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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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How do I change my projector lamp?

  1. Front Projector
    • 1 Disconnect the power cable from your projector. Allow it to cool for 30 to 60 minutes. Lay the projector upside down on a table.
    • 2 Remove the lamp cover, typically located on one of the rear corners of the projector's underside. Depending on your projector, you will either have to loosen a few Phillips screws or press on one or two plastic release tabs to remove the lamp cover.
    • 3 Loosen the screws holding the lamp assembly in place. Grab the assembly by the handle and slide it out of the projector.
    • 4 Slide a new lamp assembly into the projector. Don't touch the glass on the bulb because it will damage the bulb. Tighten the retaining screws on the lamp assembly and replace the lamp cover.
    • 5 Turn the projector right side up and reconnect the power cable. Power on your projector.
    Rear Projector
    • 6 Unplug the TV from the outlet. Let it cool for 30 to 60 minutes.
    • 7 Remove the lamp cover. On most rear projection TVs, the lamp cover is located on the right or left side of the TV's rear panel. Remove the cover by loosening the screws and pulling the cover away from the TV. Certain manufacturers, like Mitsubishi, have the lamp cover in the front of the TV, near the left speaker. To get to the cover, you must first use your fingers to pry off the front panel below the screen, revealing the speakers and lamp cover. Loosen the screws on the cover and pull it away from the TV.
    • 8 Remove the lamp assembly. Loosen its screws, grab the handle and slide it out of the TV. If you have a newer Sony model, there are no screws. Instead, press the release tab to unlock the lamp assembly and slide it out of the TV.
    • 9 Slide a new lamp assembly into the TV. Don't touch the glass on the assembly, as the oils in your fingers will damage the bulb. Tighten the screws or pop the retaining tab into place.
    • 10

      Replace the lamp cover and front panel, if necessary. Plug your TV back into the electrical outlet and power it on.

Tips & Warnings
  • Touching the lamp assembly before it has cooled can cause a nasty burn.

Read more: How to Change a Projector Lamp '

Apr 11, 2012 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How do i fix my sony grand wega tv kf60xbr800 with 6 blinking lights


Nov 20, 2011 | Sony Grand WEGA KF60XBR800 60" Rear...

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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.

Cindy Wells

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

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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.

Feb 26, 2011 | Sony Grand WEGA KDF-55XS955 55" Rear...

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Bulb "End of Life" message

for replacing the lamp do yhe following.

1.Remove the lamp cover by pushing two grooves lightly with the flathead

screwdriver. You can see the lamp cover on the top of the projector. ( left side of the lens)

2.Loosen the two screws securing the lamp housing until the screwdriver

goes into a freewheeling condition. The two screws are not


3.Remove the lamp housing by pulling out the handle

4.Insert a new lamp housing until the lamp housing is plugged into the


5.Secure it in place with the two screws.Be sure to tighten the screws.

6.Reattach the lamp cover

7.Snap the lamp cover into place.

Replacing a new lamp automatically clears the lamp usage hours ok

Jan 27, 2011 | NEC MT1060 Multimedia Projector

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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.

Jan 01, 2011 | Sony Grand WEGA KDF-42WE655 42" Rear...

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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.

Dec 02, 2009 | Sony Grand WEGA KDF-50WE655 50" Rear...

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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.

Sep 14, 2009 | Sony Grand WEGA KDF-50WE655 50" Rear...

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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.

Jan 08, 2009 | Sony Grand WEGA KDF-50WE655 50" Rear...

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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.

Nov 04, 2008 | Sony Grand WEGA KF50WE610 50" Rear...

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