Change the Toshiba 50HM66 TV lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 6 years ago

Toshiba_50HM66_TVReplace the Toshiba 50HM66 TV lamp

When the Toshiba 50HM66 TV lamp is reaching end of life the picture darkens and the colors fade. The LED indicator lamp will also stop lighting. If you hear a a loud noise and the picture goes black, replace the lamp immediately.

Buy authentic and be prepared

It may be confusing trying to find the correct TV lamp for your Toshiba 50HM66 TV lamp. Your key for a successful replacement lamp is to always install an OEM authentic TV lamp. Be sure to buy an authentic Toshiba Y66-LMP model.
Copycat lamps have a number of serious issues that include a shorter life and problems with exploding. Since they have been manufactured with toxic substitutes they are a threat to your health and safety. Counterfeits can also damage your TV optics as well as your eyesight. Installing a generic lamp also voids your warranty. Go with authentic.

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Installing the T V lamp

Follow these important safety tips before changing the projector lamp:

  • Switch off the TV.
  • Disconnect the power cord.
  • Allow the Toshiba 50HM66 TV to cool down for at least 30 minutes. If should be cool to the touch. The Toshiba 50HM66 TV operates under high temperatures and you can burn yourself badly if you don’t allow it to cool down.

Toshiba_50HM66_projector_lamp_Y66-LMP_lamp door

On the lamp unit door on the back of the TV, loosen the screw by using manual screwdriver, and then remove the
lamp unit door.
Toshiba_50HM66_projector_lamp_Y66-LMP _remove

Loosen the two screws holding the Toshiba Y66-LMP projector lamp in place.

Toshiba_50HM66_projector_lamp_Y66-LMP_remove-2Grasp the lamp unit handle and gently pull the lamp unit straight out of the TV. Set the old lamp unit aside to be properly recycled. These lamps contain mercury and can’t be placed into regular garbage.

Get the new  Toshiba Y66-LMP replacement lamp ready. Carefully insert the new lamp unit straight into the TV until it is fully seated. Using a manual phillips screwdriver, tighten the two Toshiba Y66-LMP lamp unit screws. Note: Hand-tighten only. Do not use an electric screwdriver.
Toshiba Y66-LMP_close_door

Reattach the lamp unit door, making sure to insert the hooks on the left side of the lamp unit door inside the
opening in the TV cabinet.
Replace the screw and tighten using a manual screwdriver.

Test the lamp

Plug in the power cord and turn on the TV. After the initial warmup period (which may take several seconds for full
picture brightness), the TV should operate normally. If any of the following conditions exist, turn off the TV,
unplug the power cord, and repeat steps 1–9 to ensure that the lamp unit and lamp unit door are installed correctly:
• No picture
• Dark picture
• TV will not turn on


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