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Status light blinking red

The status light is blinking red every .5 second at .5 second intervals for 6 cycles. The power light is solid orange. Per NEC manual, it says to wait a minute and restart. It just continues the same error condition. I replaced the lamp, same problem occurs. I tried a known good lamp from another projector, same problem occurs. Any ideas?

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  • JamesLee Nov 28, 2007

    I have the same exact problem! I haven't tried a new lamp, but after what you said I don't think I'll order one.

    The manual does say that the lamp shouldn't need to be replaced. The lamp light would blink in that case.

    So I don't know what the error could be....

  • mizark Feb 06, 2008

    Same problem here

  • eastlake Mar 24, 2008

    I have the same problem.

    Tried pressing on help button on remote for 10 seconds as directed.

    Also turning off the project, disconnecting the power for 30 sec to clear the memory. Lamp is still not coming on



    Anyone have any luck finding a solution?

  • hammers1 Jun 07, 2008

    I'm having a very similar problem. the projector turns off and gives me the lamp error sequence. I replaced the lamp and same thing. One thing I have noticed is that if I dont have an input, just screen saver, it stays on. Once I change the input, it will go out within five minutes. This leads me to believe it is a board problem but i have no idea how to fix.

  • 'Leslie Carroll
    'Leslie Carroll Jul 14, 2008

    Never could fix that issue, scrapped the projector.

  • koen69 Oct 14, 2008

    Same problem with a VT57: replaced lamp by a new and a used one, tried the trick with the power/help/exit buttons. No result.

  • mtgexpress12 Jan 04, 2009

    Mine does the same thing. The bulb does not come on and I can hear the fan going. The power light and status light comes on green, turns orange than red. Does anybody have any solution to this...Please help. Thank you

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    I am having the same problem with a new unit never used just out of the box after 2 years.no idea how to get lamp on.No more NEC stuff 4 me

  • enjangu4ever Jan 16, 2009

    Same thing here. Tried a new lamp. Tried the 10 second fix. Now we're trying to ensure there's no dust in the machine. Nothing works. Please help!

  • Vvs Chary
    Vvs Chary Sep 17, 2013

    same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    lamp error

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    NEC PA550W won't power up. The red status light blinks 4 times; the power light is yellow.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    New lamp on Nec LT260 Projector
    When I push the start button, status blinks green, then red (by cycle 6) after a few seconds. I tried to wait a full minute as indicated in the manual.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    new lamp, status blinking

  • DeJae Ford
    DeJae Ford May 09, 2014

    when buld is out, hold exit button 10 secs plus. after 100 hours, you must replace bulb.

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If it is a lamp error try this:
When the lamp exceeds 2100 hoursof service, the projector cannot turn on and the manu is not displayed. Do the following:
For VT670/VT470 Press the help button on the remote control for a minimum of ten seconds.

For VT570/VT47 Press and hold the power and the exit buttons on the remote control simultaneously for a minimum of ten seconds. When the lamp time clock is reset to zero, the lamp indicator goes out. Hope this helps! :]

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  • Kevin Fahy Apr 22, 2013

    thanks very much worked perfectly

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