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Check Air Flow

I have cleaned the projector and have reset the menu times. The red lights have stopped blinking. However, after about 2 minutes a message appears saying, "Check Air Flow" I have set the fan speed to high as recommened by another source but still have the problem. Cant keep turning the projector off every two minutes it is slightly disruptive! Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Dizzy Blonde Jan 23, 2008

    Thank you! I have now found that there is an extra vent that needed cleaning on the top of the projector that I could not see because it is mounted in a bracket which covers this vent and and is ceiling mounted at a great height! Not sure who's idea that was - not mine that's for sure. Thanks for your help.

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Ok " sounds like you have a bad heat sensor , it will have to be replaced.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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