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It just wont turn on

My sony vpl cs5 worked fine for 5 years now it just wont turn on
what can it be?
its not a cable problem :)

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  • charlie7 Nov 22, 2007

    tried that and there is no any power indication. i open the projector and find a fuse on the power unit. i thought maybe replacing it but did not find in Israel (where I leave) a "perfect match". do you know what that fuse properties should be?
    tnx charlie

  • cem2cem Jun 24, 2008

    I have a sımılar problem. When pushing the on button, system sounds a click and it does not power on. Any known reasons for this please let me know

  • masterbob53 Jul 26, 2008

    My Sony VLP-CS5 worked fine for 3 years. One day I tried to switch it on, but there was no power indicator. Nothing happened. I left the projector connected for 3 months, without using it and yesterday all of a sudden the power light was on again. I pressed the power button and the projector functioned normally. After unplugging the power cord and re-inserting it again, the power light aging did not come on and the projector does not work again.
    I suspect the power circuit, but I can't find any "wrong looking" components there. The lamp has only 20 hours on it and the lamp timer has been properly reset. What baffles me is that the projecter came back to life after having been plugged in for 3 months and lost it's life again after being unplugged for an hour.
    Any suggestions ?

  • rickster1222 Oct 26, 2008

    i bought a projector for 65 bucks that has this problem and was hoping it was an easy fix. ive torn it apart and cant find anything that looks wrong. I had it come on once. I unlugged it and pluged it back in and it came on. i did this twice and now its been sitting for a day with nothing. The last time a sat for a day before it came on. Any help would be great!!

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    I have the same problem. I've taken the lamp cover off and I don't get any lights. I opened the air filter cover and tried power with the same issue. I had this issue for over a year where it would not work one weekend and the following weekend it comes back on. 

  • alephito Apr 02, 2009

    I have the same problem: if I unplug the projector and plug it again, it won't work for hours. After that it will work OK until next plug off or energy problem.

    Is there any solution?



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Pls open the Lamp unit and check it if it is giving the power indication on the panel.


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