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Epson Livingstation LS47P1 won't turn on

I replaced the bulb in my TV 2 months ago, after which it
functioned properly until last week. Whenever I try to turn it on, the
"power" light blinks green for a 1.5 minutes and then the "power" light
turns solid red and the "lamp" light flashes red for several minutes. Then
the "power" light returns to orange. Throughout the process there seems to
be a hum coming from the speakers, an occasional buz which sounds like
it''s coming from behind the lamp, and the "card" light is solid orange.
I have tried the process described in the manual (p. 114) of disconnecting
and re-connecting the power cord. The TV has not turned on for 2 days.

Anyone experienced this before?

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Very similar problem with my LS47P1. Here is the scoop (I work for a retailer which carried these and I bought one)

- Epson has admitted that there is a flaw in the engineering of many newer bulbs (that is ones that were made after the initial release of the LS47P1)
- Apparently the 3 little metal contacts on the lamp tend to get "squashed" down over time once the lamp has been installed (this takes a little while, like 2 weeks to a month after the replacement lamp is installed).
- The contacts no longer make a connection with the inside TV side contacts and the electrical charge needed to ignite the gases in the lamp does not get through (like 9 out of 10 times)
- You can get it to work temporarily by pulling out the lamp and carefully pulling the inside contacts upward to make a better connection inside. NOTE: I did this for a while everytime it didn't work and after a while the pieces of metal became worn and would break off. So do this only if you have an extra lamp handy or you're on your last witts (as I was).

1. Call Epson of America (I am in Canada, but they are the ones to talk to anyway)
2. Tell the first person who answers the phone to transfer you to the Livingstation (rear projection) department. If they start telling you that it will take like 48 hours and they will call you back tell them "NO! put me throught now!"
3. Tell the real tech expert your issue.
4. Get him to send you out a non-defective lamp (these ones have been retrofitted to not get "squashed" in the TV.
5. Put new lamp in and cross your fingers....

Hope this helps.

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Re: Epson Livingstation LS47P1 won't turn on

I too have had this problem with my Epson tv. The only solution I have found that works is if you pull out the bulb and then put it back in and turn on the tv. Sometimes I have to do this 2 or 3 times before the tv turns on. Hope this helps.

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