Originally Posted by Chris Albert
So lamp just died. Projector door opened and then stayed open with lamp light blinking. Disconnected power etc etc but no go, would not start and door stayed open. Buddy had a spare lamp on hand so put that in and the pj fired-up.
1450 hours and it was the newer 'flapper' model. About 6 months ago the lamp started flickering sometimes so I switched to high lamp mode and the flicker stopped.
For a lamp that is supposed to go to 3,000 hours pretty lame (Although I would have changed around 2,000 because of the fall-off) Amazing picture out of this pj, but as has been noted a number of times here a bit of a lemon, just hoping it lasts a few more years so 4k laser becomes affordable.
Also..yes the front IR died and so did the motherboard but it happened just before the warranty ran out.
A few things you may find interesting...
I also had problems with flickering, and did the same as you did, switched to high lamp mode which seemed to fix it.
Sometimes I would put it back on low, but the flickering would usually return sooner than later.
Aside from that, I have had 3 different bulbs that blew fairly quickly.
Granted two of them were used, but they both had around 500 hours before I installed them.
I continued to have flickering issues though, and a good educated guess from me is that this issue,
along with premature death of bulbs, is due to HEAT, and I say that because...
With the current lamp I am using, I have kept it on high lamp mode the entire time,
and the flickering has not returned, and I have put several hundred hours on it and it's still going strong.
Maybe it's just coincidence, but I'm just going to keep it like that and just live with the louder fan noise.
(What choice do I really have with this lemon...)
Also, my front IR sensor went dead once too, and as someone else here suggested, I unplugged the pj
overnight (actually it was a couple days since I didn't need to use it again until then).
After I did that, the IR sensor worked again.
So, next time you know you won't use your pj for a day or two, pull the power cable from it and let it sit unplugged
and see if maybe that will fix you IR issue.