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I replaced 3 times the lamp within a 4-6 month period. and today tech and I found and smelled burn odor and found the plastic black cover Melted down to have caused a major fire hazard if I had not contacted the tech in time. he has determined blastis parts and cable parts plus lamp plus cover will require replacement and then at that point he will need to check if fans (2) are functioning.... This is not good at all..... If Techs have replaced 2 other times, why did those techs not find what today's tech did?

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