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Watching a movie tonight and all of a sudden the screen goes black. No noise - the picture simply disappears.
Look at the HOST and the blue light is ON (normal), the fan is running in the head unit and all seems normal - except no picture.
Look at the back of the projector and see code E3. Look head on into the lens, and sure enough the bulb is off. Look up in the manual and E3 is 'Lamp Error'.
I reset the unit by powering off the HOST and the head unit, restart both and the picture is back! Watch the last 1.5 hours of the movie with no issue.
Mind you, I've had the projector for 3.5 years and this bulb (original) has 850 hours so far - well below its rated life. When a bulb starts to go bad, can something like this happen? I figured the bulb just dies and is kaput!
**(BTW - What's a new bulb go for and can I install it?)
Goodbye to a great audio and video genius and writer... JOHN GANNON. I enjoyed your friendship, wit and a nice long run we took around Indianapolis at CEDIA years back... and for buying my Runco 980 Ultra years back... you saved my ass! Rest in peace.