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Flashing red light on lamp and filter - Hitachi CP-X253 Projector

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    lamp failure possible. Need more data. How many hours on your current lamp?

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OK, let me throw out some possibilities. Most projectors how a built in lamp and filter timer. This lets you know when you need to clean your filter or replace your bulb. If left unchecked some models can prevent you from using the projector til the maintenance has been resolved. Clean your filter and refer to your owner's manual for how to reset the timers. If you still get the blinking or red lights after you have reset the timers then you may have a bad bulb or the contacts in the lamp assembly are tarnished or corroded. Pull out the lamp assembly and make sure the leads to the lamp are tight now take a small knife and scratch the metal contacts that the lamp assembly uses to connect to the projector. Clean them well so they will make good contact. Reinsert the assembly, close the case, and try it out. If you do not know how to take out the lamp then refer to your manual as it will have detailed instructions. If your projector still does not work then your lamp is bad and needs to be replaced.

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We have a Mitsubishi TV model# WD-60735.. we have changed the lamp because it was flashing red but now its flashing yellow and the tv will not turn on..


Mitsubishi TV troubleshooting
Here's something that might also be useful. After you turn on the set, and get the regular red blinky lights, hold down the Device and Menu buttons together for about 5 seconds.
The Power light will start to flash in a two digit sequence.
For example, 3 flashes, then 7 flashes = 37.
Here are the error codes, and the corresponding problem:
12 = No error detected, check power supply.
32 = Lamp Cover is open.
33 = Air filter cover is open.
34 = Lamp abnormality
36 = Light Engine (DMD or Lamp Fan stopped)
37 = Exhaust or Lamp Ballast Fan stopped
38 = Lamp Temperature High
39 = DMD Temperature High
41 = Short is detected
44 = DVI cable between FMT and Engine disconnected

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if the Lamp error and Temperature error lights are flashing red this means that there are two separate errors.

  • A flashing lamp light means the lamp failed to ignite. It could be a lamp driver problem or lamp failure. Replace the lamp to resolve the issue. If the issue is not resolved, then service the projector.
  • A flashing Temperature light signals a fan error. Turn the projector off and allow it to cool down. If the light is still flashing after the projector is turned back on, service the projector.
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Mitsubishi TV troubleshooting
Here's something that might also be useful. After you turn on the set, and get the regular red blinky lights, hold down the Device and Menu buttons together for about 5 seconds.
The Power light will start to flash in a two digit sequence.
For example, 3 flashes, then 7 flashes = 37.
Here are the error codes, and the corresponding problem:
12 = No error detected, check power supply.
32 = Lamp Cover is open.
33 = Air filter cover is open.
34 = Lamp abnormality
36 = Light Engine (DMD or Lamp Fan stopped)
37 = Exhaust or Lamp Ballast Fan stopped
38 = Lamp Temperature High
39 = DMD Temperature High
41 = Short is detected
44 = DVI cable between FMT and Engine disconnected

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My mitsubishi flashes a red light what does that mean


Red light is usually lamp indicator---may be time to replace the lamp--they have a 2000 hour life span except for generic ones which last half that long----when was lamp last replaced? also the set does have a self check:

After you turn on the set, and get the regular red blinky lights, hold down the Device and Menu buttons together for about 5 seconds.
The Power light will start to flash in a two digit sequence.
For example, 3 flashes, then 7 flashes = 37.
Here are the error codes, and the corresponding problem:
12 = No error detected, check power supply.
32 = Lamp Cover is open.
33 = Air filter cover is open.
34 = Lamp abnormality
36 = Light Engine (DMD or Lamp Fan stopped)
37 = Exhaust or Lamp Ballast Fan stopped
38 = Lamp Temperature High
39 = DMD Temperature High
41 = Short is detected
44 = DVI cable between FMT and Engine disconnected

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RED FLASHING STATUS LIGHT


Possible lamp failure but lamp light not status should blink-I have suggestions but want you to try the self check first--if set has been unplugged plug it up and turn on and when it fails:

