Originally Posted by Murbella7
I too am in Melbourne (outer east) and seem to now have a similar problem.
There hasn't been any mention of symptoms other than blinking lights and power-down. After that happened a few times my PJ started getting bogged-down at the D-ILA logo screen. I even had 2 instances where all I got was a blue-screen (the dreaded blue-screen-of-death from the PC world I presume). This is probably showing that my issue is more than just the ballast.
After laying $154 on the counter for a diagnostic at an authorised repair centre, I was later handed an estimate of $1500 for repairs. This is pretty close to, if not actually, a write-off valuation.
My X3 lamp is near the end of its life at 2600 hrs but should still have enough life in it to power-up the PJ, but of course it immediately drops into error mode and powers-down.
So, because as-it-stands, the beast is simply a BBB (big black brick) sitting on my bench I don't have a lot more to lose by attempting a repair.
I will open it up over the next few days and see what's inside. Is a ballast repair still possible SLONOPOT?
My last question is: is the beast of any value as spare parts? Can the bits be useful anywhere else?
Before starting to repair the ballast, it is necessary to put a new lamp. If the projector does not work with a new lamp, and a typical error (two solid red and one continuous yellow), then this is a bad ballast.
In your case, when the blue screen of death, it looks like an HDMI problem. The processor board is expensive, so the price is high. The new processor board itself costs about 550-600 US dollars.
But, first, this board can be fixed.
Secondly, it is possible that you just need to use the latest firmware and invert the capacitor on the front IR board.
Try the projector firmware, select your own, download and boldly flash- http://support.jvc.com/consumer/custrel/index.jsp