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Panasonic PT-50LCX63 it's not the bulb this time.

I have a Panasonic PT-50LCX63. The lamp light it flashing reporting the bulb is bad. I have tried two different new bulbs and walked through the steps to reset the timer. Still the TV reports the bulb is bad.

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I've worked on similar units. If the bulb is good then the ballast that powers the lamp has failed. The ballast is available but around 300-400 US

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You need to have your Panasonic remote.
1. Make sure the power cord is plugged into a properly grounded outlet and turn on the set with the power button on the projection unit or the remote control.

2. While holding down the (VOL -) key on the projection unit press the PIP or SPLIT key at the same time. Hold it for longer than 5 Seconds. The PIP or SPLIT key is model specific:

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PT-50LCX64/PT-60LCX64

SPLIT for Models:
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3. When the unit resets the lamp timer it will display a screen on the TV indicating it was reset to zero. You press recall on the remote to exit.


You will find a PDF of the instructions at this site:
http://fixyourdlp.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/panasonic-tyla1000-lamp-instructions.pdf



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