Question about Panasonic PT-50LC13 50" Rear Projection HDTV
My TV was purchased in 2003. I have replaced the lamp once since that time. When that lamp went out, there was no warning or notice. The TV simply did not turn on. The service tech told me where to purchase a lamp, and how to replace it.
Now, I'm getting a warning message that the lamp should be replaced, and the lamp hour meter should be reset. Thinking that since the first bulb did not run its complete life cycle, the lamp meter wasn't reset when the tech was here. And, not having a warning message (as it does now), I didn't know to ask how to reset the meter. The warning message "The lamp needs to be replaced, and the lamp hour meter needs to be reset".
How do you reset the lamp hour meter
This proceedure should work for your model to reset the lamp meter.
Lamp Time Reset Procedure:
Be sure to reset the Lamp time to "0" after replacing the new
1. Plug in the AC Cord, and turn on the power by pressing the
2. Press and hold the VOLUME DOWN button on the unit and
the SPLIT key on the remote together for over 5 seconds
in power on condition.
When the reset is finished, the display will indicate that the lamp hrs have been reset to 0 and the LAMP LED goes out.
Posted on Apr 01, 2008
If you have a PT50LC13, the procedure is to press and hold both the VOL- button on the set and the PIP button (the one at the bottom left) on the remote for 5 - 10 seconds. You will see a message "LAMP TIME WAS RESET TO 0".
#1 - make sure the remote is the one that shipped with the television
#2 - make sure you're aiming the remote at the IR sensor on the television while you perform this procedure
#3 - make sure the message is not on the screen at the time - it will not work if you see the lamp timer needs to be reset message
#4 - make sure the remote, being a universal, is in TV mode.
Posted on May 07, 2008
I have a PT-43LC14 and the procedure was to press and hold the SPLIT/PLAY button on remote and VOL on the set for 5-10 sec.
Thanks xmarine for the help.
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
My remote don't have pip button what is split key button? I pressed volume down and play didn't work
Posted on Sep 04, 2010
Everything above is exactly correct but not with a universal remote. One more thing for the males who don't like to read directions without pictures.... "Put the TV COMPLETELY back together..."! That means... put the lamp guard back on and lock it! Then you can follow all the above directions to reset lamp time. You men...just can't follow directions... What would you do without us females.. hee-hee...
Posted on Jun 07, 2008
The above is correct. I own a Panasonic PT-52LCX15 and the proceedure worked but I had to do it three times before it took. So, hang in there.
Posted on Apr 11, 2008
What if you do not have the factory remote? any other options?
Posted on May 27, 2008
How do you reset lamp meter?
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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