Genuine OEM Bulbs?
Where the heck do I buy GENUINE OEM bulbs for the 5040? Epson's site doesn't sell them (they are listed, but I can't buy it), and I find tons on Amazon but I don't trust that any of them are truly OEM. I've tried a Google search but all I get are either Amazon or a few other sellers where again, I don't trust that what they're selling is a genuine OEM part
Also, if the bulb is burned out, will it be obvious if I pull the bulb out and look at it? Like will it look black inside or anything like that?
I was watching it and the picture just suddenly went black, and the fan revved really high. The Status light is flashing blue, and the Lamp light is solid Orange (and Power light is not lit). The manual says this is a lamp issue. I pulled the power plug and let it sit a full hour, and tried to turn back on, and get the same thing.
I took the bulb out and I can't see that it looks obviously burned out.
Would like to make sure it really is the bulb before I buy a new one.
I've had the projector about exactly 3 years (literally almost to the day), so I'd guess it's probably about time for a bulb.
Last edited by clhug; 02-22-2020 at 07:26 PM.