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Does overheating only occur when there is a warning?

Does it mean that if there are no warnings but the casing seems to be quite hot, there is no cause for worry?
Correct. It has an internal temperature sensor. If it get to hot it will put a warning message on the screen.
After the warning message it will ask for an extra button push on "turn off" to make sure you read it.

I'm sure it's not good to over heat it.
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After a few years with my 6500 I am forced to buy a new projector (probably the 5030). The reason is not that I am dissatisfied with the unit, it is because it, along with a bunch of other stuff, was blown by a huge lightning strike that hit my next door neighbor's antenna mast. It felt like a plane had crashed! The lamp still works but the projector is unable to send signals to the screen from either HDMI port or the component connections. I hooked it up through my Yamaha A/V receiver and I never had anything but a great picture so this really breaks my heart.

I had all my equipment on surge and battery units but nothing could have survived this burst. Besides the 6500, my Yamaha receiver was fried, DISHTV dvr and cable set top box are toast, two phone lines and a sprinkler system control box were also blown. The cable company had to replace not only the box but the outdoor power junction (the strike blew the cover completely off the box!) and the switch in the garage. Several of my neighbors had similar damage.

So now the work begins in figuring out what to get and where to buy it. First thing this morning I am driving to my insurance agent and have a sit down. I have a high deductible but this is still going to be an expensive deal for them of several thousand dollars so they better be prepared to pay. I'm not sure how this all works as this will be my first equipment claim.

Incidentally, if I get another model projector, I will have a brand new bulb for sale (never taken out of the box and never used with all the instructions and documentation from Epson). I bought the lamp just last month in May even though the current bulb only has 800 hours on it. My bulbs usually last 1500 hours so I always have spares. This is not the knock off but the original Epson ELPLP49 that I paid $250 for, which is about the going rate. Assuming the insurance company won't make me buy another 6500, I'll be selling this one for less than I paid. I will update this after I talk to the agent.

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So is any owner of a 6500ub using it with a lens to get full rez cinemascope?

I have a 6500ub from the beginning and it's still going strong but want to do cinemascope movies as the largest image I produce.

As I understand it I would need to get an outboard video processor as well as a lens?
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I was at a guys house a few years ago that had a CinemaScope lens attached to his 6500UB.
The lens itself was on a motorized track and was only used for CinemaScope movies in their original
formats:

I'm not sure if that lens is different from an anamorphic lens set up?

He was using a DVDO video processor and a Stewart 120" CinemaScope screen.

The material he projected for me looked terrific. I was very impressed.

The lens & screen cost more than the projector. Out of my range

I still use and own two Epson 6500UB's and they are still a very
viable picture until a decent Laser/LED comes along...
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Does anyone know if the lamp for the 6500ub fits the new ub projectors such as 5030ub?

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The Epson 6500UB uses Epson "lamp model V13H010L49" also sold as model (ELPLP49).

If the 5030 uses this model they would interchange. Check the owners manual?
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Yea, I checked Epson's site (which I should have done first) and they show a bunch of projectors, including the 5030, that lamp ELPLP69 replaces. However, the 6500 was not one of them so they must be incompatible. The only lamp shown for the 6500 is the one you mentioned, the L49.

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If anyone is interested in replacement lamp for 6500UB (brand new in box), I have one listed in the classified section under front projectors. Also selling another lamp with less than 800 hours.

SOLD

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Hello. Does anyone have any experience disassembling this unit, 6500UB? I've got multiple purple/pink and blue/green spots when showing a white image. After some research I'm led to believe it is dust on the lcd panels.

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Anybody have the flickering problem?


Sometimes it would take 3-5 tries by turning on/off again and if I get lucky, the flicker goes away.

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Hello,
I have searched the forum but found no answer.

Can anybody please suggest any piece of advice about the flickering.

My bulb has been for about 400hrs and it has started recently. When I turn on the projector the bulb wams up and then it starts flickering.

Is it the symptom of broken projector or is something wrong with the bulb??



