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post #4471 of 4489 Old 09-28-2014, 08:17 AM
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I don't think any areas are accessible for cleaning, except the bulb compartment. So hopefully you can wipe inside the bulb compartment without removing the whole projector from the mount.

If you search around, there's a thread where someone shows how a hazy film can form on the glass inside the bulb compartment (accessible after the bulb housing is pulled out). As I recall, they reported an increase in sharpness and others even reported better brightness after cleaning- so it would be worth paying attention to cleaning that glass properly while you're at it.

Here it is (post 8526): Official JVC RS40/X3 Owners Thread

When you do pull the blown bulb, it would be interesting to know what version it is, and whether or not it has a "flapper". Maybe a photo of the failed bulb?

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Can anyone confirm:

1. that the correct bulb model for X30 / RS45 is L2210UP ? I got that on JVC USA homepage, the 2210UG is apparently for X3.

2. the latest firmware version for X30 is: Main firmware: V1_1 \ Sub firmware: V1_3 ?

Thanks very much.

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X30 problem continues

Any advice is appreciated.

Took the bulb out last night after the pop heard turning on the PJ Sunday evening thinking it was the bulb, the bulb appeared intact and in perfect condition (to me), so situation could be worst than I thought.

Apparently the bulb has a -003 marking on it while didn't look like there was any 'fin' in the housing to me, pictures attached for those interested.

Pop the bulb back in, plugged back power cord, still no indicator light in front.

Has anyone experienced that before and what was your solution to the problem?
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If you are out of warranty, I would carefully examine the power supply if you get absolutely no indicator.
Could be a popped capacitor, but when a cap pops it usually smokes.

When projectors shut-off suddenly from unexpected power loss such as a failed electronic piece affecting power distribution, sometimes the sudden shut off can sound like a pop for various reasons...

I would guess the power supply next, but first try leaving projector unplugged for a few hours. I know this sounds silly but sometimes traditional electronics get in stuck states (though rare) and caps need to drain out fully for P/S to reset itself.


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If you are out of warranty, I would carefully examine the power supply if you get absolutely no indicator.
Could be a popped capacitor, but when a cap pops it usually smokes.

When projectors shut-off suddenly from unexpected power loss such as a failed electronic piece affecting power distribution, sometimes the sudden shut off can sound like a pop for various reasons...

I would guess the power supply next, but first try leaving projector unplugged for a few hours. I know this sounds silly but sometimes traditional electronics get in stuck states (though rare) and caps need to drain out fully for P/S to reset itself.
Thanks, the unit was left unplugged for at least 24 hours and no change to the status. I have since sent the unit back to our local agent for repair, with a hefty checkup fee since it is out of warranty.

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Does the model number l2210u signify it is the version 3?

No, not necessarily. This is why you need to ask questions. You will want to ask the seller, if it is not advertised as being a version 3, whether it is one. Furthermore, some sellers do not know how to tell the difference. So, you need to ask them if the lamp they are selling has the metal fin in the air intake.

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for what its worth, my X30's main / power board has to be replaced, about $300 for the part, plus labor.

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Thanks Fatshaft! +1 to you.

I bought a used bulb off ebay for $30 shipped, supposedly has 500 hours on it, it has that fin so I guess it is a 3rd gen model.

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Since inserting a hdmi cable into my JVC X30 while it was running and getting some static electricity im getting warning lights. first led from the left is solid red, second is solid orange and the third is blinking 5 times in a row.

Did i just kill the lamp or is it something more sinister? I get no fan noise or clicking.. It's completely silent.

It worked fine before all this.

Thanks.

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Fatshaft, is the metal fin fixed in place or is it hinged and movable?
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Nebrunner,


I just got a new bulb from AVS for my RS-45. The metal fin is moveable (flaps side-to-side).


My old bulb had about 1360 hours on it (it was the bulb that came with the projector, with the black plastic duct and no fin). Comparing it to the replacement you can really see the degradation - the rear reflector is gray and crazed, and the post inside the bulb leans about 10 degrees to one side. The bulb produced a good picture until about 1300 hours - in the last couple of weeks the light output dropped dramatically, colors faded, and in the last several hours of use the picture appeared somewhat out of focus. All is well with the new bulb installed.


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Well I got my RS45 back from Mendtronix. $41 shipping (30 miles) to facility + $883 for labor and parts and return shipping. It required a new motherboard apparently. $60 for firmware upgrade! Really? Takes me about 5 minutes to do that.

On return the projector cover screws had been tightened down too much resulting in 3 cracks in the side covers, one really bad. Called Mentronix and they are shipping me new covers.

Tested out the repaired unit and it looks good and worked well. Need to recal now.

As noted before AmEx card covered everthing but the $60 fw upgrade fee. Not too bad.

Now I will wait a few years for a 4K Laser projector with witch I'll likely be buried with one I pass on in another 30 yrs or so.
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RS45 Issue

I have an RS45 that I am having an issue with. I turn on the projector and get a green LED light and then it goes off but the projector never comes on. I can see some light coming from the lamp but I never get a DILA splash screen or any picture. I just purchased a replacement bulb and I am getting the same thing with the new bulb. Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing the issue?
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I have an RS45 that I am having an issue with. I turn on the projector and get a green LED light and then it goes off but the projector never comes on. I can see some light coming from the lamp but I never get a DILA splash screen or any picture. I just purchased a replacement bulb and I am getting the same thing with the new bulb. Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing the issue?
Too bad. Welcome to the club. Read this or the RS40/X3 thread. Your issue is well documented. Hope you are within your warranty period.

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Too bad. Welcome to the club. Read this or the RS40/X3 thread. Your issue is well documented. Hope you are within your warranty period.

Thanks for your reply. I did a quick search in this thread before I posted but didn't see my exact issue. I saw lots of posts with similar symptoms but with flashing red/orange LEDs after the green light goes off. After my green light goes off I don't have any LEDs lit.

Regardless, it unfortunately sounds like it will need to be returned for service.
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Thanks for your reply. I did a quick search in this thread before I posted but didn't see my exact issue. I saw lots of posts with similar symptoms but with flashing red/orange LEDs after the green light goes off. After my green light goes off I don't have any LEDs lit.

Regardless, it unfortunately sounds like it will need to be returned for service.
It's probably the main board or power supply.

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So last night I disconnected all of the cables and left the projector on. I came back about 2 hours later and the projector had finally came on and was working. Reconnected all the cables and powered on/off several times and it seems to be working fine again. I don't think it will last as the problem seems to be intermittent but I am going to wait for it to fail again before sending it in.
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So last night I disconnected all of the cables and left the projector on. I came back about 2 hours later and the projector had finally came on and was working. Reconnected all the cables and powered on/off several times and it seems to be working fine again. I don't think it will last as the problem seems to be intermittent but I am going to wait for it to fail again before sending it in.
That's a new solution. I'm sure everyone will log that.

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