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post #3421 of 3427 Old 09-26-2014, 08:23 PM
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I'm pretty pleased with teh hours I've gotten on the first bulg, 4200.

I now get the message from the system that the bulb needs replacing. I do have one already. But I"m wondering if there is any reason I should go ahead and change it, or can I wait until it goes dark, or gets bad for watching, before replacing.

Any thoughts?
I would go ahead and replace it... obviously you have gotten very good life out of your lamp... with a nice slow loss of brightness such that you haven't even been bothered by it yet. But, why take the chance, albeit a slight one, of having your UHP lamp explode upon total failure? And at this point, you will probably be amazed by the big time increase in brightness an actual replacement OEM bulb will provide again...
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OMG - I am Speechless

I have been on this thread since Day-One. I bought a 5010
when they were first released. My 5010 has OPERATED
FLAWLESSLY
until last night.

I read about all the owners with flashing lights and other
quality problems. AGAIN - Mine was FLAWLESSLY perfect
until last night.

1) It did not turn on other than the fan. The Front doors
never opened. The Lamp Never lit. It seemed almost as
dead as could be. There were NO ERROR lights. The flashing
BLUE light blinked forever.

Tonight - I called Epson Tech Support using my DIRECT
phone number. I described everything above to the Tech
Support Person - Phoenix.

He checked with the next level tech support and they suggested
doing a FIRMWARE update to version 1.09. I was at 1.04 so I
said - SHIP it to me.

They did.

I needed to install it TWICE to get everything Happy.

THE IS WHY I SAID OMG

- My 5010 is NOW BETTER THAN it was - I am HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY
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He checked with the next level tech support and they suggested
doing a FIRMWARE update to version 1.09. I was at 1.04 so I
said - SHIP it to me.

They did.
They shipped to you or emailed it to you? If you got it today and they shipped it, then it must have been NDA? I am also wondering why they don't post firmware updates on their website.
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They shipped to you or emailed it to you? If you got it today and they shipped it, then it must have been NDA? I am also wondering why they don't post firmware updates on their website.
NO NDA - it was emailed.

If you need it ask THEM or me.
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Well looks like my 5010 also took a crap after 1 yr of occasional grinding on startup now it jjst clicks and flashes both red led lights. What a piece of junk and im also 1 month out of warranty. Looks like im going to go panasonic next
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-digital-projectors-under-3-000-usd-msrp/1609002-epson-5010-6010-cinema-filter-error-grinding-noise-red-light-fix-pics.html
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OMG - I am Speechless

I have been on this thread since Day-One. I bought a 5010
when they were first released. My 5010 has OPERATED
FLAWLESSLY
until last night.

I read about all the owners with flashing lights and other
quality problems. AGAIN - Mine was FLAWLESSLY perfect
until last night.

1) It did not turn on other than the fan. The Front doors
never opened. The Lamp Never lit. It seemed almost as
dead as could be. There were NO ERROR lights. The flashing
BLUE light blinked forever.

Tonight - I called Epson Tech Support using my DIRECT
phone number. I described everything above to the Tech
Support Person - Phoenix.

He checked with the next level tech support and they suggested
doing a FIRMWARE update to version 1.09. I was at 1.04 so I
said - SHIP it to me.

They did.

I needed to install it TWICE to get everything Happy.

THE IS WHY I SAID OMG

- My 5010 is NOW BETTER THAN it was - I am HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY
The same thing happened to me Sunday night with my 6010. Been up and running with no issues since 12/2012.

I have not taken any steps toward correcting yet, but plan to tomorrow night. From reading through the thread, it seems the fw update has not been successful for most, maybe one other besides yourself (many seem to have gotten the orange and red bulb LEDs after). Did Epson give any indication of what the technical issue being addressed is? I'm thinking about putting in my spare bulb before calling Epson to get the fw update.

Are there any others out there who eliminated the issue with a fw update?

Thanks,
DD
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I'm thinking about putting in my spare bulb before calling Epson to get the fw update.

Are there any others out there who eliminated the issue with a fw update?

Thanks,
DD
I had a spare lamp and I put it in Sunday Night when it failed.

IT DID NOTHING because the unit never got to the LAMP-ON
stage.

I did need to download the FW trice. Then it fired back up.

In 100% of my tests - I NEVER GOT ANY ERROR LIGHT.

By all means CALL and ask for the FW.
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