How to Reset the Lamp Timer on a Panasonic (9 Steps)

By John Machay

Avoid being caught off guard when your Panasonic rear-projection TV loses its picture by resetting the lamp timer.
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Because the lamps that illuminate Panasonic rear-projection TVs have limited life spans, the lamp timer – which keeps track of the hours the bulb has been in use – is a handy feature that ensures you won’t be caught off guard in the middle of movie night or a big game. However, this feature is worthless if you replace the bulb without resetting the lamp timer. By following a few simple steps to restart the countdown, you won’t have to risk being shut down in the midst of your favorite program.

Recent Models

Step 1

Turn on your Panasonic rear-projection TV.

Step 2

Point the remote control at the TV and simultaneously press and hold the “Volume” down and “PIP” buttons for at least five seconds. Note: For models PT-43LC14, PT-50LC14 and PT-60LC14, substitute the “Split” button for the “PIP” button.

Step 3

Release both buttons. An onscreen message confirming that the lamp timer has been reset appears.

Older Models

Step 1

Press the "Power" button to turn on the TV.

Step 2

Press the "Menu" button on the TV control panel to display the main menu.

Step 3

Scroll to “Option” and press the "Enter" button to display the options menu.

Step 4

Select “Lamp Runtime” from the menu.

Step 5

Press and hold the "Enter" button until the message “Time Reset [Power Off]” appears onscreen.

Step 6

Turn off the TV’s power for the reset to take effect.