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The lamp indicator light flashes 4 times every 5 seconds

The lamp indicator light flashes 4 times then stops for about 5 secs. The issue is the the lamp current is above 5 amps or the lamp voltage is above 130 volts or below 30 volts. How do I fix these issues?

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I hate to suggest something so simple, but did you try taking off the back panel and vacuming out the dust? Honest to God, this has solved my problem with not just my rear projection television but my dacor oven which started beeping as well. I'm no expert, but I believe the dust on the wires and circuits causes them to overheat. It is worth a try ( it has saved me a couple thousand dollars!).

Posted on Nov 18, 2013

  • julius9199 Nov 18, 2013

    I hate to suggest something so simple, but did you try taking off the back panel and vacuming out the dust? Honest to God, this has solved my problem with not just my rear projection television but my dacor oven which started beeping as well. I'm no expert, but I believe the dust on the wires and circuits causes them to overheat. It is worth a try ( it has saved me a couple thousand dollars!).

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That is the blink code for the lamp ballast. Here is the more complicated explanation from the service manual.

IC2301(pin11) detects the error of LCD Power C.B.A. and Lamp,
then indicates the error when an inner malfunction of LCD Power
C.B.A. occurs, the Lamp voltage becomes more than 130V or
less than 30V, Lamp current becomes more than 5A, or the Lamp is blown

Hope this helps.

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Problem is the bulb.
I had this exact same problem.  Even though the bulb appears to be good, it is drawing too much current to run properly, and the ballast is shutting it down.

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LED Indications

The front panel Status LED provides an indication of

the set's operation and the possible cause of a malfunction.

If an abnormal condition is indicated, perform the

Self Diagnostics procedure.

Self Diagnostics

To activate, press the front panel <ACTIVITY> &<CH

??> buttons at the same time and hold for 5 seconds.

The STATUS LED will then flash denoting a two digit

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• The number of flashes indicates the value of the

MSD (tens digit) of the Error Code.

• The flashing then pauses for approximately 1/2

second.

• The LED then flashes indicating the value of the

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Example: If the Error Code is "23", the LED

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Table 2-2: LED Indications

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The Standby/Power light of the TV blinks when there is any internal malfunction in the TV. The self-diagnostic function of the TV will cause the STANDBY light to blink or flash when the television detects an issue. The number of times the STANDBY light flashes corresponds to a specific issue.

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1 blink / 2 blinks / 5 blinks: - This indicates that there may be a power-related problem with your set.
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8 blinks: - This indicates that there may be a video-related problem with your set. If the flash sequence is not listed above or the light continues to flash, follow the steps below to perform a power reset:
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Plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet.

If the television is plugged into a power strip or surge protector, remove it from the power strip or surge protector and plug it directly into the wall outlet. If the issue is resolved, the problem is with the power strip or surge protector and not the television.

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Error Indication Information
Error No. Error Information ERROR DESCRIPTION LAMP LED OSD LAMP OFF
(Note 3) (Note 4)
POWER LED TEMP LED
Note:
1.When any of the above errors has occurred, the LED will flash as shown above every 5 seconds.
2.When two or more errors have occurred at the same time, the LED will light up or flash as shown above, and then
change to another every 5 seconds in turn.
3.Warning OSD appears when the Air Filter is clogged 90%, accumulated operation time of the Lamp reaches 5000 hours,
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4.LAMP OFF: The LED will flash right after the Lamp goes off.
5.IC2301 is mounted on LCD Main C.B.A. which is included in the Projection Unit.
6.IC6001 is mounted on TV Main C.B.A.
Clogged air filter
more than 90%
15)
16)
17)
18)
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
11)
8)
9)
10)
12)
13)
14)
- flashes 5 times -
every 5 seconds
IC2301(pin82) detects the clogged air filter, then indicates the
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Front Fan stop or
Lamp Fan stop
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Temperature Sensor
short or open
flashes orange
twice every
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3 times every
5 seconds
flashes green for
140 seconds.
flashing red for
60 seconds.
light up red.
flashes once
every 5 seconds
flashes once
every 5 seconds
flashes red for
10 minutes
flashes once
every 5 seconds
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Abnormal
Temperature
flashes twice
every 5 seconds
flashes twice
every 5 seconds
- -
Request for Lamp
Replacement - - lights up
Power Ballast Error
(abnormal
Lamp voltage)
- -
flashes 3 times
every 5 seconds
Power Ballast Error
(abnormal
temperature)
- -
flashes 4 times
every 5 seconds
Power Ballast Error
(other causes) - -
- -
Request for Filter
Cleaning -
Abnormal Voltage
on 16 V line of
LCD Main C.B.A.
-
flashes twice
every 5 seconds
flashes twice
every 5 seconds
Abnormal Voltage
on 14 V line of
LCD Main C.B.A.
-
flashes 3 times
every 5 seconds
flashes 3 times
every 5 seconds
Abnormal Voltage
on 7 V line of
LCD Main C.B.A.
-
flashes 4 times
every 5 seconds
flashes 4 times
every 5 seconds
IC2301(pin76) detects the Lamp Cover Unit condition
(open or close), then indicates the error when the
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IC6001(pin85) detects the Duct FAN stop, then
indicates the error when the Duct FAN is stopped.
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error when Temperature Sensor is open or shorted.
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IC6001(pin86 and 87) detects open or short of the
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IC2301(pin47) detects +14V line voltage on LCD Main
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every 5 seconds
flashes 4 times
every 5 seconds
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on 3.3 V line of
LCD Main C.B.A.
-
-
-
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every 5 seconds
Forced cooling
The failure of Lamp
light up
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Temperature Sensor
short or open
-
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Abnormal
Temperature
Duct Fan stop -
When accumulated operation time of the the Lamp reaches
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Note: The Lamp time is stored in EEPROM (IC2305).
When accumulated operation time of the Air Filter reaches 400
hours, OSD (cleaning the Air Filter) appears on the screen.
Note: The Filter time is stored in EEPROM (IC2305).
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the Lamp, then the POWER LED is changed as follows.
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2) POWER LED flashes red for 60 seconds (while cooling).
3) POWER LED lights up red (standby).
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power 2 or 3 times, the Lamp, the LCD Power C.B.A. or the
LCD Main C.B.A. may be defective.
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