Overheating on ECO mode??
Trying to troubleshoot what might be going on with my 5010. Starting about 6 weeks ago, I'd be watching something and the picture would just shut off. Lens door stayed open, blue light flashing in the same way it does on startup. It would usually take me about 45 min of unplugging, trying to restart, etc before it would finally come back on. At first it was happening once a week or so, then more often.
When it won't start back up, I'll turn it on, blue light flashes, about 30 seconds later I hear something firing up, the fan kicks on for about 3 seconds, then the fan shuts back off and the blue flashing light stays forever.
When the "cutoff" happens, it always seems to be about 15 min after I turn the projector on. Even though I'm not getting a heat or bulb indicator, I started wondering about overheating when the projector shutoff about 5 min after I switched from Dynamic mode to Cinema mode. Made the switch, the fan stopped after a minute or so as expected, and a couple min later the projector shutoff. After that one, I couldn't get it re-started for over 24 hours. Left it unplugged overnight, and still nothing. I just kept messing with it, and eventually it came back on.
For the last few days, to test my theory I've been running in Dynamic mode to keep the fan on all the time. So far so good. I'm out of warranty (barely) and Epson has refused a replacement even though this projector is my FOUTH refurb and I'd only had it for 3 months when the problem started. Taking it in for repair seems a waste of time as long as it is an intermittent problem.
Anyway, after all that rambling, does this sound like it could be an overheating problem? I'm thinking it isn't just a firmware issue since, as I mentioned, it is a "new" refurb with the latest version already installed. The fans/air filter were totally clean, I'm at a loss.