Panasonic TY-LA1000 Lamp Replacement How-To Instructions Guide

Panasonic TY-LA1000 Lamp EnclosureUse this guide to replace the Panasonic TY-LA1000

The instructions are intuitive and easy to follow. If you have any problems downloading the file and/or replacing your lamp, ask your questions on our forum or post a comment on this article!

The importance of authentic

Find the best price for the Panasonic TY-LA1000 Lamp Enclosure. It’s important that you install an OEM lamp and avoid a generic, compatible lamp.

Knock-off, compatible generic lamps may seem like a bargain in the beginning. They actually cost more in the long run since they can damage the color wheel and ballast mechanisms in your RPTV. They also give off poor light, are prone to messy explosions and actually have a shorter life.

We recommend purchasing from an Authorized Philips dealer such as to insure that you are receiving a genuine Philips brand replacement lamp. Beware of knock-off and counterfeit Philips lamps floating around in the market.

There are also health concerns associated with these lamps. Generic lamps are made with toxic substances that can compromise your family’s health. Read more about the dangers of Krypton-85.

When you purchase an OEM replacement lamps you’re guaranteed the best lamp for your RPTV.

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Step-by-step instructions

Click here for a visual guide on replacing the Panasonic DLP Lamp TY-LA1000 How-To Replacement Guide.

Click here for the the TY-LA1000 lamp replacement guide from Panasonic.

Panasonic TY-LA1000 TV Lamp Reset Procedure/instructions:
Per numerous members, it looks like this method works quite well:

  • Hold the Vol down button on the TV and the Split button on the REMOTE for five seconds, -or- Press the Volume button on the TV while pressing hte SPLIT button on the Remote Control for five seconds
  • It will NOT work if you try to do it both from your remote

Compatible Panasonics

This guide is compatible with the following Panasonic TVs:

PT43LC14, PT-43LC14, PT43LCX64, PT-43LCX64, PT44LCX65, PT-44LCX65, PT50LC13, PT-50LC13, PT50LC14, PT-50LC14, PT50LCX63, PT-50LCX63, PT50LCX64, PT-50LCX64, PT52LCX15, PT-52LCX15, PT52LCX15B, PT-52LCX15B, PT52LCX35, PT-52LCX35, PT52LCX65, PT-52LCX65,PT60LC13, PT-60LC13, PT60LC14, PT-60LC14, PT60LCX63, PT-60LCX63, PT60LCX64, PT-60LCX64, PT61LCX35, PT-61LCX35, PT61LCX65,

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: Be cautious of replacement “lamps” or “bulbs” for the TY-LA1000 sold without the enclosure housing. Typically, buying the lamp-only is okay, as long as the customer is purchasing an original lamp. Always stay away from off-brand bulbs manufactured by OSRAM, LTI, APO, or another third-party provider for your Panasonic TY-LA1000. When purchasing just the lamp itself (even an original), it can be a hassle unless you’re fairly good with a technician’s soldering iron.

Your original enclosure has the lamp cable connectors soldered from it’s terminals to the connector plug. When purchasing just the lamp alone, you will have to cut this connector and soldering it on your new lamp. Sounds confusing or difficult? It is… and until we make a kit for it, I don’t suggest anyone purchase the bare bulb only!

Now you can rest at ease with the purchase of the lamp kit or the complete enclosure. We still recommend the complete unit since you won’t have to worry about finding an extra long screw driver or messing with the elaborate cage for this TV. For the best price on the Pansonic TY-LA1000 (complete housing unit), click here.

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  1. avatar richard says:

    I replaced our lamp on a panasonic PT44LCX65 it says to reset the hour meter but we dont have a PIP button on our remote control and the play button which we tried doesnt do anything to reset the hour meter and the light is still red. Do you have any other way we can try to reset the hour meter?

    thank you for anything that you can suggest


  2. avatar Dan says:

    Same exact problem on TY-La100 bulb for PT50LC13

  3. avatar Alfredo says:

    I have a PT44LCX65. The button you are looking for is on the bottom row of the remote by the TV/VCR (2nd L to R). It has the word SPLIT and DVD at the topof it.


    merry xmas

  4. avatar richard says:

    found the button, but now what? sorry, no too good with these things.

  5. avatar Jeremy says:

    I have a panisonic pt50lc13 tv with no picture and the lamp indicator light is flashing but my TY-LA1000 Lamp looks fine with no signs of being blown like a regular bulb could it still be the bulb ?

  6. avatar Madmize says:

    Hold volume down button on TV and while continuing to hold that press and hold the button below wher it says “split”.

  7. avatar Madmize says:

    Solid red lamp indicator is replace bulb. Flashing red indicates other problems, advise contact service center.

