Replacing the Lamp
The projection lamp, like all lamps, will eventually
lose brightness and functionality, which affects the
overall performance of your TV. How long the
lamp maintains its brightness will vary depending
upon your usage and environmental conditions. To
maintain the quality of your viewing experience,
Sony recommends that you replace the lamp (1)
after approximately 8,000 hours of use; (2) when
the screen becomes dark or the color looks
unusual; (3) when the LAMP LED on the front of
the TV blinks; or (4) when the lamp replacement
message appears on the TV screen.
Electric appliances can cause fire or high
temperature, resulting in injury or death. Be
sure to follow the instructions below.
s Use a Sony XL-5200 replacement lamp (not
supplied) for replacement. Use of any other
lamp may damage the TV.
s Do not remove the lamp for any purpose other
than replacement. Doing so may cause injury
s Do not put flammable materials and metal
objects inside the lamp receptacle of the TV
after removing the lamp. Doing so may cause
fire or electrical shock. Do not touch the lamp
receptacle once the lamp has been removed.
s When the lamp eventually burns out, you may
hear a noticeable pop sound. This is normal
and it is inherent to this type of lamp.
s In rare instances, the bulb may pop inside the
lamp unit, but the lamp unit is designed to
contain all of the broken glass pieces inside
the lamp unit.
s This TV's lamp contains mercury and should
be disposed of properly. Consult your local
authorities regarding safe disposal. The
material contained in this lamp is similar to
those of a fluorescent lamp, so you should
dispose of it in the same way.
How to Replace the Lamp
Turn off the power on the main unit. Wait
several minutes, then unplug the power cord.
(The cooling fan will continue to operate for
about two minutes after turning the power
Wait at least 30 minutes after unplugging the
power cord to allow the lamp to cool down
before replacing it. To avoid being burned, do
not touch the lamp receptacle once the lamp
has been removed.
Take the new lamp out of the box.
Do not touch the glass portion of the new
• Do not shake the lamp. Vibration can damage the lamp
or shorten its life.
• Avoid touching the front glass of a new lamp or the
glass of the lamp receptacle. This may reduce picture
quality or lamp life.
Remove the outside lamp cover.
Press the clamp and the button at the same
time to release the cover.
Remove the lamp door.
Turn the screw counterclockwise and slide the
lever to the left. Remove the door.