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No lit / projected image even with a new bulb!

When I power on my 3300MP, only the display on the unit lights, and states "warming up" and flashes "3300MP" for a few minutes. No light is projected. Eventually, orange light comes on and says "Lamp Failure." This also occurred after purchasing and replacing with a new 3300MP bulb. Any ideas? I have a feeling it is hardware and I might be out of luck, since warranty is expired. Unit only has about 100 hours of use. Thanks for your help and time!

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The voltage lamp board is bad

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

Re: No lit / projected image even with a new bulb!

Let me add...

I had one 3300MP and removed/replaced the bulb to dust off as it was overheating. There is a small metal like switch that resets the bulb replacement (physical switch - take a good look) -- This helped to reset the first time I did this, but doesn't reset the hours on the chip.

However, since this bulb was problematic for me, I have done this a couple of times and since has stopped powering the bulb now. So, thinking it was the bulb, I replaced the bulb, -- No good... So, thinking it was the projector, I bought a new/refurbished one on ebay -- tested the NEW bulb - NO GOOD. now I have TWO PROJECTORS, THREE BULBS and NOTHING THAT WORKS...


Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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Re: No lit / projected image even with a new bulb!

Wish I knew! I have the same problem on a 3400mp.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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