  8. avatar Heidi says:

    I have a panasonic hdtv and we just replaced the bulb, but we have upgraded our t.v with cable and the new remote doesnt have the split button on it to reset the timer, so now what

  9. avatar Texchelle says:

    Many thanks!!!! It worked like a charm. Our lamp did not come with instructions!!!

  10. avatar Chip says:

    Have a Panasonic HDTV and have replaced bulb (ty-la1000), received the on screen message (again)regarding lamp time needing to be reset. Tried the above steps, doesn’t seem to work. I was using the buttons on the remote. Please help…

  11. avatar Steve525 says:

    I have the same TV with the same problem, did you ever determine how to fix? Did the TV need service? If so how much did the repairs cost?

  12. avatar TC says:

    Replaced TYLA1000 in housing in my Pana PTLC43. All seemed ok but then a I started getting yellow shades coming up from the bottom. I called the place that sold me the lamp and they say its my “color wheel” having an issue. Anyone else experience this issue?

  13. avatar Chris says:

    Hold the vol button on the tv itself and on the remote hold the split button by the tv/vcr button

  14. avatar Raul says:

    Replaced TYLA1000 in PT-52LCX35, pushing volume down and split buttons at the same time but the red light is still on and there´s no message on the screen. It´s just doing nothing. What should I do?

  15. avatar Tonia says:

    have pt-52lcx35, replaced bulb, tv didnt come w/remote using universal, red bulb warning still on, timer message still there, why does it still have my lamp warning? and how do i reset the timer, w/ a universal, anyone????? thanx, me

  16. avatar shepdawg says:

    I have a Panasonic pt-52lcx35 and my screen all of a sudden became off centered! Can anyone help?

  17. avatar Jonathan says:

    PT-52LXC65 Replaced the bulb and everything worked fine. Now when I try to turn it on the power light flashes green then it flashes red. Sometimes it works after this sometimes it doesn’t. Usually I have to unplug it and wait and then plug it back in and it turns on again. Now no such luck. Any suggestions?

  18. avatar snails says:

    I have a Panasonic PT-52LCX65 that takes the TYLA1000 bulb. Had more than 2 years of service before replacing the bulb. The new Phillips bulb lasted 30 days then quit working. The set would not power up and give a picture, and the “replace lamp” indicator would flash red once every 4 to 6 seconds. I didn’t reset the timer when I replaced the bulb but had success when I finally figured out how to do it with the help of this forum.

    1. The TV was unplugged for half an hour, thinking this would clear its “memory,” (don’t know if this made any difference or not.
    2. Plugged it back in and found the original remote (not the cable remote because the cable remote doesn’t have the “split” button on it), that came with the TV. Turned the TV on at the console and pressed the “TV” button on the remote and held it down for 5 seconds until the button flashed.
    3. Pressed and held the “Volume down” button on the console while holding down the “split” button on the bottom of the remote for about 5 seconds.
    4. The picture came on. Then reset the remote controller to “DBS/Cable.” Nice picture with no further problems.
    5. I never saw the screen that says “Lamp hours reset”, like its says in the pdf instructions on this site.
    Good luck to you!

  19. avatar Jerry says:

    I have a PT-50LCX64 Panasonic bought as a store display model. For months the screen displays “The lamp needs to be replaced. . .” message every time TV is turned on, but the picture is fine. The company says I can’t replace it until its completely gone. How do I disable the screen message and if so, does this affect the warranty?

  20. avatar Byron says:


  21. avatar Carson says:

    I bought the new lamp and installed it on my PT-52LCx65 but my only problem is that I dont have the original remote that came with the T.V. Is there any way to still replace the meter on my T.V. without the original remote? Please help!!!

  22. avatar Mike says:

    If your model of TV is PT-52lcx16, do the following:
    Hold the (VOL-) button on the TV and then hold the 0(zero) button down on the remote for 5 secs. That will reset your lamp. This is straight from the TYLA-1001 bulb users manual. Remember, this is only for the TYLA-1001 bulb, the TYLA-1000 bulb has different instructions. I just did this and it works perfectly.

  23. avatar Paula says:


  24. avatar Paula says:

    My husband said i wouldn’t find out how! LOL!

  25. avatar Bruce Cain says:

    PT-52LCX15. I replaced the lamp but have no instructions on how to reset timer.

  26. avatar Bobsmack says:

    I have this exact problem at the exact time and date. Did you find an answer? Please let us know.

  27. avatar farhan says:

    I have panasonic pt-43lc14 hdtv and the picture is not clear it’s kinda yellow. Does this mean I have to replacethe lamp?

