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post #181 of 387 Old 09-27-2008, 03:31 PM
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Did you reset the hours in the menu?

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I wasn't pushing the buttons quick enough, I was allowing time between each push. At any rate were back in business!
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Cool.

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Another lamp successfully changed and counter reset. Had a little problem with the latter but persisted with the standby/reset, <-, ->, enter commands until it worked. Thanks to you all, I bought just the lamp, (now $300 on ebay), I didn't have to take my own pictures during disassembly because everyone elses were so good, and was careful to avoid mistakes.

And the lamp chatter is GONE, GONE, GONE, well, at least for now. New Edit: believe it or not, the lamp started to 'hum', perhaps sing is a better descriptor, after 18 hours. I enterd the service menu and discovered the lamp temp was over 400 degrees. I turned on the high altitude fan setting and while the fan noise is considerably louder, I haven't had the lamp noise return even after extended on times, (6 hours).

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(now $300 on ebay),

Wow that is to good to pass up. Thanks for the heads up. Im going to grab a spare.
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On the question of replacment lamps, has anyone used AdvancedLamps.com to purchase, and if so, are you satisfied with their service?
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Hi all,

Thanks for a useful and insightful thread.

I live in the UK and would like to purchase a spare bulb. The original eBay sale now appears to have closed.

Can anyone point me in the direction on where to purchase?

Many thanks in advance for anyone able to assist.
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I was going to purchase as well and found it had expired. Found the new sale on ebay.
Here.

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Is this a different seller than before then?

Can anyone confirm if this is the required bulb?
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Is this a different seller than before then?

Can anyone confirm if this is the required bulb?

It's the same seller that I purchased from. I guess his listing expires per eBay constraints and he just keeps relisting the lamp. Works for the VW100 (ruby). Although I have been told the lamps for the Ruby and VW200 are the same, I cannot personally confirm this as I do not have the VW200.

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How does his auction work. He is listing he has qty with a start price of $300. I of course bid $300. When do you find out if you won. Its not like a normal auction for qty one. Thanks Mark.
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Hi Alan,

(I don't think it's a real auction.) Edit: SCRATCH THAT LAST STATEMENT, This is real auction. (He apparently has quantities, (as listed), that he is selling for $300 each and is always relisting the lamp after each aution ends.) Edit: He might have quantities, but I looked up his past sales and many have indeed paid more than the starting price of $300. Please see my caveat third paragraph below.

You did exactly as you were supposed to...bid the $300. You can now do one of two things, either wait for the auction to end, in which case he will send you an invoice, or send him an ebay email now, (Ask the Seller a Question), let him know you are bidding on his item and ask if you can pay before the end of the auction, that is, send you an invoice ahead of time. I waited for the auction to end.

{eBay is kind of strange in that you can put an item up for auction, as he has, simply list an item for sale at a set price, (as I think he should have done), or list it with a Buy It Now price. Considering he has quantities, I don't see the point of auctioning the lamps....just my opinion. there is one caveat: if he gets a run on the things and people start to bid higher, then those with the lowest bids get bumped off the list one at a time as the number of higher bids increase. If this begins to happen, it does bear some watching, that is if you are willing to pay more for the lamp. But if you're not in a hurry, just wait for his next auction. Sooner or latter you'll get one for $300.}

He ships quickly and the lamps are very well protected.

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Considering he has quantities, I don't see the point of auctioning the lamps..

That was my thought as well. The rest of your post sums it up very nicely. Ill drop him an email. Thanks Mark.
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Ebay call this type of listing a Dutch Auction.

More info here.

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My bulbs arrived safely in the United Kingdom.

Great price, reasonable shipping - saved me a lot of money.
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I enterd the service menu and discovered the lamp temp was over 400 degrees.

I must be dumb, but I cannot find this lamp temperature information in the Service Menu. And yes, I did check that I entered the Service menu.
I have ROM 01.03/01.02, SC ROM 01.02.
Thanks for a little help.
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Hey, sorry for the very slow comeback...but I hope this helps:

enter the service mode
scroll down to Device
scroll down the Device menu to Other and enter
scroll to Item #30 Lamp Temp

turning on the projector, with item 30 onscreen, I can watch the value rise to around 460, (and up).

there are other 'temp' values: #31 temp panel and #32 temp atomos.

Although I have not found these items explained anywhere, it makes sense to me that Lamp Temp is just that. Maybe a tech expert can confirm.


