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The power light (red) comes on but the projector does not power up. Could this be the lamp? Does a bad lamp prevent the projector from powering up?

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sounds like a bad bulb

projectors get a resistance reading from the bulb and if it doesnt get right value it will give you the double red lights

only other thing it could be is if the fans in projector are not turning on

call viewsonic and tell them issue and make them resolve issue


if unit is only 2 weeks old bring it back to store and get replacement or call viewsonic and get them to send you replacement unit - it is too new to mess with it yourself and take chance on voiding warranty

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That means that the bulb is bad and beeds to be replace, This usually happens after 1000 hours of use.

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I have the same problem as posted too, ordered 3 new lamps and they all still do the same thing. I`m starting to think its the projector that has a problem. Anyone got a solution other then keep buying new lamps and try getting it to work... I mean, after 3, how bad lucky can you be that they are all bad lamps...

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yip, sounds very familiar
steve, does the pj lamp try to fire up.
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