  28. avatar Sharon says:

    I have a Panasonic pt52lcx65-k I am getting a blue spot in the middle of the screen. No lamp light flashing, no warnings of any kind suggesting a problem other then that blue spot in the middle of the screen. Is that the lamp burning out in the tv. Thank u in advance

  29. avatar NENE says:

    i need help replacing an locating where my lcd lamp goes in tv model PT61LCX65

  30. avatar Rachel says:

    It sound like the light engine.

  31. avatar Sharon says:

    The spot is about 2 inches in diameter. near the middle of the screen closer to the right side. I only notice it when the show I’m watching has white or light colours in that area. The picture shows someone in a dark suit or dark background I don’t see it. I hope it helps. I will try to get a photo of it. Thank u so much for ur reply

    • Sharon,
      It may be your DMD board. Your dmd board houses your dmd chip which houses millions of micro mirrors on it. It tilts back and forth very rapidly and the mirrors reflect light onto your screen. So it’s it’s broken or not working properly it can cause your color issues.

  32. avatar Sharon says:

    So I guess I need someone in to repair it?

  33. avatar Sharon says:

    I’ve had if for 5 yrs

  34. Sharon,

    Oh wow and is this the first time your having problems with it? It will be quite expensive to have it repaired just about as much as buying a new TV.

  35. avatar Paul says:

    I have a panasonic pt-43lc14 and the lamp replacement message has came on. I have a replacement for the bulb (housing included) should I wait until the bulb goes out to change it, will this harm the set if I do. Picture still looks good, no fading or anything.

  36. avatar Davis May says:

    I have a Panasonic Model#PT-50LC14 and i can not get the blue screen off the TV. I do not have the original remote but i do have a logictech harmony. It has all the features of the original but i just cant get it to work. Should i get original or do you guys have any other ideas?

    • Davis May,

      It’s always best to have the original, but if you can figure how to work your logictech harmony then go for it!

      • avatar Albert Keholic says:


        Is it possible to reset the lamp timer for a Panasonic PT-44LCX65 WITHOUT a remote? Have the tv but no remote – it works fine for my purposes, but without the remote I can’t find how to reset the lamp timer.


        • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

          Hi Albert,
          Sorry but I don’t think it’s possible to reset the lamp timer without your remote. You need the remote for the menu button to bring up the commands for the lamp reset timer. You can find a replacement remote at a low price at

  37. avatar Davis May says:

    I know how to work it but I dont know if the buttons will work the same. I have the same button options but I just do not want to go out and spend the 50 bucks if i dont have too. I have tried some of the reset options I read but none seem to work. I need to find out how to resrt the lamp. If anyone knows how to reset the lamp timer for this model of TV i would really like to know.

  38. avatar Steven says:

    I replaced my ty-la1000 and now i smell something like plastic burning after about 45 mins to an hour.

    Any ideas what it could be? Any way I can check to see if it’s the lamp by itself? TV and picture are perfect otherwise.

  39. avatar Josh says:

    I have the Panasonic PT-60LCX64 which I’ve had now for 3.5 years… All of the sudden I’ve noticed it’s not as bright and the darks/blacks are hard to see.. like on a dark movie, it’s hard to see the picture. The lamp replacement light isnt flashing so not sure what it could be? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  40. avatar Kathy says:

    I have a PT-43LC14 and just replaced the lamp (TY-LA1000), and I followed the instructions on how to reset it and nothing happens. Can anyone help please?

  41. avatar Don says:

    Sharon: I had a similar problem but the spot was a red one towards the right side middle of the TV. My TV was under extended warranty and Panasonic diagnosed as a memory problem in the TV that needed upgraded. My TV guy ordered a EE PROM correction tool from Panasonic and connected it and it dumped the memory and installed the upgrade into the TV. Took 10 minutes and working perfectly. Should be no more than a service call. Hope that helps!

  42. avatar Chris says:

    If anyone still needs to know how to reset their Panasonic PT-52LCX65 TV without the original remote, here is how I did it.

    I didn’t get the original remote when I purchaced the TV. I use a Logitech Harmony 670 remote so I don’t really need the Panasonic remote. I simply assigned the PIP/Split comand in the Logictech software to one of the unused buttons on my all in one remote. Then I pressed the Vol – button on the TV while holding down the button where the PIP/Split command was assigned. The TV then displayed a message saying the hour meter had been reset.

    Hope this helps.

