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How to reset the lamp counter for a Panasonic PT-LM1E Projector

I replaced a lamp in a Panasonic PT-LM1E-C projector today but it still displayed the warning to replace the lamp. Looking through all of the menu items, I could not find a lamp reset option. After a quick search on Google, I found a solution. And here it is.

  1. Reset the lamp counter hours of operation for the projector PANASONIC PT-LM1E
  2. Press the “POWER” button so that the projector projects the picture on the wall (projection screen)
  3. Press the “MENU” button to show the “MAIN MENU”
  4. Use buttons “F” or “G” and select “OPTION”
  5. Confirm this by pressing “ENTER” so that “OPTION” is shown
  6. Using buttons “5 / 6”, select “LAMP RUNTIME” (lamp operation counter)
  7. Select and press the “ENTER” button for at least 3 seconds
  8. The “LAMP RUNTIME” (lamp operation counter) will change to “TIME RESET[POWER OFF]”
  9. Turn the device off by pressing “POWER” and unplug the power cord
I am not sure what the “F, G, 5 or 6” buttons they referred to here are as my remote did not have these buttons. After pressing Enter on the lamp runtime counter as suggested at step 7, it did in fact come up with the power off message. After I performed a power off and on, all was well again. Yay!
 
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Posted by on October 10, 2011 in Projectors