Originally Posted by turbopro
I searched and searched but could not find this on the threads. If you do, please post. I am having a similar issue with many DLP owners concerning the unit random shut off. It will randomly shut off after about an hour or so. So I decided to re seat the bulb and after inspecting the bulb I ran across this.
So Does everyone else look like this? or am I the only one?
By the way, the TV is actually on as i type this, but will shut down again in about an hour, maybe less. Thanks
And sorry for the large pics.
I posted it rear projections but got no response. Thanks for any help.
Your lamp is normal with those 2 wires crossed over like that. I thought the same thing as you, when I was troubleshooting one of my client's tv's as it was shutting down every time after it was on like 2 min. or so (turned out to be a blown cap on the psu)
Your initial question about random shutdowns....
What led's are flashing in the front? If it's the left and right ones, then your issue might be as simple as the lamp cover safety shutoff switch in the 'up' position. It's a common problem on mostly all hlr, and hls's. If all 3 led indicators are on, then you might have a lil more deeper problem involving the cw, lamp, ballast, mainboard, and/or DMD board.
What you could initially do is to grab a flashlight shine it through the lamp cover and see if that lil blue switch is in the up position, and also check the led indicators up front.
You can pm me if you'd like as well.