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Vivitek DLP bad lamp

 

 


Alston518
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Aug 27, 2010, 11:19 AM

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i just bought a 42" Vivitek DLP tv off a guy for $40. He says that the lamp is bad, and he says he knows because it has happened before. What happens when i turn it on is basically, no sound, no picture, but there are 2 lights that start flashing. One says power and i cant remember what the other says, but yeah they just flash and thats it. I just wanted to see if anyone else thinks that the problem is the lamp before i buy one and it ends up being something else. Thanks for the help!



jts1957
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Aug 27, 2010, 12:25 PM

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"The guy" wouldn't lie to you, would he?
You mean Vivitek only made the one 42" DLP? I couldn't find it. I found many DLP "projectors."


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Alston518
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Aug 27, 2010, 12:32 PM

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"The guy" wouldn't lie to you, would he?
You mean Vivitek only made the one 42" DLP? I couldn't find it. I found many DLP "projectors."



i dont know if he lied to me or not, thats why i am on here asking, but like i said the lights flash and nothing comes up on the screen, and yeah i couldnt find them online either just the projectors, but its a 42" DLP tv


jts1957
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Aug 27, 2010, 12:37 PM

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You want specifics. Yet you provide vague info.Unimpressed


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Alston518
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Aug 27, 2010, 12:39 PM

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how can i test the lamp? can i do it with a mulitmeter?


jts1957
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Aug 27, 2010, 12:56 PM

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No, because it is a mercury vapor lamp, unless you build a power supply with enough voltage to fire the gas.


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Alston518
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Aug 27, 2010, 1:18 PM

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No, because it is a mercury vapor lamp, unless you build a power supply with enough voltage to fire the gas.


ok well when i get home from work ill get some a video of what it does and post it on here, anything else you think i should put up? like some pics or anything?


jts1957
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Aug 27, 2010, 1:24 PM

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The identities of the unit and the second lamp.


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Alston518
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Aug 27, 2010, 3:58 PM

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The identities of the unit and the second lamp.


iight yo i be getting that up A-muthafuckin-SAP


Ron.M
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Aug 27, 2010, 7:20 PM

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Alston518;.....


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iight yo i be getting that up A-muthafuckin-SAP

We don't take kindly here to foul language....Mad....
jts1957 asked you 3 times for a MODEL number of the TV & lamp & you replied with curseing......

Post the numbers & chances are that you'll get what you need...
Curse & you'll get what you deserve.....



Later....Ron.M....Cool....

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Alston518
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Aug 30, 2010, 7:40 PM

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The identities of the unit and the second lamp. the model number is RP42HD51A apparently the lamp i need it this one..... http://www.planetbulbstore.com/rp42-vivitek.html here is the manual i have found online.... http://tv.manualsonline.com/mdownloads/f998215b-e02a-45b4-d9c0-b31a3d0df575.pdf from reading the manual, it seems that you can get some error code from the sequence of the lights flashing, so when i get the chance i will post the error code, but any help until then would be appreciated. and sorry for the cussing, i did not do that, i think my brother may have been messing around with this while i left it up, but again i appolgize thanks!


 
 
 


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