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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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Re: Status light blinking red

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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Re: Status light blinking red

I have tried everything on this site. Nothing works. Help

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Re: Status light blinking red

Anyone have a fix?... that one didn't work.

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