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Projector- Sharp XR-20X won't start up

We have a fairly new projector- a Sharp multimedia projector, model xr-20x, that won't start up. We've gone through all the troubleshooting in its manual and it still won't start. The only clues that we've got to why it stopped working was, two children confessed to mashing buttons and playing with the lenses. They say, however, that it wasn't plugged in.

We don't understand why it's doing this. We don't believe it's been dropped, and it appears to be just fine- minus, of course, the fact that we can't get it to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • philjarvis Sep 22, 2008

    I'm getting nothing from my DX605 projector.. It seems that no power is getting to the projtor. I checked the power source it was fine. The lead wire to the projector is fine. I get no light , fan, or LED on top

  • fixya0228 Jan 11, 2009

    I have an Optoma H27 that died while I was watching a hockey game tonight. Also no light, no fan, no LED. The projector is almost 3 years old, if that matters. I replace the lamp a few months ago. The projector has reset from time to time over three years, but the fan and LED were on and I could just turn it back on in a few minutes after it cooled down. Now it's just dead. I'll try it again tomorrow and pull it apart if it's still dead.



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I have a xr10x same setup allaround the problem lies in the bulb it needs a warmer temprature for the gas to expand in the bulb to fire and light up... hold a hair dryer up to the side of it fo a while and then fire it up still holding the haidryer up to it till it starts it may take a couple tries... ( this is a fix if your having a no buld startup problem and you know your bulb is still good) THIS IS THE FIX IF**** the lights will blink green for a while then one red and one green then will s(hut off at both red) and not restart***

i had the same problem and thought id have to get a new buld but this is the fix....

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Check fan filter safety switch
is fan grill/cover fully home
is lamphouse door safety switch 'made'
try putting slight pressure on lamphouse cover /filter cover to see
if this lets you start up the pj

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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To all users of sharp pg-mx20 that have just a red power light flashing. I was at my end and called sharp - their solution was $50 evaluation - the $150 labor charge - plus parts plus $40 to ship back and probably 6 weeks like somebody else here stated. then i read the posting above and clued into the safety lock on the lamp door. my unit started showing a flashing lamp indicator the finally shut down. i took it off the ceiling mount and brought it into the office. i switched out to my backup lamp but realized that i never had reset the lamp hour counter when i changed lamps. after reading some of the posts here, it appears the unit shuts down at 2000 hrs regardless, and when i changed lamps, i never reset the counter. but the counter reset wouldn't work (until i replaced the lamp door). Once i put the lamp door back on - the reset worked and now i'm back in business. wish the sharp tech told me that before giving me all the return info and costs! good lick to all sith same problem

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

  • Miearml Aug 23, 2011

    You are awesome! I was having the same problem and the reset wasn't working. I put the door on and it worked! Thank you.


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