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I've been having the same issue. During hot weather, even though it is in an air-conditioned room, the projector shuts down after 30 minutes or so. A new lamp solves the problem but only until the new lamp gets 100 hours or so on it, then it starts up again. I'm on my third lamp since this problem started, and the vendor just refunded my money after the second lamp because they don't think it is a lamp issue.
So I replaced the bare bulb this time with Osram P-VIP 200/1.0 P21.5 and now after 200 hours it started flickering badly on Normal power and shuts down after 15 minutes if I switch to High power. I have to unplug it and replug it before it will come back on -- no amount of just waiting works. This sounds like a temperature problem and I have it table-top mounted so it can't be the too-long-bolts issue.
From what I can see, JVC would charge me $600 min just to look at it. Any ideas ? Or is it time to switch to a Benq W1070 ?
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Last edited by dreamer; 07-23-2014 at 11:37 PM.