Question about Panasonic PT-50LC14 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television

2 Answers

Osd for filter needs cleaning

How to clean the filter

Posted by on

  • dmarq102855 Jul 15, 2008

    Yea, I am having a problem finding the air filter. Some say they clean it often, but I can't find it. Last night watching tv and heard a bop and the tv went off. Did some research and thought it sounded like the lamp and ordered one from ebay. Now, today I have read many more things and don't know if that is the problem or not. Will know when I replace the lamp. However, when I took the lamp housing out today, the lamp was shattered inside. So, ?? Read it could be the power supply?? So, please anyone, can you help me out? I need to know how to get the filter out to clean??

  • sboyles May 11, 2010

    can't find the filter on my 50 inch panasonic. the screen says that it needs cleaning.

    I need to know where the filter is and how to remove it to clean



2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have been told by a certified panasonic serviceman that the filters are inside the light engine on the back side of the the can only enter thru the back to get to the light engine. Apparently there are several filters inside the light engine assembly. I was told the cost is around $250 to come out and clean the filters. I have completely torn out the back assembly of my projection tv but have not gone as far as to take out the light engine. That will be my new task, as soon as i find a cheap or free service manual on the PT-50lcx64 projection tv i have.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had the same message come up on mine called a service co. they came over took the front panel off tv removed center door which exposed what appeared to be a lens of some sort sitting on top of a square box with a type of foam glued to it he said that was the only filter on that television he took a damp papertowel and wiped it off. message has not reappeared but that was just earlier today. Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Protron v chip removel need overide code

you dont say the exact model but try this or leave more info
Try to reset it to the factory default setting by
With user's Remote Control
1. Power TV On
2. Press Menu button and call up User OSD Menu
3. Select Audio-> Balance
4. Enter 0->5->3 ->2 in sequence.
Note: If necessary, re-do number keys.
5. Factory OSD appears.
Select the item "Clean All"and Press ENTER
6. Press Menu again and leave factory OSD

May 12, 2014 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Head Doctor OSD reports "clean heads"

Yes it could well have. Depends also on how you clean the heads. The best method is to take of the top cover of the VCR and with some Servisol Video 40 spray - spray and wipe with cotton buds all the surfaces the tape touches. You might have to do this several times. More if the video is in a room where someone smokes! If that doesn't work the Video head might need to be replace.

PS you can't get the Servisol at places such as Maplin (UK) or Radio Shack (USA) and online sites such as Amazon and E-bay.

Apr 22, 2014 | LG Televison & Video

2 Answers

An OSD advising "AIR FILTER CLEANING" is displayed

You must remove the light engine then locate the filter by removing a black cowel looking device at top of engine held by 4 screws,then you will see the rectagular filter held with 4 screws you must pry out the filter it does not come out easy. Clean it with clear water and blow out with compressed air look at it through light to make sure it is clean. reassemble The sevice manual will show you how to remove the light engine.

Feb 10, 2010 | Panasonic PT-52LCX66 Projection Television

1 Answer

Panasonic pt-61LCX65 osd air filter cleaning came on screen and the unit shut down in 1 minute. I would like to know exactly where the air filter is where I can clean it myself.

This is stright from Panasonic.

The consumer is not able to change the air filter. It will have to be done by an
authorized Panasonic service center."

Jan 22, 2010 | Panasonic PT-61LCX65 61" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

OSD Main Menu appears randomly and uncontrollably /flashing. Power Button does not always work. Need to keep clicking unti works.

hello..the problem is just sticky tack switch's so try to clean or re-align the frame/body of LCD..Thanks.Good Luck..^_^

May 08, 2009 | Dell E207WFP LCD Monitor

1 Answer

HP pavilion vf15 monitor (OSD lockout)

this could be a bad button connection or the osd IC chip is failing for some reason that would need to be tested to determine why.
so if you can take it apart then clean the button and the plastic of dirt , and check the contact button to see if it looks faulty or check it to see if it is making contact all the time
if those are not the problem then it is the IC chip and will need testing to find the culprit


Nov 22, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

OSD Message Panasonic PT-50LC14 Air Filter Needs Cleaning

I had the same problem and the stupid tv would shut off after 1 minute. We opened the silver front panel , took the bulb out cleaned it, took the cover off the grey box to the right and very carefully vaccumed the filter and wiped it off with a microfiber cloth. It works great now!!! Make sure you unplug your tv before messing with it.

Sep 28, 2008 | Panasonic PT-50LC14 50" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Air filter

air filter message is ussally generated by a tempsensor getting hot. could indicat falulty sensor.. is the fan running. a stalled fan could cause the problem but usaally when that happens it completley shuts down

Jan 29, 2008 | Panasonic PT-50LC14 50" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Tepreture light comes on and OSD advising to clean air filter

if you take off the front panel to access the lamp for replacement. there should be the air filter near by that you can remove. Carefully clean it by blowing through it but use no liquids. If it is too clogged then filter replacement is probably needed. I think you have to get the filter with the new lamp otherwise.

Mar 16, 2007 | Panasonic PT-60LCX63 60" Rear Projection...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Panasonic PT-50LC14 50" Rear Projection HDTV-Ready Television Logo

Related Topics:

156 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Panasonic Televison & Video Experts


Level 3 Expert

5342 Answers


Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

75157 Answers

Are you a Panasonic Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides