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Please help my projector has been getting progressive worst. it has been blinking/ flashing that the lamp cover and does not start up? Sometimes of it sits for 2-4 days it will turn on, but lately its not even starting?>What can be wrong? Its only a few months old????

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Re: please help

What do you expect from SONY? get rid of it and buy another SONY shit.that's what they want you to do anyway.....

btw: maybe your lamp cover IS CLOSED??

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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