  43. avatar Kathy says:

    I hope someone can help me. I have replace my lamp and I was having the same trouble as a lot of people with the reset your lamp meter notice. I do not have the orginal remote so I pressed and held the volume button down and pressed the zero for 5 seconds. I could not get it to work. If any one knows how to help please let me know.
    Thanks so much

  44. avatar Eric B. says:

    I lost the remote to my PT-44LCX65, bought a new on ebay, held the volume down button on the TV itself and then held the SPLIT button on the remote. After a couple of seconds, the timer was reset and the red LAMP LED went out. I was having a heck of a time trying to get the TV on the last couple of months after I changed out the bulb. Haven’t had the TV off yet since the kids are watching a new cartoon. Will post the news after they got to bed.

  45. avatar Emily says:

    Hi, My TV one day just did not turn on – I put a new lamp I assumed that it might be the problem seeing as thats the only thing I’ve ever had to do is replace the lamp – well the TV light keeps flashing green for a minute or so then starts flashing red none stop I’ve disconnected the TV for a couple of days and tried holding the VOL – and SPLIT and nothing seems to help

  46. avatar ScratchNerd says:

    Yup! Had the same problem reseting timer…tried everything already posted here, and the one ^above^ works! Hold the Vol down button on the TV and the split button on the REMOTE for five seconds…it will then show a message “Lamp Hour Meter has been reset to 0”

  47. avatar T. Romeo says:

    We have exact problem with our PT-50LC14. How do we solve it? Thanks, Tony

    No. 18 Jonathan Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    PT-52LXC65 Replaced the bulb and everything worked fine. Now when I try to turn it on the power light flashes green then it flashes red. Sometimes it works after this sometimes it doesn’t. Usually I have to unplug it and wait and then plug it back in and it turns on again. Now no such luck. Any suggestions?

  48. avatar Chris says:

    My 50″ pana dlp just shut off while I was watching it. Now whenever I turn it on, the green power light blinks for a few seconds and then the lamp indicator light starts flashing followed by the power light blinking red again… Is this a bad bulb or something different?

  49. avatar Eddie says:

    I just bought new TY-LA1000 Lamp Phillips $ 100.00 less than
    Panasonic brand. I hope all will be OK ? Any comments ?
    And also will take use your suggestions posted on reset hour meter.
    To replace lamp / Do I open back of TV model PT-50LC13 ? omg

  50. avatar Bubba says:

    I have a Panasonic PT-44LCX65. The bulb went out a few months ago. Could finally afford a new bulb and put in today. Followed all of the instructions in manual. When I turn on TV, green light flashes for about a minute, then changes to red light flashing. The lamp indicator starts flashing red every 5 seconds at the same time as on/off switch changes to red flashing. Nothing ever appears on the screen and TV switches off.
    I have pulled out the lamp unit several times and reinserted always getting the same problem. I make sure the door is shut and locked each time, everything put back as I found it. I never had a problem with the TV in 3 1/2 years before bulb went out.
    Any ideas?

    • avatar Elvin says:

      Hi, I too have a pt44lcx65. My daughter has a habit of turning it on and off incessantly. Normally it just has to cool down long enough and will then start up normally.

      Yesterday it wouldn’t turn on after that. I have the same code you do (Red Lamp light once every 5 seconds) I was about to order and change the lamp unit, but since I found your post I’d like to see if you’d found out anything? Judging by your experience changing the bulb will probably not solve my problem.

      I checked the owner’s manual and it just says for this particular issue to contact a service center. Have you come to that yet?

      Any ideas? Thanks a million.

      • Unfortunately it may not just be the lamp, but that’s the first place I’d start. If the lamp replacement works, great, if not, then it also might be a ballast issue. That’s a common thing that goes out on these TVs. Call DM customer service at (800) 281-8860 for some tech support before investing money into it. I’d recommend the entire lamp assembly with housing, it’s just so much easier!

      • avatar Lisa says:

        When you click the power bottom on or off and then click it again right away it gets “hung up”. If you are watching the tv and click the power off but then change your mind and click power on again right away, the tv will get hung up in the power off. If you click it once more, let it power off all the way and then try to turn it back on, it should work. This happens to us quite a bit with a toddler that always manages to find the remote.

    • Per request, here is the Panasonic PT-44LCX65 Service Guide. The manual is about 37MB and in PDF format.

    • avatar Chris says:

      did you get your tv working because mine is doin the same thing just wondering what it was that was causing it to that thanks you can email me at

  51. avatar streek says:

    Hey Bubba – Just replaced the lamp in out Pana-PT-52LCX15. Weve had the set for almost 4 years and the Relace Lamp message has been coming on for almost a year before she finally went out. It was doing exactly what your tv is now doing. I think you got a bad lamp Do not buy the generic, send it back and get a Philips. I did not get the housing unit but wish I had. You need a 9″ inch philips with a magnetic head to get the screws out. To reset hold wait for meassgae to go away and then hold the tv volume button all the way high and then all the way down, THEN push the split button on the remote (bottom 2nd from left) A message will apeearthat the lamp has been reset to zero. Red light will go off too.

