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My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare

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My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« on: August 21, 2019, 12:40:31 PM »
So, I was playing a bit of Minecraft (yes, I still play) a few nights ago. 

Nothing usual was happening when all of a sudden, my projector goes dark. I look up and the power light was blinking blue and there was another flashing orange. No strange sounds or video abnormalities occurred, just off.

I checked the filter and it was clean.

When I fired it back up, it came back on like normal. I checked the lamp hours and I was at exactly 1450 hours. So is something going on or is this Epson's way of prompting me to order a new lamp?

Either way, it certainly got my attention. :-X

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Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 01:32:26 PM »
Strange occurrence. No reason for it to have happened.
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Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 01:43:30 PM »
Thats strange, I have a 6040 and have not experienced this before. I usually get about 3000 hours out of my lamps before I replace them, even at the 3000 hour mark they still work but are getting too dim. 

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Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 01:55:34 PM »
The projector has operated flawlessly since then. I do have a new OEM lamp that came with the projector but I was expecting 3000 hours minimum. It doesn't seem any dimmer but I don't have a meter to measure. I do have a colorimeter for my computer monitors ( from back when I was a pro photographer) but I don't think it was meant to be used with a projector.

I suppose I will just wait and see how it goes. 

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Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 02:23:54 PM »
Maybe your projector hates Minecraft. :-[
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Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2019, 02:34:31 PM »
Maybe your projector hates Minecraft. :-[
If that's the case, I wonder how JVC feels about it? ::)

For me, it's stress relief. Everything is very neat and orderly. The only real danger is a Creeper sneaking up behind you and blowing up your stuff. 

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Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2021, 03:29:15 PM »
Well, here we are at lamp hour 2511 and.........


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Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2021, 03:30:22 PM »
I fire up the projector and I hear the sound of breaking glass. Luckily I still have the new OEM Epson lamp.

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Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2021, 04:34:59 PM »
Did it explode in the unit?
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Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2021, 06:50:10 PM »
Did it explode in the unit?
It shattered inside the lamp housing so it was contained. If you can imagine taking a thin wine glass or champagne flute and snapping the neck, that's what it sounded like. A very crisp snap that only breaking glass makes. 

Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2021, 07:30:49 PM »
It shattered inside the lamp housing so it was contained. If you can imagine taking a thin wine glass or champagne flute and snapping the neck, that's what it sounded like. A very crisp snap that only breaking glass makes.
That sucks, but it's part of having a projector. Good that you had a spare on hand. 
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Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2021, 04:43:27 AM »
Luckily I’m only at about 1700 hours on my rs600 lamp. I have considered buying a new lamp multiple times. But would rather put that towards a new PJ when the time comes 
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Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2021, 08:35:46 AM »
Luckily I’m only at about 1700 hours on my rs600 lamp. I have considered buying a new lamp multiple times. But would rather put that towards a new PJ when the time comes
Before this Epson, I bought David's old Mitsubishi just after he went to JVC. I put well over 3000 hours on the lamp that was installed in it and on the replacement lamp. It was still working when I gave the projector to my brother-in-law.

I suppose you just never know how much time is left.

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Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2021, 08:52:04 AM »
Before this Epson, I bought David's old Mitsubishi just after he went to JVC. I put well over 3000 hours on the lamp that was installed in it and on the replacement lamp. It was still working when I gave the projector to my brother-in-law.

I suppose you just never know how much time is left.
very true.  i should just bite the bullet. Ive been on this lamp for going on 3 years.  I only watch movies with it
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Re: My 1450 Lamp Hour Scare
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2021, 09:01:00 AM »
Before this Epson, I bought David's old Mitsubishi just after he went to JVC. I put well over 3000 hours on the lamp that was installed in it and on the replacement lamp. It was still working when I gave the projector to my brother-in-law.

I suppose you just never know how much time is left.
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