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My Hitachi LCD CP-S240 projector turns off EVERY 15 minutes. The lamp light turns red and the only way to turn the projector back on is to manually flip the power switch on the projector itself off and then on again. I let it rest for a moment, and then I can turn it back on with the remote. The reason I find this strange is that it is every 15 minutes while other teachers in the school have a similar problem but it is intermittent.

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Generally this is what happens when the lamp is on it's last leg or the projector itself is overheating. Being that you said you work in education, my solution for you will be slightly different than I might otherwise offer.

Your institution will have a department who's job it is to maintain this equipment. I know this because that's what I do. You need to put in a work order with the Information Technology department, or Educational Technology department, or Instructional Technology department, or whatever your support department is called. Every educational institution has something like this.

Explain the problem to them with as much detail as you can, and I am sure they will be able to resolve your problem.

Most likely, a simple lamp replacement and timer reset will fix this, but occasionally a fan will have to be replaced. Other times, this is indicative of something that will require a trained technician to repair.

Assuming you have a support area that handles this for your institution, please do not try to fix this yourself. As good as your intentions might be, the tech people at your workplace are the ones who need to handle this and often have to keep records regarding maintenance.

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