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Lamp has stopped working.

Lamp has failed. I have heard that it may be a life time setting rather than a simple failure. Is it possible to reset and get more life out of it? If so how?

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  • will591 Nov 18, 2009

    About 1000 hours. Projector is in a fixed position for church services.

  • will591 Nov 18, 2009

    Thanks, I'll take a look at the lamp and that might confirm a broken fillament.
    I assume from the current lack of comment that there isn't a 'software' reset option.

  • will591 Nov 18, 2009

    Thank you anyway, at least I can buy a new lamp knowing there was nothing else I could do.


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Hi there,

thank you for using FixYa.

How many hours has the lamp done?

They are generally only good for 2000 hours, when hot do not touch, move the unit ect as this can damage the lamp. Never touch the glass part of the lamp (it is not like a light bulb).

Richard Scott
Technical Support

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    Richard Scott Nov 18, 2009

    Hi there,

    thank you for using FixYa.

    ok, the table may of been bumped,

    but if you take out the lamp and check the fillament closly, is there a break in it?

    Also was there a power surge to cause the the lamp to go?
    Also if the unit gets very hot, this can cause the lamp to go faster - make sure plenty of space around it all for the air vents

    Richard Scott
    Technical Support

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    Richard Scott Nov 18, 2009

    sorry no reset for the lamp

  • Richard  Scott
    Richard Scott Nov 18, 2009

    no worries


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