    • avatar jun says:

      how to open where is lamp and how repace lamp in tv?

      • avatar fetts says:

        Hey Jun i have a Pt-52LCX65 panasonic… When i changed mine i took the silver plate that hides your speakers off and in the middle you will see too screws remove them and you will see your lamp………

        Hope this help you… I know this site sure did help me when i didnt know what to do..

    • avatar Richard Carpenter says:

      Thanks, initially tried -vol and split on remote several times….did not work. Tried your recommendation, vol on front of tv all theway up and all the way down and then the split on the remote and I got the reset message…..thanks a lot RBC

    • avatar Josie says:

      Thank you so much Streek. I have a Pana PT-44LC 65 and tried to reset the timer to 0 so many times after I replaced the lamp, but now is set to “0” again thanks to your instruction. 🙂
      “To reset hold wait for message to go away and then hold the tv volume button all the way high and then all the way down, THEN push the split button on the remote (bottom 2nd from left) A message will apeearthat the lamp has been reset to zero. Red light will go off too.”

    • Just happen to see your comment regarding the resetting of pt-44lcx65/pt lamp timer…have been trying everything and nothing worked since my remote did not have the pip. Followed your instructions and low and behold!!! Positive results..thanks mucho. Erikos

  52. avatar frank cimorelli says:

    replaced bulb in my PT50LC14 Panasonic TV and no picture all black screen. when i try to turn on tv power light flashes green. i have to unplug it to shut it off then plug it back in. please help.

  53. avatar amnottellingyou says:

    hi there
    just bought a new bulb for my samsung sp46l6hv
    after fitting it properly my screen wont turn what should i do ????

  54. avatar mario says:

    I have a PT-44LCX65 and replaced lamp accordingly and cant find my remote to reset lamp.

    I there another way to reset lamp without the use of remote?

  55. avatar jorge says:

    hi i replaced mines like a 3 months almost..and i just got a message it says to replace lamp/and reset the timer .i didnt do it when i replaced it..reset the now i dont have the original there another way..i have the pt-56lcx16..any ideas..or help

  56. avatar steve says:

    i just changed my lamp in my 52 in dlp panasonic and now my picture is red and blue and way to fix this problem

  57. avatar ron says:

    just replaced lamp housing and all on a 44lcx65 and it worked for about 7 days then started shutting down again. some times after 5 min. and sometimes after 45 mins. what the heck!! reset lamp hour meter tonight no help. also had a red spot on lower right sideof screen about 2 inches in diameter no i alsohave a green spot on upper right side of screen??? tired of lamp issue this is the second bulb.

  58. avatar Quan Truong says:

    DId you ever figure out your problem with your panasonic PT-50LC1 power button blinking green after lamp replacement. Mine is doing the same.

  59. avatar joseph Silva says:

    I hadbeen going crazy tring to figure out how to reset the lamp to 0 on my Panasonic, until I read on here how to do it and it worked like a dream. It has probably saved me from putting a fist through the screen… Thank you Fix your DLP .com

  60. avatar Barry says:

    Just a note to those trying to replace their bulbs with non factory issued parts. I did this myself and after about a month I noticed that I started developing yellow streaks on in the screen. This happens when their is damage to the Light engine. I have been reading a lot of posts and have concluded that this happens due to the aftermarket lamps out there are not to the same standards as OEM Lamps sold by Panasonic. You may save a few bucks but you may damage your Light engine as these after market lamps are not rated and burn hotter causing damage to the light engine which is very sensitive and is very close to the bulb which heats up when on.

    Good luck and buyer beware

    • avatar Johnny says:

      I am trying to replace the bulb on my set. it is a panasonic pt52l cx65. where is the housing at. do i need to take the front screen off also or is it in the back. i do not have the new unti yet it is coming in on friday i took off the back palnel last night but could not find it.

      • avatar scott says:

        there is a panel of the front of the tv right below the screen. remove it and look to the (left) side and there you should see a box with a silver screw on it. remove the screw and pull the cover remove the other screw on the light assembly and pull the lamp assembly out from the front. replace it with the new one…there is no access to the bulb from the rear. I made the same

  61. avatar Shelly says:

    I have a Panasonic DLP tv and the replace lamp had been on for awhile, ignored it. Now my picture is completly black and I hear a clicking sound when I turn it on or try and turn volume up. No sound just clicking. If I replace the bulb will this fix my problem.