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I replaced the bulb and enjoyed that great bright Ruby picture again. At 178 hrs the new bulb wouldn't light at startup. I heard clicking sounds just like a piezo lighter. Many tries later I put the original bulb back in (680 hrs on it and much dimmer than the new) and my Ruby worked again. I received a replacement bulb from the seller and now at 35 hours the powering problem has returned. Now it fires up after random number of tries. Sometimes it works well on the first powering but today i hear only clicks again... Are there anyone with similar experiences with these replacement bulbs? What's the cure for this? I wouldn't want to take my Ruby to a service place with a modified lamp unit...

My lamp temp is around 600 degrees, is that too high? Ruby hasn't warned about high temp though.
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Freewheeler,

as I recall, I got the same clicking noise at start up a long time ago and only intermittently, but in my case the proj would start. Subsquently, I sent the proj in under warranty for a convergence problem and Sony El Passo installed a 'hard start' kit upgrade, replaced the LCOS module to improve the convergence, and replaced the bulb.

Sounds like you might not have the hard start modification, and if not, might be able to get Sony to install it free of charge. I do not have Sony's repair # on hand but it might be worth a call to them.....Anybody have it? (if no replies, I can find it tonight and send it to you.)

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.... I do not have Sony's repair # on hand but it might be worth a call to them.....Anybody have it? (if no replies, I can find it tonight and send it to you.)

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Freewheeler,

as I recall, I got the same clicking noise at start up a long time ago and only intermittently, but in my case the proj would start. Subsquently, I sent the proj in under warranty for a convergence problem and Sony El Passo installed a 'hard start' kit upgrade, replaced the LCOS module to improve the convergence, and replaced the bulb.

Sounds like you might not have the hard start modification, and if not, might be able to get Sony to install it free of charge. I do not have Sony's repair # on hand but it might be worth a call to them.....Anybody have it? (if no replies, I can find it tonight and send it to you.)

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Thanks for the answer! I don't have the mod.

Problems: I don't have a valid warranty anymore, I live in Finland and the warranty was only 1 year. I've applied the 3 year Sony Prime Support for my Ruby but I don't know if I will get it afterwards... I've been in contact with the European Sony Prime Support. Anyway, most of the power ups work eventually.
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When I first installed my OEM lamp, it went through a short period as you described where it would strike several times and not light. I just shut down the unit and kept turning it on until it struck. After a few cycles of this, it strikes within one to three tries consistently and the problem hasn't returned after a couple hundred hours. I don't believe my unit has the "hard strike" installed.
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When I first installed my OEM lamp, it went through a short period as you described where it would strike several times and not light. I just shut down the unit and kept turning it on until it struck. After a few cycles of this, it strikes within one to three tries consistently and the problem hasn't returned after a couple hundred hours. I don't believe my unit has the "hard strike" installed.

My Ruby came back from the Sony Prime Support and it's working flawlessy again. So there is nothing wrong with the replacement lamps, some Rubys just have a weak / defect starter unit. Mine did.

PS. They didn't check the inside of the lamp module :-)
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My Ruby came back from the Sony Prime Support and it's working flawlessy again. So there is nothing wrong with the replacement lamps, some Rubys just have a weak / defect starter unit. Mine did.

PS. They didn't check the inside of the lamp module :-)

Great News! So did they install the Hard Start Mod?

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Great News! So did they install the Hard Start Mod?

"Unit tested and within convergence 0,7 mm. Hard start mod kit implemented. Firmware upgraded 1.03 -> 1.05 pixelworks 1.02 -> 1.03 Unit cleaned internally best possible. Unit tested OK."

Like a new Ruby again.
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The lamps for the VPL-VW100 and VPL-VW200 have suffered a 'starting' price increase by the eBay source xenoarc. Was $300 now $330. Shipping still extra. Anticipate we've seen the last of the $300 lamps.

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The ebay reseller don't ship to Canada, someone know a reseller shipping to Canada?
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The ebay reseller don't ship to Canada, someone know a reseller shipping to Canada?

Do you know anyone who lives in the US that can relay it for you? I do this all the time for a friend of mine with the same problem.
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I'm still waiting for an answer from the reseller. If he don't want to ship to canada as specified in his auction. Then i MAYBE know one person in US who can do it but i'm not sure.
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Ok the reseller is shipping to canada so i proceed with the transaction, if everything work out ok i pay less than half the price for a lamp with housing.
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