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Sony XL-5100 Replacement TV Lamp
XL-5100

KDS-R50XBR1
KDS-R60XBR1


    
     Did your TV stop working and you are not sure if it is the lamp?  Did you install a new lamp and your TV is not working properly?  View our troubleshooting/repair guide to help you identify the problem.  Just click on button above to begin the guide.  We hope you will find this helpful.



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    Purchasing the lamp only and replacing the bad lamp in your existing housing is a very cost effective way that can save you up to hundreds of dollars. The lamp installation is simple and takes only minutes to complete. The plastic housing surrounding the lamp is completely reusable. Picture quality and brightness will not be affected by reusing the housing. We can safely say that because we have thoroughly tested this on every lamp we give advice on. If you do purchase the complete lamp in housing you should have your old lamp housing recycled because it contains mercury.  It is also against many state laws to throw this product in the trash.  It is highly recommended when you purchase a lamp replacement to buy a
factory original OEM (original equipment manufacturer) lamp. The two manufacturers of lamps that TV companies use are Osram and Philips. Some companies may debate that Philips lamps are better than Osram or vice versa, but that is only opinion (or sales tactics) as there are no statistics proving one is better than the other. We have extensively tested (over 25,000 testing hours) each brand and neither performs better or lasts longer than the other. Purchasing a lamp of any other brand is an "OEM compatible", generic, or aftermarket lamp (DNGO, APO).  This is not advised because these lamps have a fraction of the lamp life and can possibly damage your TV.



     Detailed written instructions of the lamp installation are for provided below showing how to replace the lamp in the XL-5100 housing. 


1)         Please use the included latex-free glove when handling the lamp.  Failure to use the glove during handling may reduce the life of the lamp.  The TV must be unplugged from the outlet before removal of the lamp.  It must stay unplugged until you are completely finished. Use your TV’s user manual to help you find and access your lamp housing.  If you do not have the TV user manual, you can download and/or view it on the TV manufacturer’s website.  There are two screws to remove on the left and right side of housing that hold the metal connector in place.  There also is a screw behind the lamp connector to remove.  Now the housing can split into two pieces if you push in the two plastic tabs on the top of the housing.  Gently sit aside the spring loaded assembly of the housing which is the side that does not contain the lamp.  There are two metal tabs with corresponding screws that hold the lamp in place that need to be removed.  Now remove the lamp from the housing.  Remove the leads connected to the lamp by unscrewing the nut and washer that hold the lead at the top of the lamp and remove the screw to release the second lead on the side of the lamp.   Note how the connectors are on the lamp and replace them on your new one in the same exact way.

 

2)         Install the leads on the new lamp by screwing the nut and washer in place to secure the first lead on the top of the lamp.  The post on the top of the lamp is very fragile.  DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN AND USE CARE OR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.  Companies will not warranty installation damage.  The second lead will screw in place on the metal tab on the side of the lamp.  IMPORTANT:  Please secure the metal tab on the lamp with your fingers while installing the screw because excessive force may break the lamp.   Damage to the lamp through installation will void your warranty.  Put the new lamp into the housing and reinstall the metal tabs and their previously used screws to hold the lamp in place.  Reassemble the housing and make sure the lamp connector is back in place correctly.  The tabs on the side of the lamp connector allow it to only seat in one way.  Put the previously used screw back in located behind the lamp connector.  After putting the metal connectors on the sides of the housing back in place, reinstall the two screws. 

 

3)         After reinstalling your lamp into the TV, completely reassemble the TV.  All lamp doors or anything else removed to remove the lamp from the TV must be replaced before plugging the TV back in and turning on.  Failure to do so will not allow the TV to turn on properly.  Please reference your TV’s user manual to reset the lamp timer.