Originally Posted by Jim CL
I did, of course, have help with that, via a second person. At present, I don't have anyone available to assist for at least a couple days. And if the hours do seem to indicate a lamp replacement, I'm fine with that, although I can't explain zero loss of brightness or picture quality if it does need a new lamp.
I was honestly hoping for more commentary on the lights that are on, and if I can assume that they do mean that the lamp needs replacement, and there is no other issue.
How do you know you had zero loss of brightness or picture quality? Do you do regular measurements with a light meter? If not, then you have no idea. The brightness falls off gradually over time and from one day to the next, you cannot tell. If you leave a cup of water on your dresser, a tiny amount evaporates each day, and it will eventually be empty. How can that be? Each day you look at it and you have zero change from the next.
Anyways, to check the hours on your bulb, assuming you reset it when you replaced it last, power on the projector, wait 60 seconds, then hit the menu button on the back one time, use the left button one time, and then it should be on the info screen. Walk into the room and view the info screen.
If when you replaced the bulb last, you never reset the hours timer, that might explain all your problems as the projector thinks your hours on your lamp is exceedingly long when they're not. The projector doesn't really know if your bulb is old or not. It only goes by the hours timer from when it was reset last. If you changed a bulb and didnt do the bulb hours reset steps from the manual, then it never realized the bulb was changed. Once you near 4000 hours or such on that model it should start to give you warnings. From what I can tell in your posts, your projector is actually working fine minus the remote and the lamp warnings.
As for the remote not working, there are some possibilities:
1) Remote is actually bad.
2) Remote is in "remote code B mode"
3) Projector got kicked into "remote code B mode"
Do you have a network cable plugged in and a PC handy? We can also do everything with IP control.