What to do now?
I went to the projector and turned it on again. This time, red lights for the lamp. I took out the old lamp and put my new/spare lamp back in then. I powered it up and voila, it works as before. It's also registering firmware 1.08 since I upgraded the firmware to see if that would fix the blinking blue light issue I was having on power up.
Before, I was leaving it powered on for over 5 minutes and nothing was happening. Just the blue blinking light and the fan noise on and loud but no lens cover opening.
Epson has shipped my replacement but I'm not sure what to do now? Assuming this one keeps working, would you keep it or replace it with the refurb one? I'm partial to this one because it's been fine since I bought it until this issue. I'm concerned that if I return the one being shipped to me now, and then this issue happens again, Epson may be reluctant to replace it again?
How do I check for convergence? Is there a check for that in the menu screens?
Thanks for your help folks.
Mstanic, according to Epson, v. 1.08 was specifically designed to solve the loud fan/no lamp strike cycle on power-up, so I am surprised this upgrade did not work. I had the same problem and v. 1.08 worked fine. I'm sure you did this already, but did you check on the service menu that 1.08 was definitely successfully installed?
(Incidentally, prior to the firmware update, the only way I could solve the high fan start-up symptom, was to turn the unit off at the rear of the unit and turn on again.)