Sony VLP-SC50 lamp shuts down and temp/fan light blinks
My sony VLP-SC50 projector has been in storage for almost 2 years. I wanted to use it for Superbowl today but seem to have a problem. The unit comes on and works just fine for approximately one minute, then the lamp automatically turns off and the fan cuts out intermittently about every 5 seconds. The TEMP/FAN light blinks orange and eventually the unit turns off completely. I purchased the unit used and have no manual. I have cleaned the fan filter located above the input area but problem still exists. Help PLEASE pre-game starts in less than 6 hours and I am desperate.
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Lamp is burned out or makes a popping sound. When the lamp reaches its end of life, it may burn out and may make a loud popping sound. If this occurs, the projector does not turn back on. To replace the lamp, see on page 38. LAMP light is solid amber If the LAMP light is solid amber, replace the lamp. LAMP light is blinking amber If the LAMP light and the Power light are blinking amber, the lamp driver has failed and the projector will automatically shut down. If the LAMP light is blinking amber and Power light is solid blue, the color wheel has failed and the projector will automatically shut down. Unplug the power cord after 3minutes then turn the display on again. If this problem persists, contact Dell™. TEMP light is solid amber The projector has overheated. The display automatically shuts down. Turn the display on again after the projector cools down. If the problem persists, contact Dell™. TEMP light is blinking amber A projector fan has failed and the projector will automatically shut down. If the problem persists, contact Dell™.
with both lights solid. according to the manual all it says is (there is an electrical failure inside the unit, please take to an authorized servicer). if you are able to do this yourself you will need the schematics and a voltmeter to start testing your voltages. your lamp is fine so dont waste your money replacing that anymore. if you would like the service manual send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To reset the lamp timer: 1) With the projector plugged in and turned off, press the 'ON/STANDBY' button to put the projector in 'STANDBY' mode. NOTE: You have to press the button on the projector itself, you cannot use the remote for this step (this is not clear in manual). 2) Now, using the remote, press the following keys in order: RESET, <--, -->, ENTER. 3) Timer should now read '0'.