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Removing the "lamp needs replacing" warning message

I am up on a mine site as a tecchnician and I am told the lamp has been replaced with correct type globe.The problem being without a remote control we cant remove the warning message now that we yhave replaced the globe.any ideas?

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Re: removing the "lamp needs replacing" warning message

Hi guys

Firstly you need the remote to reset the lamp timer.

Hold down the left and right scroll buttons on the remote and press menu. That will reset your lamp timer.

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