How To Change Samsung TV Bulbs

by Johnathan Cronk

Samsung HDTVs are equipped with specialized lamp units. Within the unit is a bulb that illuminates the the television picture. The bulb has a limited life and will burn out. When the bulb burns out, the picture will be blank and the lamp's LED will start to blink on the television. The bulb can be replaced without calling a professional and it requires basic tools. Replacing the lamp will ensure a clear and crisp picture.

Turn the TV off. Allow the television to cool for about 20 minutes, if necessary. This should give the colling fan time to shut down. Unplug the TV.

Find the lamp door on the rear of the television. On certain models, the door is found on the left side. The door is secured by four screws. Remove them using a flathead screwdriver and pull off the door.

Grasp the handle on the lamp housing. Depending on the model, the lamp may not have a handle but two grooves on the side of the lamp for your fingers to grasp. Pull the lamp housing out.

Slide the replacement bulb into the TV. Do not to touch the glass part of the bulb because the oil from your hand will cause the bulb to become defective. Push the bulb in until you hear it click.

Replace the lamp cover door. Tighten each screw with a screwdriver. Once the door is reinstalled, the lamp is ready. Turn on the TV and allow the lamp to warm up for operation.

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About the Author

Johnathan Cronk is a freelance writer and began writing at the age of 18. Throughout his career he has specialized in sports, how-to and advice articles. He has also written sales pitches in the corporate setting since 2001. He studied business at Hudson Valley Community College before transferring to the State University of New York, Albany.

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