I've had my Epson 8700UB for roughly 2 1/2 years, and have had good experience to-date. No real issues so far ... until last night!
I was looking away from the screen and all of a sudden, i heard a very loud POP. I looked in my living room, and noticed that the screen was blank.
From the type of popping sound, and the fact that the screen is now black, I looked up at the ceiling mounted Epson 8700UB, and found one red light "on". It is far up there and I just didn't look too closely, assuming that it is the bulb having popped.
I have an extra bulb (original Epson, given free as part of the purchase freebie special for a period of time back when I bought this projector) that's been sitting in a shelf for 2 1/2 years now, so that's good.
Would you guys think it is merely the bulb that went? Or could something more serious have happened?
I've also never cleaned the filter for the past 2 1/2 years. Is that the culprit?
The projector is mounted from the ceiling and I'll need to wait till this evening to climb up to do all the work to clean the filter and change the bulb. I have a new bulb but no new filter, so I'll have to merely clean the filter carefully and hope that will suffice.
Thank you in advance for any advice.