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post #2821 of 2842
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Originally Posted by CZ Eddie View Post

Just so the newbies know, that is not an OEM, but a knockoff.
Scooterboy... how's it working out for you so far? Still doing good?

Yup - still going great.
post #2822 of 2842
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Originally Posted by CZ Eddie View Post

And one of my three fans is a "quiet" fan that I put in there at about 500 hours?

Hey, could you elaborate on this? I'm in the process of replacing the "main fain" (the one that exhausts most of the heat) in my Marantz, but still trying to find replacements for the other two.

What model of "quiet" fan did you use, and which fan(s) did you replace? I tried to replace a couple of my fans with Evercool 3-wire fans at one time and the PJ would fail start-up with a flashing red light.

I would LOVE to learn of a replacement fan that would be quieter than the ones in the Marantz. Any info would be much appreciated.


EDIT TO ADD: I just found your posts from back in 2010 about replacing one of the fans (and my replies ). Is the Nexus fan still the one you're using?
post #2823 of 2842
I too would like to hear more about this Nexus fan. TIA.
post #2824 of 2842
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Originally Posted by CZ Eddie View Post

I got 2568 hours from this lamp. It's still going strong, but I have it in high output mode and want to refresh it to get high contrast back.

Resetting my hours and putting in a 100 hour AN-100LP OEM lamp I got for $87 shipped.




Just so the newbies know, that is not an OEM, but a knockoff.
Scooterboy... how's it working out for you so far? Still doing good?

Where did you get that AN-100LP lamp for $87 from?
post #2825 of 2842
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Originally Posted by scooterboy View Post


EDIT TO ADD: I just found your posts from back in 2010 about replacing one of the fans (and my replies ). Is the Nexus fan still the one you're using?

It's been awhile but I'm pretty sure it was a Nexus fan?

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Originally Posted by mommacux View Post

Where did you get that AN-100LP lamp for $87 from?

There is a guy on eBay who sells OEM ~100 hour lamps for lots of different projectors.
I don't know or care why they all have ~100 hours, but the first bulb I bought from him like this lasted forever... so I was comfortable buying a second.
I just looked but can't find his ebay ID right now.
post #2826 of 2842
I bought a Mack bulb warranty when I replaced my bulb a few years back and a month ago the projector started blinking "Replace Lamp." After a few weeks of that, the brightness reduced by over 50% and the projector started shutting off after 1-2 minutes. So even though there was not yet a "pop" and obvious signs of the bulb blowing, as there had been on the two prior bulbs, it seemed obvious that my bulb was about shot, so I contacted Mack and obtained a new bulb. It is shipped from Pureland Supply and it is listed as an "AN-XR20LP" bulb.

So I replace the old bulb with the new one and vacuum off the projector, now that I've got it down from the ceiling mount. I moderately tighten the screws on the new lamp assembly, which fits fine, screw the lamp cover back on, and plug in the projector. It initially turns on and the fans whir for around 20 seconds and then it turns off, with both the STANDBY/ON and LAMP lights glowing bright orange.

I tried reinstalling the new lamp and putting the old lamp back in, too, but nothing happens - the two lights near the power button on the top of the projector glow orange and there's no signs of life.

I take off the cover and try to press the red reset button on the front of the unit. It does not depress. It slides out a few mm, but doesn't click, or do anything else that a button should do if it is operating properly. I screw the cover back on and put the power cord back in. Nothing happens, the same STANDBY/ON and LAMP buttons glare angrily up at me. I unscrew everything again, take the cover off, try to press the reset button again, but as was the case the first time, the button isn't depresing. This time, I pull the button out as far ais it will go, put the cover back on and still no signs of life.

Any suggestions on something I could do to try to cure the problem and get my projector working again?

Thanks
post #2827 of 2842
Use a flashlight and make sure all 3 fans are spinning up when you start the projector. If one of them doesn't turn, that's your problem.
post #2828 of 2842
No need to check the fans with a flashlight - they aren't operating. Nothing is - the only signs of life on the projector are the two orange STANDBY/ON and LAMP lights on the top. When I try to turn the unit on by both the large round standby button on the top and by using the remote (even installed new batteries), nothing happens.

Even if I got a bad lamp, the unit should still try to power on, shouldn't it? so I'm thinking it's not just the new bulb to blame.
post #2829 of 2842
Ah - I thought that each time it would power up for 20 seconds before quitting.

