Originally Posted by DaveN
There have been quite a few of us that experienced trouble with the lamp starting and then failure of the power supply start mechanism. I agree with joerod that Sony has probably upgraded the start up section and is providing it as preventative maintenance.
I may be experiencing this. here's my symptoms:
Occssionally when I turn the projector instead of one "pop" and the bulb turns on I get "pop" "pop" "pop" and nothing happens. Then about 4-5 seconds later it trys again.
This normally seems to happen after the projector has been on for a while and then turned off and turned back on soon after. Leaving it off for a few hours allows it to start normally.
Tonight when I tried to turn it on (it was off since yesterday) it did this and it still won't start.
The current bulb has about 700 hours on it and the status does NOT indicate that the bulb has failed.
I guess I should take it in for service, eh?