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i have been getting a message to replace the bulb, which I

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i have been getting a message to replace the bulb, which I have ignored, thinking I can do without a "light bulb" and I live alone. Today I heard a popping noise and some craclking and lost the picture but the TV green and red lights started blinking. According to the Guide, I may smply have to buy the bulb kit (I hope!). Can you help me if I have the kid #, etc.?
Hello and thank you for the question.

Roughly how long have you had the set for, and have you ever replaced the lamp in this set previously?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

About 8 yrs and have never replaced the bulb. The guide tells me I can order a kit. I thought I was talking to a JVC rep. Are you?

Thank you for the reply. We are not employed by JVC, but we are TV repair Techs that have years of experience repairing different brands, including JVC, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, etc.


The symptoms you have, and the fact that the Lamp has not been replaced in 8 years indicates that the Lamp does indeed need to be replaced. This is a consumable component and it is perfectly normal for it to fail. Average lifespan for the lamp is around 5 years, and you've well exceeded that. The lamp for your set can be purchased at the link below:

 


http://www.rakuten.com/prod/jvc-hd-61z585-100-watt-rptv-replacement-lamp-with-housing-with-free/238814739.html?listingId=236682313

 

 


Instructions for lamp replacement are in your Owner's manual which can also be downloaded at the link below on page 69:


http://resources.jvc.com/Resources/00/00/95/LCT1611-001C-A.pdf

 

 

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