Question about Panasonic PT-51HX42 51" Rear Projection Television
Picture dark with brightness all the way up
THe coolant in the CRTs most likely needs to be replaced. this is a very common problem in Phillips and magnavox rear projection TVs.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
This model is notorious for needing a new lamp about every 2 years. The lamp is accessed through the front by removing the long plastic cover under the screen (it just pulls off). Under that, to the left of center, is a square cover with one grey plastic screw. Loosen the screw and pull the lamp assembly out. It should just slide right out. Turn it around and look at the lamp. If the lamp face or reflector looks "cloudy" or "misty". Replace the lamp with Philips part number TY-LA1000. Just Google the number and you will find them available for around $100
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
Well it seems that your lamp is about to go out, replacing the lamp might jus do it ! Also make sure you get a Philips lamps, they work like a charm.
And regarding the long plastic cover just be a little bity patient and you'll make it come off, just make sure you do remove all the screws.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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