Replace the Sony KDS-R50XBR1 TV lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 6 years ago


Use our guide to replace the Sony KDS-R50XBR1 TV lamp

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When to replace

If the screen becomes dark, the color looks unusual, or the LAMP indicator on the front of the Sony KDS-R50XBR1 TV flashes, this indicates the lamp needs to be replaced with a new one.

To replace theprojection lamp

The Sony KDS-R50XBR1 uses the Sony XL-500 TV Lamp model. Before installing the new lamp, follow these safety precautions:

  • Turn off the power.
  • Let the cooling fan operate for two minutes after the power is turned off.
  • Unplug the power cord.
  • Wait an additional 30 minutes to allow the lamp to cool down. It should be cool to the touch.
  • Avoid touching the glass bulb of the new lamp since oil from your hands can leave a mark.

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Turn the screw with a screwdriver counterclockwise and remove the outside lamp cover.
Sony_KDS-R50XBR1_TV_projector_lamp_Sony XL-5100_replaceTo remove the Sony XL-500 TV lamp place your index finger through the hoop of the lamp handle and pull it upwards, while placing your thumb on the dent on the top. Then pull the lamp out.
NOTE: Be sure to recycle the Sony XL-500 TV because it contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle it!
To insert a new lamp: 
Sony_KDS-R50XBR1_TV_projector_lamp_Sony XL-5100_replace-2Place the Sony XL-500 TV lamp halfway in.
Sony_KDS-R50XBR1_TV_projector_lamp_Sony XL-5100_tiltFollow the gutter in the compartment to mount the new lamp. See close up photo:
Sony_KDS-R50XBR1_TV_projector_lamp_Sony XL-5100_insert_newSlide it in slowly by pressing the PUSH part of the front corners of the lamp until it stops with a firm clicking sound to lock.  To ensure the lamp is securely installed, press the area marked PUSH before closing the lamp cover.
If the lamp is not securely reattached, the self-diagnostic function may be triggered and the POWER/STANDBY indicator flashes in red three times
Sony_KDS-R50XBR1_TV_projector_lamp_Sony XL-5100_doorPlace the outside lamp cover back in its place. Turn the screw with a screwdriver clockwise and secure the cover.
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