Replacing the Lamp
How to Replace the
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.
Use a Sony XL-5200 replacement lamp (not supplied) for replacement.
Use of any other lamp may damage the TV.
Do not remove the lamp for any purpose other than replacement. Doing
so may cause injury or fire.
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
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.
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
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 are similar to those of a fluorescent lamp, so you
should dispose of it in the same way.
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 off.)
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.