Question about Sony VPL FX50 Multimedia Projector
When I plug in my projector the amber standby light illuminates and a quiet fan runs. When I hit the power button the light momentarily turns green, a squeal comes from the power supply (area) and then it goes dead. I have to leave it unplugged for about 15 seconds before it will do anything again. I just bought it used on E-Bay. And these were my initial findings when I tried to power it up for the first time. I found a fuse, but it appeared to be good. Is there a trick I'm missing or am I looking at an electrical issue? Please help.
Hi and happy new yeay im sorry to say but it looks like it has overheated and blown somehting on the board you should check the fan isnt seezing when you press the button before it turns green.
But this problem without me actually been their myself would say it has got to hot and perhaps blown a resistor these can be replaced for cheap.
If the light lights up then it is not the going to be the fuse.
What i would do is take the case of and becarefull not to touch anything causing something else to short then switch it on and see where the noise is coming from.
You might be lucky and just need the fan replacing so try this first.
If the fan works fine check all air vents are free from dust and fluff if still no joy you will need to look at all the resistors around where the power supply goes int the projector right upto the fan part of the board.
You will need a good magnifying glass preferably one that lights up as they can be difficult to locate blown resistors.
If you are unsure what you are doing please leave to a pro as the are still live even after switching of for 24 hours and can kill.
You should see the blown resistors or might be couple.
you will also need a really good soldering iron to replace and remove bad resistors let me know hwta you want to do ok
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
An electrical issue (power supply area) is correct. check manufacturer for part replacement info would be the best move.
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
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