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How do I test the bulb?

How do I test the bulb. No picture. Can anyone help me with some trouble shooting with no picture. Fans work, I can hear the click as if attempting to start the bulb and nothing. It does this three times and then shuts off.

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  • john hrouda Jul 03, 2007

    It is not shattered!
    What else could it be?

  • john hrouda Jul 18, 2007

    It was the ballast board.
    I spent an extra $150 on another bulb first.



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Pull the bulb housing out of the side of the unit and look into the bulb, you will see that it has shattered into pieces inside. Right or left side of unit is an access door with a few screws, loosen and remove the housing holding the bulb. matelectronics carries bulbs.

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