I've got a "classic" Marantz VP12-S2 PJ, and it went dead the other day in the middle of a movie and turned the "Warning/Lamp" light on solid. Normally, this is the signal to replace the bulb, but the bulb had been recently replaced, so I was suspicious. I ordered a new bulb anyway, but when I installed it the problem still existed. The PJ powers up, I can hear the fans, I can hear the color wheel spin up, and then a few seconds later it shuts down and the red warning lights turns on solid again.
I've tried all the tricks I could find online - unplugging all sources, bending the contact switch on the bulb door, unplugging and re-plugging repeatedly... nothing works.
The only other thing I can think of now is that it's the ballast not being able to provide enough power to turn on the bulb (on one try, the light came on for a split second, and then died).
I'd like to try and replace the ballast myself. Google was no help in finding a part number... anyone here have any leads for me (or perhaps another idea of something to try)?
Thanks in advance,