Have a bizarre situation going on with my JVC RS15 projector. Bought it roughly 4 years ago from A/V Science, and it's been great - have only replaced the lamp once, and we've gotten a lot of enjoyment out of it since 2010... until this evening.
So, here's the scoop: the projector is off, all lights are off (including standby), and the lens cover is closed. Basically, exactly how we left it last night after turning everything off. Except, the lens cover is making a clicking/bang sound every second or two, like the damn thing is possessed. Unplug it, and the clicking still goes for a few more seconds, but finally will stop. But no matter how long you leave it unplugged, once you plug it back in, it starts back up again. And no combination (that I can figure out) of buttons pressed overrides whatever is going on and restarts the projector. And no standby light returns either.
We did have lightning/thunderstorms roll through earlier, but never lost power (and the projector was off the entire time - but not unplugged, just turned off). I'm not a big believer in coincidence so I expect that may be related - but I'm hoping there's some sort of reset I can try instead of getting a "dude, your projector is toast" confirmation.
Please help! Any/all contributions welcome. Thanks in advance.