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?