Is it the problem with the hdmi cable or maybe power cable?

I made some tests.

After the flickering started I switched to (at that moment empty) input two to see if there was any flickering. Since there was none I decided to unplug the hdmi from input one and plug it to input two. But unfortunately, it started to flicker again. I returned for a while to see if the input one was still flickering – and IT WAS – without any source, flickering was visible on the screen on the projected inscription EPSON.



I will be very grateful for any help with this matter.


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I've got a 6500 that won't stay on. It turns off the bulb, turns the fan on high, and then shuts off after a few minutes. The picture is great when it's on so I know that the light path and LCDs are all fine. I'm thinking it might be a sensor but there could be something wrong with one of the boards. I cleaned and checked 3 of the fans (power supply, lamp and the large fan that draws air through the unit). I didn't check the fan near the filter.

Does anyone have an idea of what it might be?

My other option is if there is someone that has a 6500 that everything works but has a bad LCD. If you want to fix yours then I could sell this one cheap or if you want to sell yours cheap then I could fix this one. Changing the LCD assembly is very easy.

I already bought a 5025 so if I could fix this one then it would be a spare PJ.
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I've got a 6500 that won't stay on. It turns off the bulb, turns the fan on high, and then shuts off after a few minutes. The picture is great when it's on so I know that the light path and LCDs are all fine. I'm thinking it might be a sensor but there could be something wrong with one of the boards. I cleaned and checked 3 of the fans (power supply, lamp and the large fan that draws air through the unit). I didn't check the fan near the filter.

Does anyone have an idea of what it might be?

My other option is if there is someone that has a 6500 that everything works but has a bad LCD. If you want to fix yours then I could sell this one cheap or if you want to sell yours cheap then I could fix this one. Changing the LCD assembly is very easy.

I already bought a 5025 so if I could fix this one then it would be a spare PJ.
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I've got a 6500 that won't stay on. It turns off the bulb, turns the fan on high, and then shuts off after a few minutes. The picture is great when it's on so I know that the light path and LCDs are all fine. I'm thinking it might be a sensor but there could be something wrong with one of the boards. I cleaned and checked 3 of the fans (power supply, lamp and the large fan that draws air through the unit). I didn't check the fan near the filter.

Does anyone have an idea of what it might be?

My other option is if there is someone that has a 6500 that everything works but has a bad LCD. If you want to fix yours then I could sell this one cheap or if you want to sell yours cheap then I could fix this one. Changing the LCD assembly is very easy.

I already bought a 5025 so if I could fix this one then it would be a spare PJ.
Any blinking lights or red temperature light? I think I've read of reading errors via serial connection, but I don't recall the exact procedure.

Luckily, my 6500 is still going strong. Received it as a warranty replacement about 2.5 years ago, just replaced the bulb at something like 1800 hours (started noticing sudden variances in light output). New bulb made a marked improvement in image quality. You never realize how it is degrading over time until you put a new one in. Was thinking of upgrading, but with the refreshed image quality, I'll wait until it has a problem.

If it ain't in HD, it ain't worth watching!
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Can any owner of 6500 confirm projection on a 140" or a similar grey screen with acceptable picture quality?
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I know this is a long shot since the last posting was in 2017.
I have a 6500UB that has been a workhorse for over 10 years but now I have a problem
I turn on the projector and it boots up fine, I can use it as usual for as long as I like.
BUT,
when I power it down, the fan now stays on for exactly 12 seconds. This is bad because after a long session it used to stay on for maybe 10 minutes or so.
If I try to power it back up within a couple of hours, the following happens:
1. the "click" as the power comes on
2. the whirring of the auto-iris EXCEPT that it takes 3 or 4 times as long (very long whine)
3. the fan kicks into high gear, really running much faster than usual
3. Both the power and temp lights start blinking RED.

This mode continues for 15 minutes or so and then it completely shuts off.
If I try to turn it back on, it just repeats the sequence above.
If I wait maybe 2 hours, it usually turns back on and and operates normally.

