Originally Posted by ferbal
You can see what went wrong if you enter in the Extended Options Menu.
It is a hidden Menu that you can access doing this:
1. When the projector is power ON, press "POWER" button on the main unit or remote control unit to display "POWER OFF"
2. Press the right-arrow ">" button to select "CANCEL" in the "POWER OFF" confirmation screen.
3. On the main unit or remote control unit, press the buttons in order of up-arrow "^", down-arrow "v", up-arrow "^",
down-arrow "v" and "ENTER".
(When the "ENTER" button is pressed, "EXT OPTION" menu is displayed.)
The go to the Self Check sub-menu. Check that nothing is in red or not OK
If you need the service manual, send me a PM with a e-mail direction.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I reconnected the Iris and ran the self check.
The good news is nothing is wrong.
The bad news is it's still shutting down.
Mr. G was extremely gracious, and is sending me an authentic Panasonic bulb to test with.
If it's not the bulb, I guess I'm down to either:
a) The ballast circuit
b) The power supply
c) Microprocessor board
If it were the micro board I doubt it would even power up.
Can anyone describe the usual symptoms of a ballast going out on one of these?
I would rather it be the ballast than the power supply, since the ballast is only $100. The PS is $230.
(On the plus side, my Iris works! At least that will preserve my black performance)
I managed to find and download a service manual already.
I appreciate the offer, though