An update and it's not a good news for my projector! The new bulb came today and I'm still having the same problem. The machine is still refused to restart if left plugged-in. However, it will start up and work fine if unplug for half hour or so...less than 1/2 hr won't work neither! I was so hope that the new bulb would solve my problem...so disappointed! I have done the front IR capacitor flip and update the firmware to 1.8.Anyone has any suggestion? Below is my original post for reference:
I picked up an used but in very good condition RS40U for a good price. the owner before me charging the original bulb at 950hrs after some flickering with some OEM lamp and it's at around 650hrs. The image is still looking very good and bright, so I think the lamp is still in good working condition. The previous owner did disclosed to me that the remote is very picky, reading through this thread before purchase, so I know what the problem is. Therefore, as soon as I got the projector home, I opened the IR board and confirmed the capacitor was installed incorrectly just like many others. So, I went ahead and re soldering the capacitor and everything worked very well, the remote is very responsive and I have good pictures and trouble-free for one week! Then last night, after watching for an hour of movies, went upstairs for dinner and came back down to finish the rest of the movie. The projector wasn't turn back on and the three lights, waning light, standby and the Lamp is blinking one at a time, the cover is open and it won't responded to anything of the remote commands. I unplugged the projector, wait for 1/2 hr then plug back in then it works again. However, as soon as I turned off, I won't able to turn it backs on again without going through the same unplug and wait for 1/2 hr. I went ahead and did the factory reset, update the firmware to 1.8...however, the problem is still happened as of this morning. Can someone please tell me if this is the lamp problem or the machine is died? I really love the picture quality of this JVC, compared to my Sony HW20, so really want to fix it if possible.