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    how do you reset the timer

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Hi steelerector

It is really easy to do , you will normally get a little manual on how to do this with the replacement lamp.

Provided that the lamp is a original Sony lamp.

If not , then just unscrew the lamp door at the bottom , take out the two screws that fastens the lamp to the Projector's inside , replace the lamp and screw it back in and then put back the lamp door.

Then just remember to reset the lamp timer.

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