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Sony vpl-px20 Projector makes a clicking sound when turned on. No picture is ever displayed. The lamp cover light is solid and the power light blinks. Is this a bad bulb or something more serious?

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The bulb is faulty. Replace it.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008


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This has worked for me every time I have had this problem. 

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