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Lamp/cover light blinking

I got this unit from a friend for our church.

It will not turn on, and the lamp/cover light is flashing.

I tried the covers as in the troubleshooting guide, but no luck.

Can you help?

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Re: lamp/cover light blinking

Myn is a Sony 3LCD and it has just let me and game funs down ;Imagine Chelsea Vs Man U and this gadget projector won't turn on,th hall is full and my oh, the lamp cover buttorn fflashng and no light,, a zbiig let ddown

Posted on Apr 18, 2015

Re: lamp/cover light blinking

I had the problem with the lamp/cover light blinking and nothing turning on.

I took the entire thing apart, messed around a bit, and put it back together disappointed that I couldn't find any apparent problem.

When I turned it back on it then worked. Must have been a loose connector.

Odd, but I am happy ;)

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

Re: lamp/cover light blinking

I think there is a common problem with the lens retractor mechanism as mentioned here
At first with mine I thought it was the lamp but when checking the number of hours it in fact wasn't. There's a little motor that opens the lens cover and one of the gears slips so the projector doesn't know it's fully open. Can just manually slide the lens cover then turn it on!

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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Re: lamp/cover light blinking

Try changing the tube lamp, lamp period life has expired, it had been used for  500 hours or more and reached it's life period. you can get the new one for about $ 150

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