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The TV is around 6 years old and the lamp was purchased for $83 from best buy service. I saw prices for lamps from $38 at Amazon to over $200 at Sears. What is the difference?
I received a message on the screen at every start up that said the lamp needs to be replaced and the timer needs to be reset. I replaced it about a week after the messages began.
There were no symptoms other than this message. Panasonic warranties the bulb for only 18 months, so at 6 years it was reasonable to believe that it needed replacement.
I unplugged, removed and reinstalled lamp and lamp door. There was no clicking or lights when the plug was replaced. No clicks or lights when the power button was pushed. I know the outlet is good since my cable box is also on the circuit and it went on and off as expected.
I will be away for about 90 minutes and we can continue when I return.
Thanks for your help.