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Light hours getting close to 3000, but picture still looks good,will resetting lamp hour hurt and keep using same lamp be ok. thanks david

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No do not reset the lamp hrs. because the lamp might reach the ed of life and could blow resulting in mercury poisoning. If you notice there is a warning sign that pops up in red or something saying to change the lamp, it will shut down eventually during that warning time. You have gotten a lot of hours with that lamp and consider being fortunate to have such reliability. Buy a new lamp when needed as it will improve your experience.

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Hi skeeterJ

This is most probably your lamp , I have had loads of PB6100 's that has even had less hours on the lamp than yours and needed replacement.

Keep in mind that the 2000-3000 hours they talk about on a lamp is just a rough factory estimate. The time you get on a lamp is determined by how you use the Projector - because at the end of the day the lamp is just like a globe in your home - it doesn't like being swithed on and off for short periods. This is a mistake most Projector owners make - by thinking they are saving the bulb's lifetime and switching it off for short periods.

You can take my word on this as I am a Authorised BenQ Service Technician.

I've had clients who got 10 000 hours on one bulb just because they left the unit running for longer periods.

Lamp Part No : 60.J8618.CG1

Easiest way to make 100% sure before investing in a new lamp is to take out the lamp by opening the lamp door at the bottom.
Check for any vein like looking marks in either white or black or a bubble on the shaft.

If you have any further troubles or questions , feel free to post another posting and I'll answer it for you ASAP.

Thanks for using Fixya and good luck !

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Hi Striker 53

Yes , a flickering image and dimming is a very clear indication that the lamp is going.

To make 100% sure and to give you some peace of mind - take out the lamp and you will either see vein like looking marks on the lamp or discolouration or even that there is a bubble at the end of the lamp's shaft.

Do keep in mind that a lamp normally gets a rating of say 2000-3000 hours , but that is only a estimate from the manufacturers factory. I've had lamps that had less than 300 hours on them , that needed replacement.

Once you replaced the lamp , remember to reset the lamp timer.

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