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I can't get the light to come on.

My Vivitar slide projector is nearly new and worked great, and now suddenly no light will come on. We have replaced the bulb, and still no light. This projector does not have a "fan only" switch, so I know it isn't just that we haven't clicked the switch all the way on. The fan turns on, and the small backward-facing light for the auto-focus comes on, but no projector lamp.

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Sounds like your black screen shutter is not opening allowing light to pass through. Try it with the carousel and slides installed. Run a few passes.

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