Well, I'm on my 4th projector - got the last refurb replacement in May when I started seeing stuck red pixels that looked like laser pointers. Now this one is intermittently shutting off while in the middle of watching something. When it happens, trying to turn it back on usually results in hearing the lens cap motor, the fan kicks on for a few seconds, I hear something else spinning up, and then it shuts off again with a rapidly blinking blue light.
This has happened 3 times (about once a week). So far, I've been able to get it to come back on after 45 minutes of unplugging, replugging, waiting, etc. I called Epson yesterday, and they won't do anything since I'm out of warranty, even though I've only had this refurb for less than 4 months.
Anyone else have this problem? I'm not inclined to take it to a repair center until it is completely dead because I know what a pain intermittent problems are to troubleshoot. I'm also not excited about knowing that randomly, it is just going to stop working. The bulb has less than 300 hours on it, for what it's worth.
I *did* just turn the auto iris on a while back, trying to remember if it was around the time the problem started...