  62. avatar fran says:

    replaced lamp on my pt-50lc13…just blinks red & then green then red again… holding pip & volume button at same time does not work…any help?

  63. avatar Brian says:

    Is there anyone out there who can address the question of resetting the bulb WITHOUT the original remove. I cannot find it, and would like to reset….thanks very much

  64. avatar Brian says:

    Is there anyone out there who can address the question of resetting the bulb WITHOUT the original REMOTE. I cannot find it, and would like to reset….thanks very much

  65. avatar Patrick Reid says:

    How exactly do you reset the lamp to 0 on a Panasonic PT-521-LCX-66 ? I changed lamps and now sometimes it comes on and sometimes it blinks green for five seconds then it blinks red and then nothing.

  66. avatar Yanni P says:

    anyone figure out a way to reset the bulb replacement message without the original remote? There’s got to be a way! It’s so annoying, it stays up for about 45 seconds to a minute.

  67. avatar Hazanie says:

    Thanks all 4 the info..!

  68. avatar charlie says:

    I have a PT52LCX35 is has a bunch of green and red spotes on the screen when there is light colors showing. will replacing the bulb fix it. Please let me know if anyone has see this

  69. avatar Dice says:

    My television at home, Panasonic model no. PT-521LCX66, was working just fine until a recent storm. I had it plugged in to the proper type of electricity, and a UPS to insure it works and lasts. It worked for around 4 or 5 years with me, surviving through many storms, thanks to the UPS aswell. During the recent storm, the television was off, but it still suffered from some damage that made it cease to work. No matter what I do, when I use the remote to try and turn it on or when I use the “on” button on the television itself, it doesn’t even work. It doesn’t blink green, red, or anything. Can someone please help?

  70. avatar LOUIE URIBE says:


  71. avatar LOUIE URIBE says:


  72. avatar sonic says:

    I bought a panasonic 43 inch dlp tv from a guy n he said it had no problem when I took it home I see yellow color like white become yellow n I was wondering how do u fix this problem?

  73. avatar Alex says:

    have the original remote, but which split button do i press? I have a split /play, a splitctrl/FF and a split ch/dvd/vcr ch. Just changed the lamp and it turned off once already.

  74. avatar Alex says:

    panasonic hdtv lamp type TY-LA1000

  75. avatar Rick says:

    Changed the lamp and don’t know how to reset the lamp timer?

  76. avatar Rick says:

    and now the color is no good?

  77. avatar Daniel says:

    just got a new lamp from ELECTRIFIED.
    swapped it out and it seems to work perfectly.
    color is good, probably better than it was before the old one blew.

    glad i knew how to reset the lamp from here.
    use original remote. volume max up, then max down, then ‘split’ button on bottom.
    worked like a charm.

    i was, like, totally amazed.

    lamp was $83 including shipping

    • avatar Ana says:


      Thank for the information regarding where to purchase the lamp. Did you get just the lamp or the entire housing unit assembly, as most suggest that we do? Thanks.

  78. avatar Tina says:

    I tried the instructions above at at first it did not work. I did what Daniel said to do (turn vol way up and then hit the Split button). It worked great!!! The instructions I got w/the lamp did not explain this. We have had this reset lamp pop up on our screen for months! Thanks Daniel.

  79. avatar Ann says:

    Thanks for this information.I searched everywhere for this information and nobody had it.It wasn’t in my manual either.I ordered the bulb online & they did not send the information with it either.
    I would not have been able to reset my lamp timer if it wasn’t for this website.Many thanks to your site for the info!!!!!!!!!

  80. avatar Gabriel says:

    Does anyone know if the TY-LA1000 lamps sold by Advanced Lamps are the real deal or, would someone recommend it? They claim these lamps are made with UHR technology (Ultra high pressure Mercury lamp for replacement) and that the housing for these bulbs is made using the same mold as the original model.

    • avatar Caro says:

      I just change the lamp in my PT-56LCX16-K and I can’t do the reset. My remote control is a Panasonic Universal Remote Control for Theater System. I don’t have the ”split” button and I’m not quite sure what to do now???? Can you please help? Thanks…

  81. avatar dave says:

    i don’t have the original remote, can tv lamp be reset with out the remote. what exactly is the split button

  82. avatar Josh says:

    Hi. Is there a how-to to change a bare bulb (# ET-LAX100) for a Panasonic PT-AX100U projector? Thanks.

  83. avatar Don says:

    I just replaced the bulb in my Panasonic PT-44LCX65 and now I only get sound when I turn the tv on and no picture. Anyone know what to do?

