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Flashing red status light on NEC VT45 projector

There is a flashing red light on our school's VT45 projector. The lamp has been replaced but the flashing red light remains. Any suggestions to try?

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  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    I have the same problem on the NEC VT 440... the machine actually dropped and the light came on..... we are desperate to find out... I have opened the machine up and made sure all of the connections are tight but still have the problem

  • zordlor Jun 23, 2008

    i have exactly the same problem with my 440. i dropped it but the bulb etc. seems fine, yet it still flashes red and wont turn on. i don't have a remote to try the pressing and holding "help" button option. is there anything else i can try?

  • zordlor Jun 23, 2008

    there is a tiny button which is activated by the filter cover, letting the (NEC VT440) projector know the cover is in place. my button is broken, so the projector thinks there is no filter cover and won't switch on. i got it to work for a while by blue-tacking a paper clip inside to hold the button in place, but it stopped working and is very fiddly... is there any way of overriding this safeguard? it's especially annoying because i know the rest of the projector works fine!

  • cashforex Jun 28, 2008

    my problem is similar but the red light is solid. no remote. please advise

  • chris7sam Jan 02, 2009

    Does anyone know how I fix my VT45 if the orabge lite is constant with an 8 second red flash. I think thats "fan error". The manual doesnt say how to fix these errors. The fan appears to be working, and the fan door is snug. This projectore has worked flawlessly for 6 years (mounted to ceiling). I presses the help button on the remote as advised during start up and shut off with no response. Any othewr ideas. When I start the projector I hear a series of tiny clicking noises. It almost sound like the igniter on a gas grill, only much quieter. It does it a few sets of times, then the projector goes into shutdown mode.

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Make sure the doors are shut all the way! there is a little button there.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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Press and hold down the help button on the remote pointing it towards the projector for at least 10 secs.

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NEC VT45, constant orange light with no picture anyone have some info?

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