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HP vp 6120 Projector

When I turn on the projector, the bulb lights for about 10 seconds,, and then goes out.  What is the problem?

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Hi, I have a VP 6120 Projector. It gave me a white image on screen with no splash screen after replacing the lamp. How do i fix this.

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Re: HP vp 6120 Projector

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Have you reset the lamp timer ?

If you have and the problem stil occurs you will have to replace the Ballast ( lamp's powersupply ) This is a very common problem with this specific HP model.

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