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How to check lamp timer

I'm about to buy a second hand Mitsubishi SL2U projector and would like to know how much time is left for the bulb before I buy. Is there any way of checking? I've had a look at the manual and it doesn't offer anything.

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Bulbs do not really have a certain lamp life they only have a lamp timer. You will want to be sure you can get a replacement lamp they can go anytime between 0 and 6000 hours.

Posted on Dec 19, 2013


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SOURCE: Projector will not project light (Mitsubishi LVP-X80U) LCD Proje.

Hello toma_leonard,

First check your lamp to make sure it is seated properly in the socket.
Then check all of your interlocks (see your manual for locations), these are usually located on any hatches or doors that allow access to the lamp and or fan area. Once you check your interlocks make sure the filter and fan area is clear of dust, (some projectors have air flow sensors), and the recheck the interlocks. Once this is done , If the interlocks are not broken, or the lamp fuse blown, the projector should be working. If not it is the lamp that needs changing.

I know this may be expensive, however these lamps do go bad, as much as we wish they would not.

If you still feel it is not the lamp, have a technician check the voltage levels to the lamp and the levels of the control board circuitry.

I hope this helps,

Thank you,


Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: need to find lamp run time


In normal conditions and 270W SHP lamp (lamp low mode: 220W); Shut down time: 1500h/2000h (at lamp low mode) and it may vary due to variation in continuous or intermittent usage.

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Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: the projector comes on, shows an image, then shuts off

power supply problem. the capacitors are probably drying out. it takes a boost of power to strike the lamp, and if the power supply can't handle it, it shuts down. replace the power supply.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Mitsubishi SL2u projector: Projector was recently

I suspect the lamp cooling fan. Check the fan for debris or damage. If it were the sensor, it would be showing fault mode and not even start up. Hope that helps.

Posted on Nov 16, 2010

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If you go into the menu of the projector.
Find the lamp status or info command.
It will tell you the current information.


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