Originally Posted by convexion
In the future instead of getting a new lamp with housing you can send the original into relampit.com and they'll replace the bulb for you. I'm trying them out for the first time since I heard some good things on the forums here. To do an OEM VP4001 lamp costs $250.
OEM for $250 sounds like a heck of a deal (almost too good?)
Guess what. Happened again. The thing popped, shut down, no response.
Now, it's still under warranty, but thought what the heck. I cracked the sucker open (5 screws, plus the 2 in the bulb housing), got the cover off, looked around, and sure enough. There is a thermal reset switch (a tiny red one).
Reset the switch, re-assembled, and powered it up just fine.
I believe the repair, and replacement of the bulb (which cost me $440 at the repair shop) was not neccessary - but the place gave me the original parts back - ballast, and bulb/housing - so I'll bet money those parts are still fine - the bulb only had a few hundred hours on it.
But I'm still willing to bet that those parts (bulb in particular) didn't need replacing.
When I get chance I'm going to check the bulb. Perhaps it's std practice to replace the bulb when these things happen.