How to change the bulb in a Sony SXRD LCD Projection TV for HALF PRICE
KDS-R50XBR1
KDS-R60XBR1
Let me first start out with a description of my problem. 

Shortly after purchasing this TV in January 2006 I started experiencing a problem.  Every now and then the TV would just shut off, the green light would blink, then it would come back on.  We had Best Buy out to fix the problem because it was still under warranty, however, they could do nothing because the problem did not happen while he was there.  Normal BS.  The problem grew a little more persistant, roughly once per month.
We then moved and upon reconnecting the tv, the problem seemed to go away on its own.  Woohoo.  Then the real problems started.  The shut downs started occuring more and more frequently, eventually getting to the point where the TV was unusable.  Every 45 seconds or so the TV would shut itself off, the little green light would blink 53 times and come back on.  I now have a $3000 dust collector.

I contacted Sony.....blah blah blah, our company sucks and we sell crap to consumers, blah blah blah, we're not going to fix it even though it started while the tv was under warranty.  Needless to say, I'm quite frustrated at this point so I turned to the greatest company on earth, Google.  I started doing some research and landed at
www.avsforum.com.  I posted my problem, got some feedback from others with this same problem and from a most helpful tv repairman.

To make a long story short, it turns out that my my lamp was going out.  Sony won't tell you that when your lamp starts to go bad the tv will start acting strange....including shutting itself off over and over.  I did alittle research and found that Sony and most others offer the replacement lamp for about $250.  This includes the plastic housing that holds the bulb.  This consists of a plastic housing and some wiring, that's it.  I searched and found someone on ebay selling the bulb only for $125.  I was a little leary about forking over the cash for something I wasn't sure would work but it turned out to be much easier than I thought.

Anyway, I'm done rambling.  Click the link below for detailed instructions and photos.  Good luck!
Instructions
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