I'm thinking that something on the control board or perhaps the temp sensor is faulty causing it to shut off the cooling fan before it gets cool enough and when I try to start it again, it reports to hot.

Any advice is appreciated. I am pretty handy with electronics and if I could find a service manual and a replacement control board, I would replace it. The nearest Epson service center for this projector is 200 miles distant so I would have to ship (not cheap) and then maybe not have the repair done if too expensive.
If it's over $500, I will just get a new projector (5050UB, maybe?)
Thanks.
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I don't have that issue, but I get color banding along the bottom of the screen, and light leaks from the heat sink up top.

Mine is also 10 years old. Perhaps they are both at the end of their life cycles.....
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I have one of these also. Still using it. Great projector. Only complaint is the fan is quite loud.

Try turning your auto iris off, and setting the projector fan to high altitude mode. Run it as you would normally and see if the problem persists at shut off and power up. Some of these units had auto iris issues which resulted in start up issues similar to what you have described. My fan only stays on about 20 seconds after a run of even 12 hours on, so not sure on your 10 minute run of the fan after turning off.

What firmware version are you running?

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I know this is a long shot since the last posting was in 2017.
I have a 6500UB that has been a workhorse for over 10 years but now I have a problem
I turn on the projector and it boots up fine, I can use it as usual for as long as I like.
BUT,
when I power it down, the fan now stays on for exactly 12 seconds. This is bad because after a long session it used to stay on for maybe 10 minutes or so.
If I try to power it back up within a couple of hours, the following happens:
1. the "click" as the power comes on
2. the whirring of the auto-iris EXCEPT that it takes 3 or 4 times as long (very long whine)
3. the fan kicks into high gear, really running much faster than usual
3. Both the power and temp lights start blinking RED.

This mode continues for 15 minutes or so and then it completely shuts off.
If I try to turn it back on, it just repeats the sequence above.
If I wait maybe 2 hours, it usually turns back on and and operates normally.

I'm thinking that something on the control board or perhaps the temp sensor is faulty causing it to shut off the cooling fan before it gets cool enough and when I try to start it again, it reports to hot.

Any advice is appreciated. I am pretty handy with electronics and if I could find a service manual and a replacement control board, I would replace it. The nearest Epson service center for this projector is 200 miles distant so I would have to ship (not cheap) and then maybe not have the repair done if too expensive.
If it's over $500, I will just get a new projector (5050UB, maybe?)
Thanks.

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Good news everyone! I got it repaired for only $250 (plus shipping).
Long story short, I was leaving it on so that I would not have to wait a day to power it up again and I though " lets turn the brightness down to save the bulb life". I switched to Cinema Black and when I tried to switch back to Living Room, I got a popup error box I had never seen before.
"Error in Epson Cinema Filter. Contact you nearest Epson Service provider."
So I did. The nearest listed service was in Davis and Davis Business Service in Houston. I called expecting to talk to a non-technical scheduler-type person. Instead I got to talk to Steven. I described the problem and he said "I know exactly what's wrong. $30 for the part and $165 for the labor." After a bit more discussion, I was convinced and shipped it off the next day. He called me the day after and said that he got the error log and it needed a new filter motor that the nylon gear on the shaft was slipping. I said OK, and he fixed and shipped it back the next day. Total 3 days and it works perfectly! I was already planning to get the 5050UB but I guess now I don't have an excuse to do that :-( Oh, well that's life.

The moral is: find and expert and talk them before going of the deep end!
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I still have one of these going, it's been a great projector for years, but suddenly has an issue with powering on. When you turn it on via remote or the button on the projector, the power button lights up for a second, you hear a couple clicks and then it turns off. But if you keep pushing the power button, the time the button stays lit gets a little longer and then eventually it will power on and work just fine. Anyone else experience this and if so, any DIY fix available? Been thinking about going 4k at some point but that will require upgrading the Denon receiver as well, so trying to put it off.
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