Viewsonic Pro8100 1080p Projector - Page 309 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #9241 of 9252 Old 10-10-2014, 02:41 PM
AVS Special Member
 
sebberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,267
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked: 27
I see that the thermostat connects directly to the power supply.

Would a faulty or disconnected thermostat cause a no-power condition?
sebberry is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #9242 of 9252 Old 10-10-2014, 03:29 PM
AVS Special Member
 
73shark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: KC, MO area
Posts: 2,247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Liked: 48
I would think any tech that works on this type of hardware could determine if it's the power supply or components surrounding it.

They should be able to determine if it's the thermostat or not.
73shark is offline  
post #9243 of 9252 Old 10-10-2014, 06:00 PM
AVS Special Member
 
sebberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,267
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked: 27
Heh... just realized that the bulb (original) outlasted the power supply. He even bought a spare lamp. Should have bought a spare PSU.

Let's hope my 8100 doesn't suffer the same fate any time soon. I've only put 800hrs on mine over the last 4.5 years.
sebberry is offline  
post #9244 of 9252 Old 11-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Member
 
jtheman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 10
hi guys

I had to change my basement setup and now have to hang my precious viewsonic 8100 from the ceiling

Any good recommendations for a ceiling mount that you are currently using

thanks

J
jtheman is offline  
post #9245 of 9252 Old 11-16-2014, 11:18 PM
AVS Special Member
 
73shark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: KC, MO area
Posts: 2,247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Liked: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtheman View Post
hi guys

I had to change my basement setup and now have to hang my precious viewsonic 8100 from the ceiling

Any good recommendations for a ceiling mount that you are currently using

thanks

J
I got mine from Mounts and More on-line but I don't remember the part number for it. I doubt they carry it anymore anyway.
73shark is offline  
post #9246 of 9252 Old 11-17-2014, 07:46 AM
AVS Club Gold
 
AV Science Sales 5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: A beautiful view of a lake
Posts: 8,281
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 613 Post(s)
Liked: 518
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtheman View Post
hi guys

I had to change my basement setup and now have to hang my precious viewsonic 8100 from the ceiling

Any good recommendations for a ceiling mount that you are currently using

thanks

J
My first choice would be an RPMA217. My second choice would be an RPA217 and my third choice would be an RPAU. If we can help you, give us a call.

Mike Garrett, AV Science Sales Call Me: 585-671-2968
Email Me: Mike@AVScience.com
Brands we sell: http://avscience.com/brands/ 
Call for B-stock projectors
Stewart, Seymour, SE, SI, Falcon, DNP & more.
RBH, Martin Logan, Triad, Atlantic Tech., MK Sound, BG Radia, SVS & Def Tech, Denon, Marantz & Yamaha .
AV Science Sales 5 is offline  
post #9247 of 9252 Old 11-17-2014, 02:59 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
mgkdragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Illinois, East of St Louis
Posts: 10,849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 318 Post(s)
Liked: 679
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtheman View Post
hi guys

I had to change my basement setup and now have to hang my precious viewsonic 8100 from the ceiling

Any good recommendations for a ceiling mount that you are currently using

thanks

J
MonoPrice has a good selection of inexpensive mounts ...


http://www.monoprice.com/Search/Inde...rojector+mount


Myself, I'd just fabricate one since it's pretty easy ..

Uncle Willie


Oddball: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
mgkdragn is offline  
post #9248 of 9252 Old 11-19-2014, 10:37 AM
Senior Member
 
257roberts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 216
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by sebberry View Post
I see that the thermostat connects directly to the power supply.

Would a faulty or disconnected thermostat cause a no-power condition?
Just make a test wire and wire around the thermostat/high temp limiter. That way you can determine if the thermostat is the source of the problem. If you are not comfortable doing it yourself most any electronic tech could try it for you. I still like my Pro8100. I have around 3000 hours on the original bulb, but about 500 hours or so ago I had to bump the bulb settings off of "Eco" and set it to "Normal". The fan runs a little harder and make a little more noise, but the image quality is just as good. I will however, have some decision making to do if it needs a new bulb. My friend has a new Optoma entry-level 1080p machine and it sure looks nice for what he paid for it. What do you guess it will cost to get a top quality bulb, OEM or not, to replace in the Viewsonic? Thanks and hope your projector can be repaired and enjoyed!
257roberts is offline  
post #9249 of 9252 Old 11-19-2014, 10:51 AM
AVS Special Member
 
sebberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,267
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked: 27
The first repair shop wanted to replace the PSU - part not available from VS.
The second shop didn't want to probe the PSU and test it at all.
The third shop pulled some diodes and transistors out of circuit but they all tested OK.
The fourth shop suspects one of the ICs and has a part on order I think and will let me know in a day or two if it can be fixed. If anyone can fix it, this guy can. He's an older Chinese fellow and his shop is stacked to the nines with electronics. I have to turn sideways to walk through the place.

Oh the effort I go to to ensure I have happy customers
sebberry is offline  
post #9250 of 9252 Old 11-19-2014, 11:20 AM
Senior Member
 
257roberts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 216
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by sebberry View Post
The first repair shop wanted to replace the PSU - part not available from VS.
The second shop didn't want to probe the PSU and test it at all.
The third shop pulled some diodes and transistors out of circuit but they all tested OK.
The fourth shop suspects one of the ICs and has a part on order I think and will let me know in a day or two if it can be fixed. If anyone can fix it, this guy can. He's an older Chinese fellow and his shop is stacked to the nines with electronics. I have to turn sideways to walk through the place.

Oh the effort I go to to ensure I have happy customers
I guess the high temperature cutout was working then. Good luck and hope you can repair the PSU. Like Dragonman said, I would not have thought that the PSU was proprietary to Viewsonic, but I guess so.
257roberts is offline  
post #9251 of 9252 Old Today, 09:47 AM
Senior Member
 
257roberts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 216
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 12
I am needing to replace my bulb. Any ideas other than the Viewsonic Lamp Module? I am pretty handy and could swap just the bulbs if I had to.
257roberts is offline  
post #9252 of 9252 Old Today, 10:04 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
mgkdragn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Illinois, East of St Louis
Posts: 10,849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 318 Post(s)
Liked: 679
Quote:
Originally Posted by 257roberts View Post
I am needing to replace my bulb. Any ideas other than the Viewsonic Lamp Module? I am pretty handy and could swap just the bulbs if I had to.

The MWAVE lamps have had mixed reviews here .. although my experience has been good ..


otherwise :
http://www.projectorlampsource.com/V...sYOxoC58_w_wcB


http://www.amazon.com/Viewsonic-Repl.../dp/B00A553PWK


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA15412S5524


If, at my next lamp change, I don't have a good experience with an inexpensive lamp, I'll probably begin seriously considering moving on, I had the opportunity to check out an LG PF85U and an Optoma HD50, either of which I think I can place in my HT ..

Uncle Willie


Oddball: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
mgkdragn is offline  
Reply Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP

Tags
Viewsonic Pro8100 Full Hd 1080p Home Theater Projector , Viewsonic
Gear in this thread - Pro8100 by PriceGrabber.com

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off