Help troubleshoot my JVC
I've just returned from a 3 week holiday and had turned off the power to my JVC RS49 (X500) since I didn't have it hooked up to a surge protector.
When I got it up and running again, it automatically switched itself off after about 1-2mins and the amber light showed a 2 blink error.
Whatever I did (checking the filter, taking it down and running it without sources connected), I was unable to avoid the same scenario.
The PJ is 4 years old and I had only put 225 hours on the lamp so I initially didn't think this could be a lamp issue.
I got in touch with a JVC service center and wanted to take it in to get it checked out this weekend. In the meantime the PJ had just been sitting there on stdby and just before I loaded it up I decided to switch it on one last time. What do you know, it didn't throw the same fault any more and it happily stayed switched on.
The problem however is that on low lamp mode there is an unbearable flicker now. Switching to high lamp this problem goes away...
So obviously I do now think it is a lamp issue so I have a couple of questions:
- Can switching off the power really trigger this kind of problem with the lamp? Especially one with so few hours on it??
- Can I continue to watch on high lamp for a while longer while I order in a new lamp or am I at risk of blowing the lamp? Don't really fancy the prospect of having to clean out the entire interior if the lamp blows so better to just wait for a new lamp at that point.
- Any thoughts on why leaving it on stdby for a week has automatically 'fixed' the 2 amber blink shutdown?
- Most importantly though: could it still be something other than the lamp? Hate to shell out the $$$ for the lamp only to find that a new one would have the same issue. I don't really plan on keeping this PJ beyond 2019 anyway (especially if JVC would come out with a laser-based model) so don't want to have 2 perfectly good lamps for a PJ that I would replace soonish.
Thx in advance for the assist guys!!