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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:
Instructions for lamp replacement are in your Owner's manual which can also be downloaded at the link below on page 69:
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Thank you so much. Where do I do the rating. You've been a big help. Will I lose the page with the web site if I "reply to Expert"?