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I have a sanyo PLC-XF10NZ. It will not turn on. It is plugged in, connected to the computer, the lamp & ready lights are on, and it worked last night. When I try to turn it on it makes the 'start' clicking sound but does not activate the bulb. Any ideas?

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  • caedemon Nov 06, 2010

    I have tried to reset it using the power button. The bulb was replaced around 3-months ago and has been working fine. The 'replace bulb' light has not come on yet. It is making the very distinct clicking sound every time I try to turn it on.

  • caedemon Nov 06, 2010

    Okay would happen to know

  • caedemon Nov 06, 2010

    Okay would you happen to know or recommend any specialist that wont charge us as much as the projector cost??

  • caedemon Nov 06, 2010

    Last question for you, what is your best guess as to what a general repair visit would cost from an A/V specialist?

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Hi there, there are only a couple of things that can go wrong when you fit a re.placement lamp. I would suggest removing the new lamp you have just fitted and reseat it, making sure that everything is how it should be. The fact that you have not mentioned the lamp life warning light being on makes me think that the projector is certainly detecting a new bulb, it all depends what system it uses. After you have reconnected everything, try turning on the main power switch and then hold down the power button to try and reset the projector. If this does not work then it seems likely that you have maybe a faulty bulb, which is not uncommon.

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  • Kevin Penn Nov 06, 2010

    Ok, if it is making that sound then it is trying to energize the bulb. The only other thing it could be is the control board for the lamp. If the lamp control becomes faulty then this would explain why it is clicking but not energizing. I am afraid to say it but it sounds like this is going to need a specialist repair and wont be something you can do yourself. Unless you are quite electronically minded taking it apart and having a look will not really do any good but it might be worth a go just to double check no wires have come loose inside. If you do decide to do this, please use caution and make sure all power is disconnected from the projector!!

  • Kevin Penn Nov 06, 2010

    I dont know of any myself, you could always try the manufacturer and see what they say? Sometimes I surprise myself with the prices they quote. Give it a go, cant do any harm

  • Kevin Penn Nov 06, 2010

    I dont know of any myself, you could always try the manufacturer and see what they say? Sometimes I surprise myself with the prices they quote. Give it a go, cant do any harm

  • Kevin Penn Nov 06, 2010

    I would say there would probably be a set fee to look at it, around $50 I would imagine, then of course there would be parts if needed. Unfortunately projectors can be very very expensive to repair. If the bulb is relatively new you might want to have a look on ebay for a projector that has the bulb gone, you could buy that very cheaply and then put your bulb in it. Obviously make sure your bulb is compatible first. That would probably be the way I would go rather than spend a fortune on repairs.

    Hope this helps

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