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7210 premature shutdown

My 7210 projector prematurely shuts down after an indeterminate length of time. The green light is on (not blinking) and the fan is running, but the lamp just goes off. Sometimes it will work all evening and sometimes shuts down after less than 30 mins. The unit was sent back to the manufacturers in the Netherlands and it was returned stating that it was not faulting. They had cleaned dust out of the unit and downloaded a firmware upgrade. I have had it for just 18 months and the lamp hours are 1910. The unit will not even display its own logo or menu, it just goes out. If I switch it off and back on again, it usually works for a while, but you never know for how long. Is this a known problem or do you have any suggestions before I have no more hair to pull out. The dealership just doesn't want to know. Regards, Mike.

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    Projector is broken but the bulb is still on



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Make sure the colorwheel is working. if it is, replace the ballast. the caps are dried out.

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