Mitsubishi TVtroubleshooting
Here's something that might also be useful. After you turn on the set, and getthe regular red blinky lights, hold down the Device and Menu buttons togetherfor about 5 seconds.
The Power light will start to flash in a two digit sequence.
For example, 3 flashes, then 7 flashes = 37.
Here are the error codes, and the corresponding problem:
12 = No error detected, check power supply.
32 = Lamp Cover is open.
33 = Air filtercover is open.
34 = Lamp abnormality
36 = Light Engine (DMD or Lamp Fan stopped)
37 = Exhaust or Lamp Ballast Fan stopped
38 = Lamp Temperature High
39 = DMD Temperature High
41 = Short is detected
44 = DVI cablebetween FMT and Engine disconnected

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Red lamp or heat light is flashing while projector is off. Can't be sure which it is because it is mounted 16' up. I've cleaned projector & filter with canned air from 12' ladder and red light stops...


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Here is some information on this model which I hope will help...
The lamp indicator lights when the lamp is due to be replaced. It will flash if a circuit abnormality is found.
The temp indicator lights if an abnormal temperature is detected. If it goes too high it will shut down flash.
The lamp indicator is furthest away from the power switch if that helps.
If the lamp timer was approaching the end of the lamp life you would see a REPLACE LAMP nag screen when the projector is turned on. The fact that you have not mentioned this suggests that this is unlikely to be the problem.
The filters on the model are on the underside. There is a removable panel directly under the lens. You should not use canned air as you are blowing dust into the projector. It is recommended that you use a vacuum cleaner. Filters should be cleaned every 100 hours and replaced when the projector is relamped. You can wash the filter by hand with water only, ensuring it is dry before replacing it. Do not run the projector without the filter in place.

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Tv desn't turn on,power light just flashes ten times and then stops and then again


