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Short picture time when starting Optoma HD72 projector

I get a short picture time when starting Optoma HD72 projector. The fans are working and I do get a picture. The projector go through looking for sources and when it dose it blanks out on me, meaning no picture or light from bulb. I've been looking around online for drivers for the service port so I can service projector from Windows Xp hoping to get projector working. Can someone help me with the drivers. Thanks

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Mine did the same thing. The bulb is used up...replace the bulb. That fixed mine, working great again.

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