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Lamp replacement How do I replace the lamp. No instructions came with the new lamp and none are in the manual. I apparently also need to reset the lamp life timer. need instructions to replace lamp block myself

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  • golf19 Jun 28, 2008

    Thank you very much. That was an easy 10 minute fix.


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There's no procedure to reset the lamp timer. But there is a procedure that resets the results of the Self-Diagnosis Function, hopefully, this may reset the lamp timer:

With the TV
DISPLAY --> Channel 5 --> VOL(-) --> TV Power
Channel 8 --> ENTER

Wait until you see the initial setup display. Then disconnect the power cord and reconnect it.

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    Swilin Sampson Jun 27, 2008

    OK, here's a procedure I found for resetting the counter that may work:
    Accessing the service menu could render your TV non-functional if you
    make incorrect entries, so it should only be done with extreme caution!


    To access the service menu, with the TV off, press the following
    buttons on the remote control sequentially in rapid succession (note:
    if the TV is already on, you can start by turning the power off, but
    then you should enter the full 4-button sequence within about 3 seconds
    to avoid a lamp restart):

    2. Press until the PANEL service menu displays.

    3. Press <2> until the OPTION_E category appears.

    The "LampTM" (lamp power-on time in hours) and "LampCT" (lamp on/off
    cycles) entries are in the first item in the OPTION_E category. If they
    are not displayed, press <1> repeatedly until they do.

    The display should look as follows:
    0 LAMP 0 Diff 1
    LampTM #### LampCT ####

    To reset these counters, press <3> .
    "WRI-EXE" should be displayed momentarily in red text, followed by resetting to “0”.

    5. To display the PanelTM (total LCD panel power-on time) entry, press <1> until it displays.

    The display should look as follows:
    7 SH SFT1 10 Diff 1
    PanelTM ####

    When done, exit the service menu by turning off the TV (note: you can
    turn the TV back on immediately, but you should do so within about 3
    seconds to avoid a lamp restart.


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Are you experienced in electronics first?

with out proper knowledge of electronics it is too risky to do it by yourself.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 27, 2008

    The bottom panel in the front of the tv pops off similar to a car door
    cover. Careful it feels screwed but its not. There should be a door
    just left of center on the tv that has a plastic thumb screw. Undo the
    screw and that door should swing open and be able to be removed. There
    are 2 allen screws (the new bulb should have come with a wrench) remove
    the screws and the entire bulb assembly pulls out, reverse the steps
    and your in business. After your done if the tv will not stay turned on
    the door for the light bulb is not closed correctly the door has a

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 27, 2008

    Here are the typical steps for replacing a lamp.

    1. Turn your TV off. Let it sit there for about 5 minutes to let the cooling fan help cool the lamp.

    2. Unplug
      your TV from the power let it sit about another 30 minutes. Even with
      the TV turned off power is still going to the lamp and the lamp
      receptacle can still be hot enough to burn you. Even if you think that
      the lamp is cool I recommend that you do not touch the receptacle.

    3. Usually
      the lamp has a cover that you will need to unscrew. Most manufactures
      use a Philips head screw for holding the cover shut. Unscrew the lamp

    4. Unpackage the replacement lamp. Be careful not to tough the glass, as oil from your fingers can damage the lamp's surface.

    5. Pull
      the lamp out. Most lamps have a plastic tab or hoop on the handle that
      you can use to pull it out. Follow the owners manual for specific
      instructions on how to pull the lamp out. Make sure you do not touch
      the surrounding lamp housing if you just turned off the TV. It can burn
      you if it is hot.

    6. After the lamp has cooled, place it into the empty box of the replacement lamp. Never put the used lamp into a plastic bag.

    7. Using
      the guiding post also called "gutters" by some manufactures slide the
      lamp replacement lamp in pushing it until you hear a firm click.

    8. Screw the lamp cover back in.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 27, 2008

    If you replace the lamp and need to reset the Lamp Timer Reset procedure is:
    With The Set In Standby Press Display, 5, Vol Up, Power on the remote control
    Press Jump 3. Or,
    To Display The Lamp Time Press 2 Nine Times.
    Reset Press 3, Mute, Enter. One of these should work on your model.
    Make sure you replace the bulb first. There is a possibility that the
    ballast could be damaged by a defective bulb as well.

    source:fixya expert henlopen

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 27, 2008

    hope it helps.

    thank you

    dont forget to accept MY solution if u go by it.

    feel free for asking any doubts u have.

    thank u for ur cooperation.

    good luck for getting fixed soon


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