How do I reset the lamp operating time counter on my TV?

After replacing the lamp in your TV, do not forget to reset the lamp operating time counter to zero. If you do not reset the counter, the TV will report prematurely that the new lamp is worn out or even refuse to start up. You can find the procedure for resetting the lamp counter in the manual for your television, or you can proceed according to the following steps.

Never reset the counter before replacing the lamp. Even if your old lamp shines well and the projector starts to report the end of the lamp´s lifespan, we recommend that you immediately order a new lamp. As soon as your new lamp arrives, install it and keep the old lamp as a spare one. Exceeding the lifespan of the bulb increases the risk of explosions, which is always better to avoid.

Specific examples of the lamp counter reset procedure:

  • LG
    1. Press and hold the “MENU“ button on the television and remote control until the menu appears.
    2. First release the “MENU“ button on the remote control and then on the television.
    3. First press the: “MUTE“ button on the remote control and then “ENTER“ or “OK“ and hold it down until the lamp operating hours appear on the screen.
    4. Release the “MUTE“ button, and then the “ENTER“ / “OK“ button.
    5. To reset the counter, Press “SELECT“ on the remote control and confirm the reset.
  • Mitsubishi
    1. Switch on the TV.
    2. In the case that the message “Please Replace Lamp“ appears, press “YES“ or “ENTER“.
    3. Press the “MENU“ button.
    4. Choose “Low Reminder“ from the menu.
    5. Press the “Enter“ button twice.
    6. Switch off the TV.
  • Panasonic
    1. Method 1:
      1. Switch on the TV.
      2. In the case that the message “Please Replace Lamp“ appears, press “RETURN“ or “EXIT“.
      3. Hold down the button "Vol -" on the TV control panel. At the same time press and hold down the “PIP“ or “SPLIT“ button on the bottom row of the remote control and hold it down for at least 5 seconds.
      4. After the message “LAMP TIME WAS RESET TO 0“ appears, release the button.
      5. Press the "OK" button to finish the reset.
    2. Method 2:
      1. Switch on the TV.
      2. Hold down the "Vol-" button TV control panel and press the “RECALL“ button on the remote control at the same time. After around 3 seconds a red icon will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen.
      3. Repeatedly press the “RECALL“ button until the red icon disappears.
  • Samsung TV
    1. Switch off the TV.
    2. Point the remote control at the TV and press the following combination of buttons in sequence: “MUTE“ “1“ “8“ “2“ “POWER“. With some models it is necessary to press “MENU" instead of “MUTE“.
    3. On the TV screen the message “Loading Factory“ will appear.
    4. Choose “Option“ and press “ENTER“ or “ARROW RIGHT“.
    5. Choose “Reset lamp timer“ and press “ENTER“
    6. Press “EXIT“ and switch off the TV using the “POWER“ button. Wait at least 5 seconds before switching it back on.
  • Sony TV
    1. Switch on the TV and press “MENU“.
    2. Use the arrows to select “SETTINGS“ and press “SELECT“.
    3. Choose “SETUP“ from the menu which appears.
    4. Select “Reset Lamp Timer“.
    5. Choose “Yes” to confirm the counter reset.
  • Toshiba TV
    1. Switch off the TV and wait at least 10 seconds.
    2. At the same time, press and hold the “ON“, “INPUT“, and “MENU“ buttons on the TV.
    3. For some models, the correct combination may include “VOLUME“ instead of “MENU“.
    4. When the “STANDBY“ indicator comes on, you can release the buttons.

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