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Sony kdf-50e2010 its four years old and i have never replaced the lamp so i know i have used up the 8000 hours of the lamp's life and more. the lamp indicator stays red and the power indicator blinks red 3 times i have checked the door to the lamp and it is hitting the switch. i am not sure what to do next i would love any help

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Take the lamp out and inspect it. Look down the bulb at the root of the filament stem and look for any bubbling of the glass there. If so it is bad. It can be bad like this even if you don't see any broken glass inside the blub. The best place I found to get a lamp with housing is
There could be other problems but the lamp is first place to start. Then consider the ballast or the thermal switch which is on the top of the lamp housing. The ballast could be a pill to change...a lot of disassembly and re-assembly. But it supplies the voltage to light the lamp. To test the thermal switch you can take one wire loose from it and jump with an alligator jumper clip from wire to wire temporarily. The thermal switch has two wires connecting.

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