Sounds like it thinks the bulb door is open or something like that. Strange.
post #2830 of 2842
Scooterboy,
Is that Non-OEM lamp still working for you? How many hours do you have on it now?
post #2831 of 2842
Not sure - I'll try to remember to look when I fire it up tonight.


ETA on 6/30: sorry - completely forgot about this! I'll try to remember tonight. The bulb is still going strong though.

ETA#2: I now have 960 hours on the bulb and it still looks good.
Edited by scooterboy - 6/30/12 at 10:45pm
post #2832 of 2842
Thanks for the info.
post #2833 of 2842
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Originally Posted by scooterboy View Post

Not sure - I'll try to remember to look when I fire it up tonight.
ETA on 6/30: sorry - completely forgot about this! I'll try to remember tonight. The bulb is still going strong though.
ETA#2: I now have 960 hours on the bulb and it still looks good.

Looks like I jinxed myself. The bulb just exploded.

Bulb had a 180 day warranty which ended a couple of weeks ago (of course).


Off to find another...


ETA: Just ordered from Apex Lamps - $188.75 w/180 day warranty. It claims an "OEM bulb with generic housing". We'll see.
Edited by scooterboy - 7/8/12 at 1:04pm
post #2834 of 2842
Bummer about the lamp. I don't think I'll be ordering one of those...better to stick with OEM. Good luck with the new one.
post #2835 of 2842
But on the plus side, I just won an ebay auction for a non-working VP4001. Could be a simple thermal switch reset to get it going again, but at worst I get 3 of the VP4001 fans that are so hard to find these days. smile.gif
post #2836 of 2842
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Originally Posted by scooterboy View Post

But on the plus side, I just won an ebay auction for a non-working VP4001. Could be a simple thermal switch reset to get it going again, but at worst I get 3 of the VP4001 fans that are so hard to find these days. smile.gif

Well my ebay projector arrived today. Non-original box, wasn't packed tightly so it might have taken a beating along the way. And no remote (tho none was promised). frown.gif

It was described as "will not power on".


Surprise #1: I opened her up on the dining room table and making a small wish, I pushed the red thermal reset button. CLICK! smile.gif

Surprise #2: I put the cover back on, plugged it in, and it started right up and projected a nice pure white image on the wall. Bulb works! tongue.gif

Surprise #3: I went into the menu, and there are a grand total of 34 hours on the bulb, with 98% life left. biggrin.gif


The auction description said it was used by a non-profit organization and when it failed to power up they decided to just buy a new PJ rather than take a chance that a new bulb would fix it.

So instead of having some backup fans and possibly a backup bulb, I have an entire VP4001 that's barely been used. Score!

Since this practically new unit is much quieter than mine (which has thousands of hours on it), I'm thinking I'll just swap this one onto my mount and put mine away for parts instead of the other way around. cool.gif


Oh - did I mention I paid $20.50 for the PJ plus $20 for shipping?
post #2837 of 2842
Wow, congrats on the great score!
post #2838 of 2842
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Originally Posted by garciab View Post

Wow, congrats on the great score!

Thanks! I've put it up on my mount and duplicated the menu settings I had on my old one. The picture is beautiful, and the fans are much quieter.

I'm very happy thus far. smile.gif
post #2839 of 2842
Wow, my VP4001 must have ~10,000 hours on it now. I just installed my fourth or fifth lamp. At an average of $150 for each lamp purchased, I'm doing pretty good.

Got the latest lamp for $157 delivered here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251267588102?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

It's got that "new lamp smell" that is burning off right now. I don't remember the last time I smelled that smell since I bought the projector brand new. I hope I'll get some good hours from it.
The last bulb still had a lot of life left in it. But I wanted to get some contrast back (was in full brightness mode).

Super impressed that the VP4001 still looks great after 10k hours. No color issues or anything else. I just make sure to vacuum/dust every ~1000 hours.
post #2840 of 2842
I tried the OEM replacement bulb from the link above but unfortunately it blew after 10 minutes. Requesting a refund and looking into other options as I'm hitting 3k hours on the original bulb. Anyone have any other recommendations?
post #2841 of 2842
That's too bad. Mine is still going strong several hundred hours later.
post #2842 of 2842
I tried the "guaranteed compatible" bulb (ANXR10LP/1) from ProjectorQuest (http://www.projectorquest.com/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/8410) and so far at least its working well. They list an OEM version for $70 more, but I assume its Sharp OEM, not Marantz.
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