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NEC LT280 will not fire the lamp. The lamp should have plenty of life left in it, last time it was checked the measurement was in the hundreds of hours of bulb life left. I don't get a lamp replacement light, just the six cycle red blinking light saying lamp will not fire. Any ideas what the fix might be for this? Did the ballast go bad? Is this a problem others have had? Thanks in advance for light you may be able to shed on this (no pun intended).

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SOURCE: Status light blinking red

If it is a lamp error try this:
When the lamp exceeds 2100 hoursof service, the projector cannot turn on and the manu is not displayed. Do the following:
For VT670/VT470 Press the help button on the remote control for a minimum of ten seconds.

For VT570/VT47 Press and hold the power and the exit buttons on the remote control simultaneously for a minimum of ten seconds. When the lamp time clock is reset to zero, the lamp indicator goes out. Hope this helps! :]

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Blinking status light

Replacing the lamp with an old one was helpful for me. Good news: the projector itself not faulty. Bad news: I have two projectors with the same issue at the same time (the lamps were replaced also at the same time) after only 400 hours of running.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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SOURCE: lamp won't light / status indicator blinking red

Replace the bulb.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a NEC LT280

Select the Menu, then RESET function, then CLEAR LAMP HOURS.

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