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Television turned off and red light under lamp is lite. Televion will not turn back on. Is this just the bulb blowing out or is it something worse?

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    My LG televion cutts off than turns back on. How can I fix this problem. I brought the television from Wallmart 5 months ago



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This is a common problem for DLP TV's the average time for the life span is 6000-8000 life hours witch is a average time of 2-3 years of use if you have not replaced the lamp before I recommend you do that first and that should fix your problem and be careful when you buy a replacement make sure it is a Philips not a Generic I found the lamp you need and it is a Philips

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  • stasi30 Oct 04, 2010

    The listing you have attached does not list the 50v500a as compatible. Is this still the correct bulb for my tv? My tv is LCD.

  • BONES420 Oct 04, 2010

    yeah this is the right one check it out I found one with your model listed on there

  • stasi30 Oct 06, 2010

    Thanks for all your help so far. one more quick question if you don't mind. I ordered the lamp that you found and replaced it. The lamp light is now blinking on and off and I still can't turn the TV on. Any advise would be appriciated. does the indicator need to be reset? Is something else wrong with it?

  • BONES420 Oct 07, 2010

    have you reset the lamp timer on the TV set I think that might be the problem try this and if it does not work you might have weak BALLAST

    "Reset the lamp counter hours of operation for the projector HITACHI 50V500
    1. Turn on the projector
    2. Press the “RESET” button on the remote controller for at least 3 seconds and the dialogue window will appear
    3. Select the “RESET” function
    4. The counter is at zero "


    1.Unplug the TV off the wall and hit power off and on for a few seconds
    2.let the TV sit for 2 hours so it could reset it self

    please keep me informed thanks

  • kal nas Oct 18, 2010

    I have encountered the exact same problem. Just wanna know if the fix worked. stasi30 please let me know.

  • stasi30 Oct 18, 2010

    Reseting the timer did not work for me either. it turned out to be a thermal sensor that went bad as well as the lamp.



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