The Lamp is fine... I have 2 new ones used both... would the
hour meter have anything to do with it? FYI the "LAMP" led is lit as
well.... Any way to positively know its the ballast? Before spending all that
Also, I took to top cover off the projector, to see if there was anything i could see as an issue, there is a little led light by the fan that CANT BEE SEEN when the cover is on, that is red and is on... any thoughts???
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To reset the lamp hours, turn on the projector. Then press Menu and use the Up/Down arrows to highlight Options. Press Enter then highlight Lamp Runtime. Press and hold Enter for 3+ seconds until the Lamp Runtime screen is displays. Press the Power button (any other button cancels the reset). When the Power button LED turns red, unplug the power cord to the projector. You can either use the remote or the controls on the projector. Reconnect the power cord after a few minutes.
I have a Panasonic PT-AE4000U and could not reset the timer after replacing the bulb with a, non-Panasonic branded bulb. Calls to tech support were not very helpful. It was another bad customer service experience. Through troubleshooting it myself, I discovered the solution was simply to unplug EVERYTHING (serial cable, hdmi cables, etc.) from the device, power it off and back on. Follow the procedure in the manual, the timer immediately reset!!
was this bought new or second hand?
There is a "Lamp Time" setting that can be accessd using your remote control, check this setting.
Look on page 40 and after that of your manual about ambient temperature bulb failure.
By powering off or hittign the reset button the bulb should stay on IF the projector is gettign a signal from a device to show an image. If the projector is not hooked up to a device, laptop, TV, etc. the bulb may turn off to save hours of operation.
Press the MENU button. Use the < > arrows to get to the OPTION menu. Press the ENTER button. Select LAMP RUN TIME. Press and hold the ENTER button for about 3 seconds. The 'lamp time reset' will display. Press OK and press the ENTER button. This will reset the lamp hours as well as turn off the projector.
since it has worked 1200 hours or even more since u have been resetting the counter! just change the lamp, resetting the counter does not make the lamp work or not work , it is only a reminder for the user to change the bulb when it should be & that u have some balance hours left to procure a new lamp! if the brightness is adequate, then it is a ballast problem & not lamp problem! buy a new lamp as u will anyway need to , fit it & it may solve ur problems permanently!
panasonic projectors , even if the lamp has reached end of life gives u 10 minutes to reset the lamp counter so when u replace a new lamp, go to options, lamp counter, reset & press stanby button for confirmation! thats all the unit powers off & when u check the lamp counter , its shows 0 u r done!!!!!!
may i know now what is the age of your projector. have you done replacing the lamp of the unit before.
Lamp life varies by manufacturer and projector type.
Lamp life also depends on the projector's environment: air flow, clean
air, and also on the level of usage. Check the user's manual or
specification pages for your projector to determine the exact lamp
lamp hours can only be displayed by connecting two test points in side the projector. in normal operation, a message will be displayed on the screen when the lamp hours = 1090. when the lamp reaches 1100 hours, the projector will shut itself off. when you do replace the lamp, be sure to reset the lamp time in the setup menu (this is covered in your manual).