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Replacing Lamp Bulb

I can't get the front cover of my WEGA open to replace the lamp bulb. I've loosened the 2 rear screws, and can pull the front cover off front right to left, but I'm afraid I'll snap it in the middle. It just won't come off! What am I doing wrong???

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  • flanim8or Jun 17, 2008

    is there a step by step procedure on the web showing me how to replace the lcd bulb on my sony wega 42 ?


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There are screws on the middle CONNECTIONS panel (AV IN/OUT ,AUDIO IN/OUT etc panel ).remove them also.

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I have a Sony model KDF-50WE665. Made a pop and the picture went out. I think it's been slow to come on now for a couple of weeks, so it's probably the bulb. Can you tell me: 1) Where can I buy...

The lamp you need is Sony XL-2100U ($78 at Amazon) or XL-2100 ($84 at Amazon).

Turn off the TV and wait a few minutes before you unplug it (let the cooling fan run). Then wait at least another 30 minutes before replacing the lamp. There are two screws on the rear panel (left and right sides near the top left of center of the small panels on the on the ends). Loosen the screws and then pull off the front panel (below the screen). The front panel has to be pulled off in stages - start at the right side and pull forward and down, then the left - pull forward and down and then the middle - pull forward and up. Loosen the screw on the lamp cover with a coin and remove the cover. Loosen the two screws that hold the lamp (use an allan wrench) and remove the lamp by pulling it straight out. Slide in your new lamp (handle with care - use a glove to avoid any oil from your skin getting on the bulb). Tighten the two screws. Then replace the lamp cover and tighten the screw. (Make sure that the screw goes into the unit straight - otherwise the safety lock may keep the TV off.) Reattach the front cover and then tighten the back panel screws. Put the old lamp in a box after it has cooled completely for disposal.

Pictures are available in the User manual here: . The appropriate section starts at page 16.

I hope this helps.

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Jun 22, 2011 | Sony Grand WEGA KDF-50WE655 50" Rear...

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How to replace a bulb

To replace bulb in RCA rear projection TVs follow this.
Turn the lamp assembly so that the front of the bulb faces downward
Locate two clips approximately three inches apart along the back edge of the rear lamp cover. Depress the clips with your thumbs and pull upward on the rear lamp cover to disengage it. Move the rear lamp cover so that you can see the head of the bulb. Note that the rear lamp cover still connects to the base of the bulb by a cable.

Locate the three hex screws around the head of the bulb that, in a triangle formation, secure the bulb to the assembly. Remove the screws with a hex screwdriver.

Pull the bulb and rear lamp cover upward to remove them.
Remove the nut that connects the cable from the rear lamp cover to the base of the bulb with a wrench. Disconnect the cable from the old bulb and discard the old bulb.
Reattach the cable from the rear lamp cover to the base of a new bulb and install the nut. Tighten the nut with a wrench
Install the bulb face down into the lamp assembly. Install the three hex screws into the tabs along the edge of the bulb and tighten with a hex screwdriver.

Reinstall the rear lamp cover onto the lamp assembly and line up the tabs with the holes along the side of the assembly. Press downward until the cover snaps into place.
Reinstall the lamp assembly into the back of the television, facing the bulb towards the center of the TV set. Tighten the screws securing the assembly and reinstall the lamp access door. Tighten the screw on the lamp access door.

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How to replace lamp

1.Turn off the power on the main unit. Wait several minutes, then unplug
the power cord.
(The cooling fan will continue to operate for about two minutes after
turning the power off.)

2.Wait at least 30 minutes after unplugging the power cord to allow the
lamp to cool down before replacing it.
Take the new lamp out of the box.

3.Remove the Front Panel Cover.

4.Pull out the lamp.
Loosen the screw on the lamp cover with a coin or similar object to
remove it, slide the knob to left, and then pull out the lamp cover.
Loosen the screw that holds the lamp, then pull out the lamp.

5.Reattach the lamp.
Place back the new lamp and tighten the screw.
Replace the lamp cover, slide the knob to right till the up arrow down arrow mark
matches, and then tighten the screw.

6.Reattach the Front Panel Cover securely.

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How do I replace lamp in my Sony-KDF42WE655 model.

There are 2 thumb screws at each lower side. Fully loosen those thumb screws then pry the panel out. You will see the lamp covered by a plastic panel. You will see 4 screws covered by gray plastic. Remove the screws and you will see another thumb screw in it. Just loosen the thumb screw also then remove the covered plastic. You will now see the bulb. You need to remove the 2 screws then you can now remove the bulb. Just do backwards to put everything back again.

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The unit turns on and works perfectly for 5-10 minutes then the screen goes black and the sound turns off. I removed the back panel, blew off the dust, and checked the fan. The problem still persists. Sony...

It sounds like your Lamp is bad, part number XL2100.

To replace Lamp:
1) Loosen the screws on rear panel (2 thumb type screws on either side of TV, just behind front panel/spreaker grill).
2) Remove front panel.
3) Loosen the screw with coin or similar object to remove Lamp cover (near left hand side).
4) Loosen the 2 screws that hold the Lamp, then pull out Lamp. Don't force Lamp it should go in easy.
5) Replace the new Lamp and tighten the screws, reattach Lamp cover & tighten screws.
6) Reattach front panel cover.
7) Tighten screws for front panel cover in it's place.

Good Luck, Big Irish.

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How to replace bulb on sony kdf-55000

there are 2 hand screws on the back of tv, both sides, loosen them, them remove the lower front plastic cover, it is tight, you will need to pull on it hard after you loosen the screws, when you remove the front cover you will see the lamp access door, one hand screw removes it. 2 allen screws remove the lamp, if you buy a sony lamp, it will come with the allen wrench. if the glass is busted on your lamp it is definately bad, if it's not busted, you might have another problem.

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Replacing lamp for a sony lcd Kdf50WE655

it is located in the front of the set behind either a long metal strip cover or a plastic cover. some sets have wing nuts hoding the cover in place. they would be located on the left and right hand side of the set near the bottom edges.

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Lamp replacement

Without giving specifics, I'll cover most configurations.

Look for a thumb screw on the lower right "side" of the TV as you face the screen. If it exists, unscrew it and take the door off. Reach inside the cavity and lift the "D" ring and pull out the lamp. Insert the new lamp by tilting the lamp up on the left side (high voltage connector should be on the bottom), the "D" ring will raise and lower on its own when it seats. Reattach the door and it's done. If your set blinks the power light 3 times, you didn't get the door on correctly or the lamp isn't fully seated.

The other models require popping a facia panel off the front of the TV. To do this look for thumb screws on the rear of the set just below the corners of the screen. Loosen them until they are free from their threads, they will not come out completely as they are captive. Pull the plastic facia panel off the front of the TV. Find another thumb screw at the lamp door and loosen it, sliding the latch over to release the door. Use the long allen tool to loosen the bulb mounting screw and pull the bulb out. Reverse the sequence to reassemble.

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