So I ordered a cheaply replacement bulb and nothing. When I turn it on it does the same thing. But, with the old bulb in I still see it try to fire and there is a little bit of bulb startup, then it goes off. The new one doesn't even try to fire (I see no bulb light at all). So I'm guessing maybe the cheap $70 replacement bulb might be bad?
Anyone know how to test the ballast and to verify its the bulb? Eiki says retail for a replacement balast is $500+. Not going that route. I disassembled the unit and didn't notice anything bad on the power supply or balast board. Eiki said the mosfets go bad so I replaced it while I had the board out.
Should I just spend the money and get a high dollar bulb?