Originally Posted by zebrada
So, it was indeed the lamp. New one arrived today, popped it in and bam, back in business. With baseball season starting I was a little unsettled that it picked this time to act up
. It also looks like I had the lamp set to standard and not low, which significantly shortened its life. Thats been corrected.
I want to thank everyone for their input and effort. Thumbs up all around for AVSFORUM once again.
Cool. Perhaps the Mits is a bit sensitive to the lamp operation.
If you still have the old lamp, and feel like trying this> Since you had it on 'std' (high), you can try running it on Low for a few hours. This allows the lamp arc to arc across a different part of the lamp diode (or something like that). Then switch it back to std mode and see if you have any problems.
When lamps stay in the same mode for a long time they can build up some resistance at the arc point, which can cause some flickering, lower lumens, etc. This doesn't always happen, but it's been know that running it at a different power level for some hrs can create a new arc point which can solve the problem.
Perhaps the HC3800 is set too sensitive to issues like that, and instead of flickering the output, it just shuts the PJ down.
Just taking a hypothetical guess here.