How to Reset the Samsung DLP Lamp Timer

Digital light projection (DLP) HDTVs use an incandescent bulb to project the TV signal onto the rear-projection screen. The life of the bulb is rated by the manufacturer of the HDTV--for example, the Samsung corporation--using a built-in countdown bulb timer. The lamp timer must be reset to zero once the new bulb has been installed. You can reset the lamp timer of a Samsung HDTV by activating the service menu. This should be done immediately after the new bulb has been installed.

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Aim the Samsung remote at the front of the Samsung HDTV--if you know where the infrared sensor on the front of the Samsung is located, aim the front of the remote directly at it.

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Press the following keys on the remote in this order: Mute, 1, 8, 2, Power.

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Do nothing as the Samsung HDTV’s screen lights up with the words “Loading Factory” on it.

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Press the “Down” direction pad on the remote to select “Option” from the list of choices that appear on the screen. Press the “Enter” button on the remote.

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Select "Reset lamp timer" from the list of choices presented on the screen. Press the "Enter" button on the remote.

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Turn off the HDTV with the remote’s Power button. Do not turn the HDTV back on until at least five minutes have passed.