Hey guys, I've recently purchased a used AX 100 used that worked great for the first couple of hours then died on me and I could really use some help.
The unit looks really good on the outside and had good maintenance (filter cleaning,etc and I trust the guy) but the second time we used the pj (turned switch on, then power button,etc) I noticed that inside I could hear a noticeable click, every second or so. The image lights up normally, the clicking seems to die down but then comes back again a minute or two later and the image goes from normal brightness, to dim, back to normal then goes black. I check the unit and it's now in cool down mode (solid orange light) and then goes to solid red (standby, power down).
The unit's temp lights are never lit, and there's no message about the lamp, plus this is smoke free home and again has only been used for a couple of hours so far.
I pulled the bottom cover and followed the wd 40 lubricating procedure for the iris issue but it seemed fine before application, and after the pj is doing the same thing.
I only went w/the Panny because I needed the flexibility of the 2x zoom and only wanted 720p without spending alot of money right now due to the economy.
So if anyone has any thoughts, experience etc, it would be appreciated. Off to do research!