My Panasonic AE700U would not turn on this AM. I was out of town and my daughter was watching movies but did not say that she experienced any problems with the projector. I utned the main power switch off and came back after about 15 minutes. At this time the unit powered up fine. The picture was bright and clear for about 15 minutes and then the projector started to power down to stand by mode (without the stand by message), I could hear the iris clicking. The unit powered back up and then down again before finally shutting off. No warning lights came on. I checked the air filter and its clean. I was able to power up the unit after shutting the main power switch off and I had waited about 15 minutes. The projector ran for 5 minutes and shut down. I cant get the projector to start up again. I replaced the bulb last year and also replaced the air filter at that time. No indication of bulb failure. Any ideas??? Thank you.
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So, Shutting down to protect itself. The error light says it needs service, Cycling power makes it work for a few more minutes, then the Panasonic safety circuit shuts it down. Projector shuts down when bulb life gets to the danger zone, and also when its heat sensor says there is a problem. So you have a bulb life issue or you have a dirty projector / fan cooling issue??
I say clean it up with some compressed air when it is cool, then check the # of hours the bulb has on it (in the menu).
Lastly brace yourself, the bulb is gonna hurt you :-$
it's the polarizing filter on one of the lcds. they tend to fry due to excessive heat. clean the dust out of the projector so it can cool down properly. but you will need to replace that filter. it is fairly easy, but remember which plugs go where. however, many companies won't sell parts for or replace components of the optical engine or the prism assembly. if they don't, it's going to cost a bit. check the panasonic website for the closest authorized service center.
may be a heat problem: check the psu unit for components getting too hot...use a laser thermometer and keep you fingers away from the psu !
other possible problem may be a bad capacitor or the thermal protection before the psu..but this would be a very uncommon problem.