the front or the back.

    Thank you SO MUCH!

  • bjmontgomery Apr 25, 2009

    Please send information how to change the lamp and all. Thank you.



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The file is too large to post here but if you post your email address, I can send you the step by step instructions to replace the lamp and reset the lamp hour counter.

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