Need some help here with my w6000...Original bulb lasted 3100 hours before literally exploding. Ordered a bare phillips bulb from a trusted amazon seller, followed a posted step by step for the install, seemed to go well, PJ fired up fine after install, used for a few hours, then shut off. Next day, turned on, after 10 min, it shuts off with code lamp damaged. So I figure I got a bad bulb. Contacted the company, they send me out a new one. Same thing happens! Use for a few hours and then it shuts off with lamp damaged code! Both replacement bulbs look fine, no burn marks, wires appear to be intact. What am I missing!?!?!?!?!?
Did you find a solution to this problem? I think I have the exact same issue with my 2nd hand W6000.
The previous lamp I had was a Chinese one. It also exploded. I used a vacuum cleaner to carefully suck all pieces of glass out from the projector. I replaced the broken lamp with a Philips lamp. It worked fine for 5 hours, then another day stopped working after 20 mins with the lamp damaged error code.
I'm trying to get a warranty replacement bulb, but I'm afraid that I'll damage that one as well if the issue is similar to yours.