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Having a problem getting past the red blinking status and orange blinking when trying to start up a NEC VT595 projector. This is after installing a new bulb.

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I have had the same problem with my NEC VT695, however, while trying to repair it, I actually broke off two pieces, first the arm that is attached to the lamp cover that depresses the button, and then the actual button itself. Does anyone know any way to bypass this need to have the lamp cover seated 'properly'?

Posted on Aug 14, 2012

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    Joey Gombac Mar 04, 2014

    Hi. I was wondering if you ever found out how to bypass the cover switch?



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SOURCE: I have replaced bulbs in 3 different types of NEC

I had the same issue, what I figured out was that I never removed the lamp door correctly, causing a small plastic piece to break off. To see if this is also your problem, inspect the back of the lamp door, top right corner, if it seems a rectangular plastic piece is missing, thats the problem. It presses in a small button nearby the lamp to let the projector know it's safe to power on.

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Posted on Oct 14, 2010

raj somaiya

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SOURCE: Hi i have a nec vt595 and i just changed the bulb

Check the screws are all screws properly fitted.Also check if you have re -fitted the lamp cover properly and fitted the screws properly/.If the lamp cover is not secured properly then new lamp will not get detected. After the lamp is replaced.You need to reset the lamp hours. select the menu then ---reset then--- clear lamp hours ---- to reset lamp usage hours. ------------- The power light is orange.This means that projector is cooling down.----------------- The status light is blinking red.This means that there are few possibilities.How many times the light is blinking count that.------- 1) If status light is just blinking 1 time.This means that lamp cover is not properly closed or the lamp housing is not properly fixed or the lamp housing is got shorted.the new lamp has to be placed properly,other wise it get burned in few minutes.Check the lamp placement and lamp cover fitting.If any thing is not properly seated then the status light blinks only one time.----- 2) If the status light blinks 2 times then its temperature error,the projector needs to be placed in cooling area like in the ac room or near to cool place like near the open window.Or you can externally place the fan to the back of projector.This cools the internal overheated temperature.This has to be done if there are 2 blinks on status indicator light. ---------------- 3) If the status indicator light blinks 4 times then its internal fan error.The fan is not working.There is a fan in the projector.This fan cools the lamp assembly and controls the temperature.If this fan stops running then lamp gets over heated and temperature increases and status light will give indication by 4 blinks.Many a times fan gets obstructed by dirt collected inside or the ventilations in the projector gets blocked.Check the ventilations too.---------- 4) If the status indicator light blinks 6 times then this is indication of lamp error.Turn the projector off,remove the lamp and reconnect it properly then turn it on again. -------------------------------------- If the lamp indicator light is blinking or steady red,then this is indication of lamp replacement.---------- But as you mentioned that you replace the lamp so lamp is new.In some cases new lamp comes faulty.Get it replaced.But if lamp is ok then check the fan, the ventilations,the placement of lamp.Place the lamp to cool place.Check the lamp and lamp cover fittings. Every thing should be proper.But if all things checked out ok then yes your replacement lamp is faulty.You will have to get it replaced.Always buy original lamp,in case if you have ordered compatible lamp,then in some cases compatible lamp will not support your projector.The original always works. ---------------- If you require user manual for your nec projector then click the link below:--- ----------- the troubleshooting guide is mentioned on page number 55.------------ This should help.thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Mar 05, 2011

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SOURCE: NEC VT595 Projector - Status light blinks red constantly

Hi Craig,

If you get no lamp light at all coming from the main projection lens then odds are the lamp ballast or power supply has failed. These can usually be repaired & is a common fault among the VT series projectors. If one of the fans are stuck the unit normally still lights up for a few seconds up to 20 seconds or more until the extra heat trips the safety shutoff & shuts down the projector.


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