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My tv wont come on.

My tv worked really well then the lamp went out, we replaced it and it worked fine for about 6 months, then it would shut on and off. now all 3 lights blink, then the blue one blinks then it just says the lamp is burnt out. but its not. the lamp is fine.

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  • kristymarie1 Dec 01, 2008

    i dont have the manual for the tv, im trying to find it online, do u know how to reset it without the remote.

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  • kristymarie1 Dec 01, 2008

    but the tv wont even come on.

  • kristymarie1 Dec 01, 2008

    well thank you very much for trying


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You have to reset the lamp timer per the manufacturer's instructions. Reset procedure usually comes with the lamp.

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    Paul Hertel Dec 01, 2008

    it's a Hitachi 50V500?

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    Paul Hertel Dec 01, 2008

    1. Press the Menu button (use the one on top of the projector if you can--it's a little easier than the remote)
    2. Arrow to OPTION and press the right arrow (if you do not see OPTION, arrow to Advanced menu, press the right arrow, and then arrow to OPTION and press the right arrow)
    3. Arrow to LAMP TIME
    4. Press and hold the right arrow for 3 seconds
    5. Up arrow to RESET

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    Paul Hertel Dec 01, 2008

    Ah, I thought you were getting some display. Sorry.

    While it's possible the lamp has already gone bad, I suspect that the lamp ballast, or LPSU has a problem. Could be caused by lightning or power surges. I'm afraid you're going to have to get someone to take a look under the hood.


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