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Please replace the lamp

My Projector is Sony VPL-CS7. when power on, it display message " please replace the lamp " . I replaced a new lamp but when it start up it still display the same message. Pls, help me about this problem. I dont want to see this message.

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    problem started after replacing lamp



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On your remote,push these 4 buttons in this order.


Posted on Jan 12, 2009

  • jmmiller369 Apr 08, 2011

    cannot seem to reset the lamp hours????



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Reset the lamp counter hours of operation for the projector SONY VPL-CX61
Using the remote commander while the unit is powered up, press "ENTER", "ENTER", "LEFT"
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