Error Indication Information
Error No. Error Information ERROR DESCRIPTION LAMP LED OSD LAMP OFF
(Note 3) (Note 4)
POWER LED TEMP LED
Note:
1.When any of the above errors has occurred, the LED will flash as shown above every 5 seconds.
2.When two or more errors have occurred at the same time, the LED will light up or flash as shown above, and then
change to another every 5 seconds in turn.
3.Warning OSD appears when the Air Filter is clogged 90%, accumulated operation time of the Lamp reaches 5000 hours,
or accumulated operation time of the Air Filter reaches 400 hours.
4.LAMP OFF: The LED will flash right after the Lamp goes off.
5.IC2301 is mounted on LCD Main C.B.A. which is included in the Projection Unit.
6.IC6001 is mounted on TV Main C.B.A.
Clogged air filter
more than 90%
15)
16)
17)
18)
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
11)
8)
9)
10)
12)
13)
14)
- flashes 5 times -
every 5 seconds
IC2301(pin82) detects the clogged air filter, then indicates the
error when the air filter is clogged 90%.
Front Fan stop or
Lamp Fan stop
flashes orange
once every
5 seconds
- -
IC2301(pin12) detects the Front FAN stop or Lamp
FAN stop, then indicates the error when the Front FAN
or Lamp FAN is stopped.
Lamp Cover open
Temperature Sensor
short or open
flashes orange
twice every
5 seconds
flashes orange
3 times every
5 seconds
flashes green for
140 seconds.
flashing red for
60 seconds.
light up red.
flashes once
every 5 seconds
flashes once
every 5 seconds
flashes red for
10 minutes
flashes once
every 5 seconds
-
-
-
-
Abnormal
Temperature
flashes twice
every 5 seconds
flashes twice
every 5 seconds
- -
Request for Lamp
Replacement - - lights up
Power Ballast Error
(abnormal
Lamp voltage)
- -
flashes 3 times
every 5 seconds
Power Ballast Error
(abnormal
temperature)
- -
flashes 4 times
every 5 seconds
Power Ballast Error
(other causes) - -
- -
Request for Filter
Cleaning -
Abnormal Voltage
on 16 V line of
LCD Main C.B.A.
-
flashes twice
every 5 seconds
flashes twice
every 5 seconds
Abnormal Voltage
on 14 V line of
LCD Main C.B.A.
-
flashes 3 times
every 5 seconds
flashes 3 times
every 5 seconds
Abnormal Voltage
on 7 V line of
LCD Main C.B.A.
-
flashes 4 times
every 5 seconds
flashes 4 times
every 5 seconds
IC2301(pin76) detects the Lamp Cover Unit condition
(open or close), then indicates the error when the
Lamp Cover Unit is open.
IC6001(pin85) detects the Duct FAN stop, then
indicates the error when the Duct FAN is stopped.
IC2301(pin74 and 75) detects open or short of the Temperature
Sensor (R2911) on Front Thermistor C.B.A., then indicates the
error when Temperature Sensor is open or shorted.
(The error is not detected for 1 minute after Lamp ON.)
IC2301(pin74 and 75) detects the temperature attached near
the Front FAN by the Temperature Sensor (R2911) on Front
Thermistor C.B.A., then indicates the error when the
temperature becomes more than 43 C (109 F).
(The error is not detected for 1 minute after Lamp ON.)
IC6001(pin86 and 87) detects open or short of the
Temperature Sensor (R2901) on Lamp Thermistor C.B.A.,
then indicates the error when Temperature Sensor is open or
shorted.
(The error is not detected for 4 minutes after Lamp ON.)
IC2301(pin74 and 75) detects the temperature attached near
the Lamp by the Temperature Sensor (R2901) on Lamp
Thermistor C.B.A., then indicates the error when the
temperature becomes more than 60 C (140 F).
(The error is not detected for 4 minutes after Lamp ON.)
IC2301(pin11) detects the error of LCD Power C.B.A.,
then indicates the error when the temperature fuse
(117 C)(243 F) in LCD Power C.B.A. is open.
IC2301(pin11) detects the error of LCD Power C.B.A. and Lamp,
then indicates the error when an inner malfunction of LCD Power
C.B.A. occurs, the Lamp voltage becomes more than 130V or
less than 30V, Lamp current becomes more than 5A, or the Lamp
is cracked.
IC2301(pin11) detects the error of the Lamp, then indicates the
error when the Lamp is short-circuit.
IC2301(pin48) detects +16V line voltage on LCD Main
C.B.A., then indicates the error when the voltage
becomes less than +13V.
IC2301(pin47) detects +14V line voltage on LCD Main
C.B.A., then indicates the error when the voltage
becomes less than +11V.
IC2301(pin45) detects +7V line voltage on LCD Main
C.B.A., then indicates the error when the voltage
becomes less than +5.7V.
IC2301(pin44) detects +3.3V line voltage on LCD Main
C.B.A., then indicates the error when the voltage
becomes less than +2.5V.
flashes 3 times
every 5 seconds
flashes 4 times
every 5 seconds
Abnormal Voltage
on 3.3 V line of
LCD Main C.B.A.
-
-
-
- flashes 5 times
every 5 seconds
Forced cooling
The failure of Lamp
light up
-
Temperature Sensor
short or open
-
-
Abnormal
Temperature
Duct Fan stop -
When accumulated operation time of the the Lamp reaches
5000 hours, OSD (replacing the Lamp) appears on the screen.
Note: The Lamp time is stored in EEPROM (IC2305).
When accumulated operation time of the Air Filter reaches 400
hours, OSD (cleaning the Air Filter) appears on the screen.
Note: The Filter time is stored in EEPROM (IC2305).
During forced cooling, this indication is indicated.
IC2301 (pin11) detects the failure of light up processing of
the Lamp, then the POWER LED is changed as follows.
1) POWER LED flashes green for 140 seconds (while turning on).
2) POWER LED flashes red for 60 seconds (while cooling).
3) POWER LED lights up red (standby).
Note: If the Lamp will not light after attempting turning on the
power 2 or 3 times, the Lamp, the LCD Power C.B.A. or the
LCD Main C.B.A. may be defective.
Error Symptom Problem Possible Solutio

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