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Originally Posted by mbw23air /t/1470338/out-of-warranty-jvc-repair#post_23264367
Here is the diagnostic fee from Mendtronix which would apply to the RS10 if not fixed. If fixed, they waive the fee.
Units under 45 lbs - $65 diagnostic fee and $29 ground shipping (under 20 lbs) and $39 (21-45 lbs) (except for UF35 - refer to SMART Shipping Instructions which can be accessed on the Repair Process page)
By the way, this was found under FAQ and then Terms and Conditions . I currently have my RS40 being repaired by them under warranty so I have explored their site. That's not bad for an out of warranty diagnostic fee, might be worth sending in to have checked out. So far the people I have talked to at Mendtronix have been very helpful.
Originally Posted by mark haflich /t/1470338/out-of-warranty-jvc-repair#post_23712757
My guess is that lightening struck nearby and enough charge traveled down the HDMI wires to fry the HDMI input chips. I had it happen to me on another brand and it was repaired under warranty because all they knew was that the HDMI chips failed.
I think that is known as the "processor board." I have an RS35 on the way back to me from Long Beach that needed one. With parts, labor, and return shipping, expect $800 to $1000. When it arrives, they will email a job number to you. With that you can check in on a daily basis to see its status. They will provide an estimate on the part, and await your decision. It's okay to call and ask about it at that time. They can get a tech on the phone who will look up your job number and read the notes. A bit of advice: Be very nice and reasonable in your communications with the tech, if you call and ask to speak with one after your unit has been diagnosed and an estimate made. You might get lucky and they cut you some slack on the part. Don't count on it, but it happens.Does anyone have estimates for how much the main hdmi board costs to replace? Obviously depends on the model but would like an estimate! I have an RS45.
They can be fussy with HDMI. My RS4810 has sync issues at times with my Oppo 103D going through my Denon X3000 receiver to projetor.Are all projectors a little fussy or are JVCs less reliable than some others?
In general this is kind of a ridiculous question to answer. If JVC (or any other company for that matter) made a product that was hugely or even moderately unreliable it would cost them a lot of money in warranty claims and ultimately the product would not yield them a profit. Considering this chassis design has been used for 5 years now you can imagine they have made plenty of production line changes on hardware for parts that failed more often than the others. A current generation JVC should be more reliable than projectors that are built upon newly design chassis or light engines. It just makes sense that this would be the case considering the information JVC has on warranty claims. They know what parts fail the most so they know these are the parts they needed to change over the years to make a more reliable product.They can be fussy with HDMI. My RS4810 has sync issues at times with my Oppo 103D going through my Denon X3000 receiver to projetor.
I've heard mixed things on their reliability. I'm not sure.