How to Reset the Samsung DLP Lamp Timer

By John Machay

Resetting your Samsung DLP TV's lamp timer is as easy as pressing a few buttons on its remote control.
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Whether you’re pitching an exciting new product, giving a presentation on company growth or reviewing employee benefits, there’s nothing like a TV using digital light processing to hold the attention of a roomful of people. A Samsung DLP TV uses millions of small mirrors to fill pixel gaps from a rear-projected image, but for all the cutting-edge technology a DLP TV employs, it shares the same shortcoming with every other projection device: a projection lamp that eventually burns out. Most Samsung DLP TVs feature lamp timers to give you an idea of when your television's lamp is reaching the end of its lifespan. However, if the timer isn’t reset when a new lamp is installed, you could very well find yourself giving your next presentation to a group of bored people staring at a dark TV screen.

Step 1

Turn off your Samsung DLP TV.

Step 2

Point the remote control at the TV and press the following buttons in this order: “Mute,” 1, 8, 2 and “Power.” The message “Loading Factory” will appear on the screen, followed by a menu. If this doesn’t happen, try entering the sequence again, substituting the “Menu” button for the “Mute” button.

Step 3

Press the down arrow on the remote to scroll down to “Option.” Press “Enter” to reveal another menu.

Step 4

Scroll to “Reset Lamp Timer” and press “Enter.”

Step 5

Press the “Power” button on the remote to turn off the TV.

Step 6

Wait at least five minutes before turning your Samsung DLP TV back on.