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Hi all. I have an EPSON 8500 that I bought new in April 2010. Well the lamp is finally going out. I got about 1300 hours out of it. And I had been away on business for the past year and a half so it had just been sitting there. I think a combination of both did the bulb in. So I was looking into getting a replacement. When I talked to my local HT guy he said that I also need to get the projector Serviced. That seemed reasonable since when I took it down from it's shelf there was a lot of dust in the filter and on the unit it self. But the guy wanted $150 to service the projector and install a new bulb (the price of the bulb was separate of course).

The question I have is what exactly does the technician do when they perform a "Projector Service" and is it something that I could do myself?

Thanks all.
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Hi all. I have an EPSON 8500 that I bought new in April 2010. Well the lamp is finally going out. I got about 1300 hours out of it. And I had been away on business for the past year and a half so it had just been sitting there. I think a combination of both did the bulb in. So I was looking into getting a replacement. When I talked to my local HT guy he said that I also need to get the projector Serviced. That seemed reasonable since when I took it down from it's shelf there was a lot of dust in the filter and on the unit it self. But the guy wanted $150 to service the projector and install a new bulb (the price of the bulb was separate of course).

The question I have is what exactly does the technician do when they perform a "Projector Service" and is it something that I could do myself?

Thanks all.
Respectfully request of your HT guy exactly what kind of service he's providing to you for 150 dollars. If the answer is "Clean or replace your filter and change your bulb," I would respectfully decline as these are things you can quite easily do yourself. If he's certified to professionally calibrate, and he's including a quick recalibration of your projector with the new bulb installed, the extra money might be worth it.
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Respectfully request of your HT guy exactly what kind of service he's providing to you for 150 dollars. If the answer is "Clean or replace your filter and change your bulb," I would respectfully decline as these are things you can quite easily do yourself. If he's certified to professionally calibrate, and he's including a quick recalibration of your projector with the new bulb installed, the extra money might be worth it.
Thanks for the reply. I think I can handle that myself.
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If you ever need a replacement fan for your 8500UB, I highly recommend scandig as a seller on eBay. He worked with me to figure out which fan I needed, assured me that these are the original OEM parts and provided a PDF of the exploded view of the 8500UB so I could see where each fan was and pick the right one. Very helpful!
Is this publicly available or could you post it somewhere? Thanks!
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Is this publicly available or could you post it somewhere? Thanks!
PM me an address and I can e-mail it to you. It's just an exploded view that shows the location of everything in the projector. I had no clue the thing has 4 fans!

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Any luck with 3rd party replacement Lamps

Has anyone had any luck with 3rd party replacement lamps for the 8500UB? Any input is appreciated.

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