Originally Posted by veinboy
I had a horrible power surge and very close lightning strike recently that blew the electric wires off of my garage wall. I have a whole house surge protector and an expensive Furman power conditioner/surge protector that protects my rack but not the projector. When the Furman cut the power to the rack after the power surge, I pulled the plug on the projector before the lightning struck. Sorry for the long post but can anyone help :
My Oppo 95 worked fine from the time I bought it a few months ago until there was no longer a picture after the storm. The Oppo service technician thought it could possibly be a handshake issue after troubleshooting with me over the phone but he was not sure. I use the Oppo with a JVC DILA RS 40 projector in a dedicated home theater room. When using an X Box or Dish Satellite receiver as the source, a picture can be seen on the screen as always. It’s only with the Oppo 95 that the picture is no longer visable. When I turn on the Oppo and put in a Blu-Ray disc, even though there is no picture, I can hear the audio through the Pre/Pro and amplifier playing the music from the root menu. The HDMI cable is connected directly from the OPPO to the projector so HDMI does not go through the sound system (pre/pro amp) at all.
After disconnecting the Oppo 95 and taking it into the family room, and then connecting it to a Sony Qualia 006 rear projector TV (model KDS-70Q006), there is no picture on HDMI 1. But after switching to HDMI 2 when using the Qualia TV, a normal picture can be seen. The Oppo service technician helped me download the latest firmware and still no picture was seen on HDMI 1 but the picture is seen only with HDMI 2 and only in the family room with the TV.
Then I took the Oppo back to the theater room with the projector I tried hooking it using HDMI 2 to both the projector and the Oppo slots and still no picture even though on the projector remote I chose HDMI 2. I’ve done all the things recommended in the booklet to troubleshoot when no picture occurs but nothing works (video cables checked and snugged into the HDMI slots, input was the HDMI 1 on the projector remote. ”Pure audio” was not engaged. It was installed properly by the AVS (internet forum) installers and it did work for months. The Oppo just stopped producing a picture a couple of days ago.
Do I need to replace the HDMI cable if the OPPO comes back and the picture is still out?
I have roughly the same equipment (93 and RS-50) as part of our system. First, I assume you didn't pull the plug on the RS-40 while it was still projecting. Obviously you always want to allow the fans to cool the RS-40 after turning off the bulb.
It seems like the BDP-95's HDMI 1 output is suspect. Since the OPPO uses separate boards for HDMI 1 and HDMI 2, that would explain why HDMI 2 still works. So, let's stick with troubleshooting just OPPO HDMI 2 first.
First try using a separate (not currently used) high speed HDMI cable between just the BDP-95's HDMI 2 output and the projector's HDMI 2 input (nothing in between the projector and the OPPO). I understand that probably means moving the BDP-95 closer to the projector than normal. Once the first test is complete, try the same test except using the BDP-95's HDMI 2 output and the HDMI 1 input for the RS-40. Make sure everything gets powered off between cable swaps (and also wait for appropriate RS-40 cool-down time).
Please let me know the results. I think I understand some of what happened but am not sure of the condition of the RS-40's HDMI ports. That trouble-shooting will greatly help my understanding.
BTW, my initial guess is that the surge traveled in through the RS-40's power supply and over to the BDP-95 with the HDMI cable (or any other interconnected item). We built a shelf on the upper wall near the projector to house a battery backup / surge protector for just the projector. There is a power outlet as well near the battery backup. So none of the wires or battery backup go below the height of the projector.