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    Moderated By: claudio
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    How to get rid of "Please replace Lamp" message Dashboard
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    Last Reply: August 3, 2008, 4:15 pm

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    Author How to get rid of "Please replace Lamp" message

    Rank: Ultimate Sony Reviewer

    Joined: Apr 05, 2002
    Posts: 2262
    From: Australia

      Posted: 2006-08-07 02:12

    Hi All

    My VPL-PX32 has lamp life of 2000 hours on High Mode and 3000 hours on Low Light Mode.

    The message above appeared at about 2000hours, as I thought it would, but I thought it would only stay for about 200 hours of operation then go away again.

    now it is at about 2300hours and still comes up ever time I turn it on. Lamp works fine and I've always used it in Low Lamp mode. So it should have 700 hours left.

    Is there a way to reset this message in the menu?
    BTW - it goes away when you bring up the on Screen MENU. And stays off until you turn it on next time......


    [ This message was edited by: Craig_Nike on 2006-08-07 02:18 ]


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    From: Singapore

      Posted: 2006-08-07 07:14

    Craig, hope this helps.

    Service Mode
    Entering the Service Mode
    The service mode on the VPL-HS20 is accessed through the customer menu. It is normally hidden from the
    customer’s view. Using the remote commander while the unit is powered up, press “ENTER”, “ENTER”, “LEFT”
    and “ENTER” in sequence. A prompt will appear on the screen asking if you wish to enter the factory mode.
    Press the “UP” key on the remote and the unit is now in service mode. This sequence will add two new groups
    to the customer setup menu. Press the “MENU” button to view.
    NOTE: Service mode cannot be entered if the input selection is set to Memory Stick. If the unit has been
    unplugged from AC power, it will enter this input by default. Select any other video input. While you are pressing
    the key sequence, an “Invalid Key” prompt will appear on the screen as you press each key. This is normal.
    The first group added displays information about the unit such as the ROM version, along with lamp and total
    operating hours. The second group displays a menu of items that can be adjusted and are usually performed
    when the prism block or B board is replaced. You should not have to perform these adjustments in most cases.
    Current service policy as of this writing requires that any confirmation of a prism block failure be sent to our CPC
    division in Laredo, TX.
    Exiting the Service Mode
    Unlike all of the consumer televisions, the service mode is not exited automatically by turning the power off. The
    same key sequence as mentioned above must be repeated. The prompt will once again appear on the screen
    asking if you would like to return to the “user mode”. Press the “UP” key to hide the service adjustments.
    Resetting the Lamp Timer
    Whenever the lamp is replaced, the lamp timer should be reset. With the unit in the “factory” mode, press
    “RESET”, “LEFT”, “RIGHT” and “ENTER” on the remote commander. Verify the lamp hours have been reset to
    zero in the service menu.



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    From: Australia

      Posted: 2006-08-07 17:50

    Thanks Mr Mod for trying.

    Looks like my VPL-PX32 is a little different. I get it into Service mode by going Enter, Enter, Up, Down, Enter.

    When I go in I get the Service Mode OK but nothing in there allows me to adjust the Lamp message.
    I also tried the reset lamp timer function which didnt work either.

    Thanks anyway for trying. If anyone has info on different Sony projectors and how that works, I would appreciate it.

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    Joined: Mar 07, 2008
    Posts: 1
    From: California

      Posted: 2008-03-07 18:09

    Hi, Craig.
    Did you ever get an adequate solution to your problem?
    I've got the same situation with my VPL-PX32, and discovered the
    answer in the operating instructions I found at <!--StartFragment --> .
    To reset the lamp hours timer and get rid of the message, you must press Reset, Left, Right, Enter on the projector's control panel while it's in Standby mode.  Standby mode is the key.

    - Duff Kurland


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    Joined: Oct 06, 2004
    Posts: 1

      Posted: 2008-08-03 16:15


    I'm struggling to reset my lamp timer on my vpl-hs20.   I executed the 'factory mode' instructions above.  I used the 'reset' 'left' 'right' 'enter' sequence while in factory mode, but my lamp time did not reset.  i did all this from my remote.  I'll try doing it from the control panel next.  Any other suggestions?

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