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Not able to reset filter timer on ViewSonic

Have cleaned filter, found filter timer in menu, but not able to reset timer!
How do I reset timer?

Hope someone can help!!?


Posted by SugarBomb on

  • SugarBomb Apr 11, 2008


    But it didn't work, all that happened was that the Menu dissapered. ( Inactive. )

    The same if I try to reset the lamp timer.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thank you!

  • swebbwork Nov 21, 2008

    Where do/ how do you clean the filter?



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HI there

Scroll down to the filter timer in the Menu and hold down the right arrow button for a couple of seconds .

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Scroll down to the filter option, go over to the number. Hit the reset button on the body of the unit for a couple of seconds. Then the reset option appears

Posted on May 14, 2011



Actually you have to hit the RESET Button and another menu pops up and you have a selection to reset. Just did it 9/19/2008

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

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