  84. avatar Terry says:

    I just replaced the lamp but I am unable to reset the lamp timer because I do not have the original remote. Believe it or not, my dog ate it. Is there any other way to reset this without the remote?

  85. avatar Irene says:

    I have a Panasonic VIVA 1080i and my entire screen has turned yellow. Anyone have any clues why this happened?

  86. avatar Steve says:

    You would think someone at PANASONIC would read/monitor these sites and see that so many customers have lost their original remotes… and would now like to reset the lamp timer !
    Ive counted at 6 other people with the same question as me… Please someone tell us how to reset without the remote and it’s ( split button )

    HELLO BIG COMPANY ! this is the time for something we used to call customer service.

    Makes you not want to spend any money on another Panasonic product ehh

  87. avatar nikki2picky says:

    I called the customer service department and they said that for those of us who do not have the original remote, we have to go to amazon or panasonic to get one. You HAVE to reset your timer after replacing the lamp. Otherwise your tv doesn’t know you replace it and it goes into safety mode…hence the flashing lights and not turning on business. I’m on my way to order an original remote, hope this helps!!!

  88. avatar Tyler Moody says:

    Have a PT-50LC13 and I’m on the 5th lamp. The last one popped in 13 days. This is TRULY a crap TV BTW. So, the new bulb is in, but I’ve two questions. Does anyone know how to make sure the cooling fan is working and how to clean the filters? Also, how do you know if your ballast kit in need of repair?

  89. avatar Tony says:

    Can’t find the remote to reset the Lamp Time! Is there another way to do this without the remote? Please help! Thanks!

    • avatar ann says:

      the simplest and smartest solution if you dont have the original remote is to buy a logitech harmony remote, you can program them to do a anything the original remote does and they work for almost everything, i have the cheapest one and it controls my tv. my dvd, my cable box and my AIR CONDITIONER.
      i usually hate aftermarkey universal remotes but the harmonys online programming features beat everything out there and for around 40-50 dollars for a 4 device remote

  90. avatar Matt says:

    Has anyone got anymore information on resetting this stupid lamp time without an original remote??? I just bought a nice 43″ PT-43LC14 on craigslist but the original remote was gone a long time ago!

    Help us Panasonic!!!

  91. avatar Tanya says:

    It worked! Thank you guys!!!!!! YAY I love my NEW bulb too! Brighter!!!!!! yay!!!! 🙂

  92. avatar Kelly says:

    Hey thanks for all the info – I have a quick question

    So we replaced the bulb and we do not have the original remote so we did not get to reset the lamp meter after we replaced it.
    In a previous posting someone had said that you had to reset it or it would go into “safety mode” not being able to turn on etc. So, I think our tv has now gone into “safety mode” and will not turn on. If we get a remote….how are we to turn it on to reset everything? OR am I forced to not only buy a new lamp but also a remote?
    Please someone help!…lol


  93. avatar Rusty Morris says:

    I don’t know if anyone has answered this or not as I didn’t read all the posts. I had colored spots just right and up from center on my 52LCX35 and I called Panasonic. They sent out a tech guy who hooked up this funny looking box to the back of my TV. I ask him what he was doing? Updating the software. Go figure. Didn’t know we had got to that point yet. Colored spots went away. Didn’t cost me a dime and I had bought the TV from WalMart at a deep discount and had it about 3 years when that happened. Hope this is some help.

    • avatar Dianna says:

      Did you have a local Panasonic dealer to call? I have blue dots on my screen from the middle to the left.

      • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

        Hi Dianna,
        We aren’t a Panasonic dealer so we can’t give you the number for one. You can find your local dealer through google. IUf you have blue dots on your screen you probably need to replace either the color wheel or the DMD chip. You can DIY this repair if you have any technical skills. I would suggest joining our forum where there are experts who can guide you through the whole process. Or you can contact your local TV repair company and see if they can help.

  94. avatar Sandra Verrier says:

    Here’s how I was finally able to reset the red LAMP light and blue screen message. Start up the TV and wait for the message. Now get the blue screen message off the screen: press the EXIT button on the original Panasonic remote, or turn the TV off then quickly back on again, or just wait several minutes for it to go away. Press TV/VIDEO to something that you won’t get blasted by sound (we used VIDEO2). Now crank the volume all the way up with VOL+ button. Pause a moment. Then using the TV button (not the remote) press the VOL- button and don’t let it go, when it reaches 0 then press the original Panasonic remote control SPLIT PLAY button (not SPLIT down button) for more than 20 seconds. You will be pressing the TV button with one hand while aiming the original Panasonic remote at the TV pressing the SPLIT PLAY button with the other hand. Do not let go of either button until the “Lamp time was reset to 0” blue screen comes on AND the little red LAMP light on the front of the TV goes out. We had to use the original Panasonic remote since our other remote, although programmed correctly, would NOT WORK!

