Replacing the Lamp
The projection lamp, which illuminates the picture, has a limited life.
If the screen becomes dark, the color looks unusual, or the LAMP indicator
on the front of the TV flashes, this indicates the lamp needs to be replaced
with a new one (not supplied).
Electric appliances can cause fire or high temperature, resulting in
injury or death. Be sure to follow the instructions below.
Use a Sony XL-5100 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 receptable 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
The lamps contain mercury. For proper disposal of the used lamps,
follow and observe the local ordinances. See page 107.