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Sony Projector won't turn on

It takes several attempts to turn on my Sony Projector. During my first attempt it sounds like it is turning on but doesnt project an image. Sometimes if I unplug the unit and plug it bag in it will turn on. It is a year old and does not get used that often.

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Its because bulb ballast circuit problem.You have to replace it

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Re:"a clicking sound that continues for 20-30 seconds than stops as the projector "gives up" trying to turn on"

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