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Sandra,
      Thanks for sharing a great how-to tip. I’m sure there are a lot relieved readers out there who will welcome this info. Would you consider joining our forum and adding this top to our general discussion so it can be accessed by the community? Thanks again for taking the time to share. We appreciate your participation. Happy viewing!

  95. avatar Sasha Finley says:

    Okay, finally got my panasonic back up and working right! Thanks to the info. shared here. I do not have the original remote so spent months trying to figure it out.

    If you don’t have the original remote here is what you do. First you need a universal remote that has a pip button on it. Program it to work with your tv. Then turn on your tv, if the reset lamp message is there, you need to quickly turn your tv off and then back on which will remove that msg. Now go to tv and turn the volume all the way with the set vol + button and then after it is all the way up, press the vol – button on the tv till it zeros out, keep pressing that button on tv. With the vol – button being still pressed on tv set, then press and hold the pip button on the universal remote. Watch the red LED light for lamp reset on tv set go out and the reset lamp hrs msg will pop up on the screen. To get out of that reset screen just use remote to turn off then back on your tv set. Happy Days!!!!

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Thanks for this great tip for getting everything up and running. Enjoy your new TV!

    • avatar Kenita W. says:

      HI Sasha, would you please state what kind of Panasonic TV you have, and which brand of universal remote you purchased.

      I have a Panasonic PT-43LC14, without the original remote, and the manual says in order to reset the lamp timer for this particular model I need to press the Split/Play button rather than the PIP button. The fact that you can press PIP to reset your timer makes me think you have a different model from myself and maybe other people. But this couldn’t hurt to try!

  96. avatar Nellie says:

    I have a panasonic PT-60LCX64 and there is no picture and a flashing green light. What does the flashing green light mean?

  97. avatar Nellie says:

    panasonic pt-60lcx64 – no picture – flashing green light – what does it mean?

  98. avatar naser says:

    PT-50LC13, turn the power on, Green light flashes few time and screen flashes, Yellow flashes and no more control or display, unplug to turn OFF, will appreciate any suggestion

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Naser,
      I would suggest joining our forum at There is a community of experts there who can help you with this problem. Here are the possible problems associated with the yellow light:
      – The lamp cover is ajar. Firmly replace the cover.
      – Check whether or not the vents are clogged.
      – Lamp may be damaged and need to be replaced.
      I’m not an expert but there are plenty of them at our forum.
      Hope this helps.

  99. avatar Travis says:

    Have a PT-60LC14 with a TY-LA1000 bulb. To reset the hour meter, turn on TV, hit “exit” on the remote to make the reset dialog box go away, on the TV set, turn the volume all the way up, and then all the way down. When the volume is all the way down, push the split/play button (third row up from the bottom, in the middle). If you do it right, a dialog box should display that says something like “lamp hours reset to zero.” I tried pushing the play button while the volume button (tv button, not remote button) was depressed at the end of the up-down cycle and without the down button pressed at the end of the up-down cycle. One of them worked. I don’t remember which. The reason we went through all of this fuss and worry was that the TV would only stay on for a few minutes at a time with a relatively new bulb. Doing this procedure fixed it. I’ve got no idea why it would, but it did.

  100. avatar Blanca says:

    I have the Panasonic tv pt-43lcx64….my air filter needs to be cleaned message but literally the air filter fell apart I need a new one where do I get one? I’ve looked online can’t seem to find anything.

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Blanca,
      You can order them from Panasonic. Call the Panasonic Parts & Accessories Department at 1-800-833-9626. Try this link to locate a service center in your area.

      Hope this helps. Let me know how everything turns out.

  101. avatar Tammy says:

    We have a PT44LCX65 and just replaced the bulb. We do not have original remote, but we do have a universal remote. The remote we have is a RCA Universal remote and does not have a “split” button. What button can we use to reset the lamp?

    • avatar Shelagh McNally says:

      Hi Tammy,
      You would probably find the reset information under the main menu. The manual says the reset info came with the lamp instructions. Did you have any with your lamp that you bought? If you bought from a recognized authorized dealer, they would have included those instructions. The instructions we have say:
      Hold the Vol down button on the TV and the Split button on the REMOTE for five seconds, -or-
      Press the Volume button on the TV while pressing hte SPLIT button on the Remote Control for five seconds
      You need the original remote to do this. A universal remote won’t work. This company sells original remotes and will probably have yours in stock: They have a great customer service line where they can help you out. 1-800-251-9409.
      Hope this helps. Please let us know how everything works out.

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