Originally Posted by immikeulate
I picked up this PJ in mid March and I've been very happy with it. I love the picture, motion, and colors. It could be a bit brighter but its not a big deal so far.
Anyway, last week I started to hear the PJ click like 3 times every once in a while. And then it started clicking more and more. I noticed it would click when the scene went from light to dark. I tried different movies, games, and shows and it was the same result. Now everytime the scene goes dark the projector clicks 6 times and I can see what looks like the iris bouncing with the clicks. So I turned off the dynamic iris and the clicking stops during playback and only clicks when changing sources or disc. Obviously this sucks because my picture isn't as good without dynamic iris on.
suggests, it will probably need a replacement lens to solve this properly.
However, sometimes they can just stick for a while and then it stops again.
First thing to try is to disconnect the unit for 30 minutes (and press the power button a few times once disconnected to make sure any capacitors are depleted) then plug back in and see what transpires.
If that doesn't work and you are willing****, you can try using the iris on manual and close it down as much as possible.
Then open it up as much as possible. If you just hold the control on the remote the iris should smoothly transition from closed to open and vice versa. Of note here is it will never *fully* close there will always be a small opening.
You can also try, closing the iris right down manually and then switch the machine off and it should do the normal shutdown iris reset procedure (where it closes down the iris fully and then fully reopens it) when you switch off.
The normal start up and shutdown should initiate the iris self test as the PJ starts (close down and the reopen) and when you switch off (close down for a little longer, then fully reopen).
If it clicks whilst doing any of that, then I am afraid it will need replacing.
Contact Sony Prime Support.
It is not a huge job, so once they have the part/s it won't take longer than a day to turn around on the bench.
Apparently there is a newer version of the lens/iris that prevents recurrence of this issue so worth doing if it happens to you.
Let us know how it goes.
**** I say 'if you are willing' as there is a small chance that the iris will stay in its most closed position and then you will be left with a darker image until it is repaired. However, if you have got it booked in for repair anyway, then you have not a lot to lose (depending on the timescale of said repair of course).