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The light is out.

I never got a manual with this and I need to change the light bulb and I can't figure out how to open the thingy that houses the light bulb. Thanks.

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Usually, you have to remove the outer case after pulling the power cord and wait for maybe 10 minutes to make sure the HV power supply has discharged itself. The lamp should be plainly visible at this point. Be sure to use the same wattage lamp as the original. Good luck!

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Attempt this only if you are competent.

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