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SONY Projector Unplugged it and plugged it back in: two clicks When I do press the on button: 10 green standby lights on orange lampcover light. Then, every 30 seconds or so, it will click 4 to 5 times, apparently trying to come on. When it does come on, it just did again after trying all day long, then it does make a metallic click like some relay just did what its been trying all day. As soon as the metallic click is heard the light comes on. I appreciate your feedback Thanks Hubert

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  • racer60 Nov 01, 2008

    The lamp is 1800 hours the unit is 2 1/2 years old with moderate use.

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    This sounds very much the same as my problem. My lamp/cover light came on and I had a very dark picture if any on the screen. The lamp had between 1700 & 1800 hrs. I didn't notice any of the other warnings about lamp life but I changed the bulb anyway without further investigation to see if it actually was a bulb problem. There was still a bright light shining inside but the lamp light was on. After replacing th bulb, all I would get was a blue screen and only the menus would come up and these were still very dark and dim. The lamp/cover light was no longer on. I couldn't get a picture from any of my connections (S-cable, video, component or hdmi. The picture menu also would not activate and there were no Vhz or Hhz numbers displayed. When I plugged the component cables in it displayed an "out of frequency" message. No such message with my video cable connection. (sorry, I'm trying to go by memory because my projector is at the repair shop) I just received a call from the Sony repair shop and they said it needed a new Q board. The board would cost me C$2500 at this shop plus labour. I'm not sure if I should get it fixed or buy a good big screen TV for that price. I love the projector and I just got a HD receiver to use it with a week before it went down.



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Two clicks is good, it means both parts of the supply are initializing, so they are PROBABLY OK. The lamp cover LED flashing could be a simple fix. Be sure the lamp cover and filter cover are securely seated. If necessary, take them off and reseat and latch them again. There is also a sensing switch on the cabinet that will cause this if the main cabinet cover is not seated properly. Be sure all cabinet screws are securely tightened. Beyond that, Sony says there is an outside chance it is the Q board, which is the main microprocessor board, but I've never seen one fail. It's more likely to have an intermittent switch on the lamp cover, the filter cover or the cabinet (the all have little microswitches that sense when the are closed) OR a bad or intermittent connection to one of the microswitch boards (all of the sensing switches are mounted on little circuit boards and that is the way Sony supplies them as a part) OR a connection problem to the Q board where the switch lines go into the microprocessor. If I had to make a guess at this point, the covers first (make sure they are closed and not warped in any way) the switches and then the wiring and connectors. Hope this helps. I would like to hear back from you to see how it goes.

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  • Any Guy
    Any Guy Nov 01, 2008

    Just for argument's sake, how old is the lamp in the set?

  • Any Guy
    Any Guy Nov 01, 2008

    You should get somewhere between 4000-8000 hours from a lamp. There are 3 factors that affect lamp life. They are (in order of importance)
    1) Number of lamp cycles. How many times the lamp is turned on greatlt effects lamp life. Every time the lamp is fired, some life is lost. My general rule of thumb is: if you are going to be back to the TV within 30 minutes (give or take) LEAVE IT ON.
    2) Ventilation. Proper ventilation is esssential for longer lamp life.
    3) Power consistency. If power is interrupted while the projector is on, you don't get a proper cool down cycle, which can shorten lamp life. If you experience frequent power outages, buy a UPS so that the cool down cycle can be completed.

    I don't think it's a lamp issue, but I have seen lamps fail earlier and look perfectly good. Stick with an original Sony lamp, as the aftermarkets are known trouble makers. The only after market lamp maker I would trust is OSRAM, as they have years of experience in lighting.

  • Any Guy
    Any Guy Nov 01, 2008

    if you have any further questions, feel free to contact me and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.



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