Here's the story...
At work (Railroad) Myself and two Buds were driving along side the track. Its a dirt road that follows along the track. Behind one of those businesses where you rent garages or space to store stuff someone had thrown out a projector. First one i've ever seen. We stopped to take a look at it and It looked pretty good. Cracked cover, had the lens covers on though, lying next to it was a remote. My friends had been by that area 5 days before and they said it wasn't there then. Hasn't rained for about two weeks around here so thats a good thing. After work my Brother in law and i picked it up and i brought it home. Oh..when we picked it up underneath it was a cable..five connections on one end and the other was a computer connection...VGA?
no Power cord. But found out its just the same cord a computer uses and had a few of them laying around here.
Its a Electrohome Marquee 8500 (non LC). Made in 1997.
Opened the front cover and there was another wired remote in there.
I know a little about these Projectors, i have a 42 inch crt rear projection tv now, I'd really like to get this projector working. I've wanted one for a long time, It just blows my mind that one dropped in my lap like this.
Here's whats going on now.
When i plug it in i hear a click and then a very faint fan noise from underneath.
Press and hold power on remote, the remote lights up and the red light on remote starts blinking really fast but nothing else happens. None of the lights in back of PJ light up. I have my notebook computer hooked to the pj. The nvidia nview seems to think i have two displays and one is an analog display so i guess its trying to send a signal to PJ.
Is there a fuse somewere?
Switched remotes on the wire. Haven't tried remote with batteries.
remote lights up so i guess its working.
I took the lenses off so i could see what the tubes were like and if this pj was worth fixing. Took some rather poor pictures but there is very little wear on tubes. Very hard to even see faint impression of a 4 x 3 burn area. I'd give it an 8-9-9 ..or does the burn area show up more if pj is on?
I'd sure appreciate any help i can get on this.